Winning Flowers

046These are the flowers that my family bought for me as a reward for running the London Marathon. I really love them, so bright and cheery, exactly what I’ve needed to put a smile on my face whilst I limp around the kitchen.

I’ve been trying to educate my 2 boys on the art of buying flowers for a lady. Here are the golden rules in my opinion.

1 Under no circumstances should you ever buy a woman flowers from the petrol station and supermarket flowers are not always a good thing either.

2. If in doubt go for a bunch of all the same type for example tulips, daffodils or roses.

3. The best place for flowers is a good florist.

Taking this information on board my oldest son tried to reassure me that these flowers had indeed come from my local favourite florist. However the one that doesn’t lie, Tink, revealed they were actually from Waitrose. I was gracious and suggested that if the flowers were to come from a supermarket then Waitrose was probably the best option.
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  1. Louise April 25, 2013 / 1:00 pm

    Your flowers are beautiful Sarah! Gerberas are my favourite! When Mr S and I got married, they were used to great effect as table centre displays; each table a different colour. :-)

  2. doris April 25, 2013 / 3:08 pm

    beautiful! congrats on the marathon! that is just awesome!

  3. Sue April 25, 2013 / 7:25 pm

    Congratulations and your flowers are so beautiful and vibrant. Your flower rules made me smile I am still trying to teach my other half but he still doesn’t really get it.
    Sue x

    • thepuffindiaries April 25, 2013 / 7:33 pm

      I’ve half given up on my other half that’s why I’m starting on my boys young. x

  4. Kate April 26, 2013 / 9:57 am

    Thoroughly deserved. Mmmm…such gorgeous colours, they make my mouth water! I feel like Ermintrude from The Magic Roundabout.

    • thepuffindiaries April 26, 2013 / 1:36 pm

      Yes they do look something Ermintrude might like,thank you.

  5. Andrew April 26, 2013 / 11:52 am

    Well flowers from the petrol station fine, but the super market??? Is that where I have been going wrong all these years?

    • thepuffindiaries April 26, 2013 / 1:38 pm

      Only Waitrose and no carnations, it’s a minefield I know, but worth getting right. x

  6. emilytealady April 26, 2013 / 3:04 pm

    Well done for running the london marathon! The flowers are lovely, so colourful x

    • thepuffindiaries April 26, 2013 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you, they’ve been cheering a tired me on this week. x

  7. Suzanne April 26, 2013 / 4:19 pm

    Absolutely, Waitrose is indeed the best (and most expensive!) supermarket for flower purchases! I am still in awe that you ran the Marathon, no wonder you’re aching! I hope that you’re slowly getting back to normal. How sweet that your boys thought to buy flowers for you :)

    • thepuffindiaries April 26, 2013 / 4:38 pm

      Thanks Suzanne, I’m also still quite amazed I ran the marathon. x

  8. Verily Victoria Vocalises April 26, 2013 / 4:56 pm

    What absolutely beautiful flowers and thoroughly deserved. I LOVE your tips for buying flowers – these should be shared around ALL men!! Thank you for linking up to PoCoLo this week lovely xx

  9. Gammon & Chips (@maddiesinclair) April 26, 2013 / 5:47 pm

    How lovely! I absolutely LOVE Gerberas. They are such a happy flower. And what better way to celebrate such a happy and amazing accomplishment as the London Marathon. Well done! #PoCoLo :-)

  10. Tea cake and my boy April 26, 2013 / 9:02 pm

    Love the flowers and really well done for running the marathon! Lovely pictures too xx

  11. Dragonsflypoppy April 27, 2013 / 9:28 am

    Stunning flowers and thoroughly well-deserved. Congratulations on your marathon run. I love you golden rules for flower-buying too. Will have to pass them on to my son….and perhaps my husband too xx

    • thepuffindiaries April 27, 2013 / 9:33 am

      Thank you, flower buying is serious stuff, get it right and it could make all the difference. Thanks for your comment. x

  12. Lous Lake Views April 27, 2013 / 8:33 pm

    Firstly, Wow, well done on running the marathon! Secondly, fantastic advice that we should all pass onto our sons, you are so right if it has to be from the supermarket then you can’t beat Waitrose #PoCoLo

  13. Jaime Oliver April 27, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    These are beautiful and a MASSIVE MASSIVE well done for running the marathon! x

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