By Stephen Page
Mothers Day Sunday 15th March.
This Sunday will be one of our busiest days of the year as we look after hundreds of your Mum’s.
It is always a pleasure to be greeted with a smile and mothers day is perhaps when the biggest smiles are on view. I believe that bringing up your kids to be equipped for the big wide world is one of life’s most challenging things. It is also without doubt, the most rewarding experience anyone can encounter. Yes there will have been challenges along the road and if you have not reached the point of letting go, then you may find that to be one of the biggest. Our three kids are all at that point. We are now very proud parents of three beautiful adults who have such exciting and unknown roads ahead.
So when I see the smiles on Sunday morning I can appreciate that it is the memories of kids in distant parts of the world or close to home for that matter, that bring those wonderful smiles.
By Stephen Page
Welcome to our new blog page. It is our intention to keep you all updated with the goings on at Something Special Flowers. For those of you who know us, you will be aware that we have a fabulous team, who not only enjoy their work , but enjoy each others company . The banter in the shop can at times get quite intense and it is a shame that you the public only see the professional customer service that we pride our selves in. So here you will get a little insight into what happens behind the scenes of our daily work. At this stage I’m not too sure where this will lead; probably into deep water but it should be worth a laugh or two along the way.
A good place to start is with an look at the weekend just passed:-
Friday and Saturday nights it was Morna’s turn to burn the midnight oil as she prepared for the RHS Chelsea heats, requiring one of the largest pieces of work seen at this stage to be designed and constructed.
This year a cake suitable for an Asian wedding.
Jillian accompanied Morna on Sunday morning to Glasgow, in order to setup her finished piece by 10am.
Paula and I were also in on Sunday early to, loadup for displaying at the Crieff Hydro wedding show.
We all knew it would be tough competition in Galsgow, as always and as the day went Paula and I were continually checking our phones for the results from Glasgow. We met some lovely brides and had time to chat to many of the other suppliers who have become good friends over the years and years of wedding fares. It was great also to be positioned opposite the Blair Dental Clinic, who also had a stall. They not only do all the dentist stuff like teeth whitening etc but tattoo removal! Well you learn something every day. They are so much more than just a dentist. It was ironic that our sweetie cart was placed directly opposite the dentist and seemed to attract more attention.
Ironic also that I should loose a filling, just after joking that one particular family were going to be in need of dental treatment by the end of the day, if they continued filling their bags with chewy confectionery.
Anyway by 5.30pm we had packed up and were off home, sad that the call we had been waiting for didn’t bring the good news of of a trip to London for Morna. Well we can’t win them all; and it is s a great experience to be involved with floristry at such a high level of excellence; so really well done to Morna! I know she will have learned from the experience and be better placed for next year. There will always be an element of interpretation in such an art based discipline and on the day you need a little luck as well as your skill to achieve the very best results. The girls will be looking on and supporting the girl from Kelso who won through and deservedly so by all accounts, when the finals are shown in May.
As it turned out all three vans arrived back at the shop around the same time. We unloaded, popped Morna’s Wedding Cake into the shop window and went for a bite to eat and a chill down in one of Blaigowrie’s many eateries.