Thursday, 26 June 2014

Flowered

I feel sometimes as though I must be the only girl who has never been bough flowers by a boy.


OK- I'm telling a tiny white lie. I have had a boy buy me a single red rose- and I mean a boy, not a young man- we were eleven, and he was my primary school boyfriend. We went on one "date", and held hands for about two weeks, and that was about that. 


And when I was 18, a male friend bought me a bouquet of flowers because I was sad, and it was the only thing he could think of doing to make me feel a little better. 

But I have never had anyone buy me flowers "just because". Never had a boy try to woo me with flowers.

But who needs a guy to buy you flowers when you can buy yourself flowers?!


I picked this beautiful bouquet of sweet williams and gerberas. Pink and pretty and brightening up our kitchen in my favourite jug, because we don't have a vase of the right size.

I love this time of year for so many reasons. But the beautiful flowers in season (hello, peonies. I spot you in the kitchen of every other blogger. Who cares that you're my favourite too...) are a really, really special part of that.

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  1. I love having flowers in the house! My ex bought me some a couple of times but you're right you don't need a boy to send you flowers! Me and my housemates sometimes pick up cheap bunches to brighten our house :) xo
    amber love

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    1. Yep, I'm all about the cheap bunches to cheer up the house- these were reduced to clear- shh! x

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  2. There's something that feels just a little bit naughty (for me anyway) about buying flowers for my own enjoyment! Not naughty enough not to do it, just naughty enough to feel a bit cheeky when going through the ritual of trying them out in ALL THE VASES. Gerberas are the cheeriest of all the flowers, good choice!
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! Feels just a little bit cheeky to buy yourself flowers, doesn't it?! Bloody love gerberas. So pretty, so cheery! xx

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  3. Very pretty colourful flowers :) My boyfriend bought me flowers for the first time a few weeks ago. We've been together for almost 3 years...I'm sure the flower-buying is a dying thing for boys! I agree, you don't need any excuse to buy them for yourself. Plus then you can choose the ones that you really think are prettiest, and not just end up with (very pretty but predictable) roses or lilies :) xxx

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    1. Oh bless him! I think it's a dying tradition too- sad, sad times. If I have sons, I'll be telling them to buy their girlfriends flowers ALL THE TIME! And it's true- I doubt any boy would buy me my actual favourites (alstroemeria, fressias, irises, peonies, and sweet peas- the pretty, blousy types are my favourites) xx

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  4. I love buying flowers - it feels like such a treat - like a chocolate bar, or a magazine, only looks pretty and it lasts all week instead!

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    1. You're so right- so much better than a magazine, why have I never thought of it like that!? xx

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  5. I've had a boy buy me flowers when i was in hospital, and my best friend that moved to oz sent me some for my birthday, but no attempts of wooing :D

    But i always buy myself flowers, brighten up my day xx

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    1. Oh bless, both of those sound so sweet though! I'm all for buying myself flowers- we should treat ourselves for sure! x

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  6. There is nothing wrong with indulgence, especially with flowers!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

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    1. Nope! And it's better for me than treating myself to chocolate ;) xx

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  7. nope, definitely don't need a guy to buy you flowers. there is something so nice about buying flowers for yourself - and you've picked good ones :) x

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    1. It's such a lovely treat! And all the nicer for having bought them myself, in some ways :)

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  8. I really don't like being bought flowers by boys, I think it's a bit unimaginative! But buying them for yourself is totally OK, especially as you end up with the ones you REALLY like (actually, this rule applies to all gifts now I come to think about it!)

    rachael xx | made up of little things

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    1. So true. I do always maintain that I give myself the best presents... xx

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  9. I'm a little bit obsessed with those tiles!
    When I worked full time I loved stopping at the shops and picking myself up a lovely bunch of flowers. But I can't really afford them now (unless they're Sweet Williams which are like £1.50 a bunch but quite hard to find!)
    x

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    1. The wall ones? Homebase, and apparently not expensive ones either! I love sweet williams, think i was quite lucky to find these ones!

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