The world is looking up again, not everything is fixed but I am defiantly feeling a lot more positive.
The radiator is being fixed on Thursday and work have kindly given me permission to work from home so I don’t have to take holiday. Hopefully it won’t cost too much as I can’t see much draining going on, as by Thursday I don’t think there will be any water left to drain!
I had some beautiful roses from my Mums friends on Sunday which I had a good play with. I’ve received so many flowers over the past few weeks due to loosing my pregnancy. I used to be a florist before I worked for the fire service and after years of creating arrangements I really do prefer a more naturalistic display. I receive flowers I don’t tend to over style them – just put them in a vase and let them be themselves, and sit back and enjoy them for what they are. However Sunday was the perfect day for a little pick me up and I dedicated a little time to creating an arrangement.
I stripped the roses of all of their leaves apart from the ones right at the top (you should do this anyway so there are no leaves below the water level as it can poison the water and go to the flower heads and make them droopy). I then picked some long springs of lavender to have as the centre and then created a tight ball of roses around it. I chose to display them in the red wine decanter.
What do you think? I have loved having them sitting there looking very cool and sophisticated – not quite to my taste usually but they sit proud – that’s for sure!
It was quite a change working in a florist and then going into the fire service. I certainly miss playing shop and also working creatively. However the fire service also has its benefits. My one gripe about the station atmosphere is it is very clinical. All the desks and work stations are the same and no one seems to personalise their space …. Apart from me of course!
Take a look at my little – but very important colourful additions to my desk. They are almost vital in keeping me working!
In the background you can see a lovely milkshake note card of my Mum, who used to work in the same office as me. I put on an event celebrating Older Person's Day and she was obviously proud of me.
Do you like my coaster. "It's been lovely but I have to scream now!" hehehe!
Here's a close up of my wise guru owl who I turn to for help every now and again, He hides in the tree of life!
And my mouse mat!
Oh yes we can!!!!
And here is a up cycled coke bottle holding various paper clip sizes and a lovely box of tissues ... that everyone steals!
So there you have it - a whistle stop tour of my desk!
On another note I feel an incredible sense of “missing out”! I keep reading all about these wonderful craft swaps, yet I never seem to come across one! Could anyone point me in the right direction? Or be brave enough to host one so I can join in with all the fun! I drool at the packages everyone posts about. And it’s so nice giving as well!
Speak soon – I have news of lavender and knitting to post about next!