So I am in the middle of buying a house at the moment and the stress is phenomenal. This is the third house I have tried to buy in a year, the other two fell through for various reasons, and I am all of a week away from exchange. It feels like it will just never happen. Now a week in the real world is nothing I know but when you’re waiting on something you’ve been waiting two years for, and twice already been let down, it’s a bloody long time!
Childbirth twice, a divorce, raising two puppies…..all a breeze compared to this. Whoever invented the house buying system in this country…what were they thinking?! And why has no one ever changed it……no wonder more people choose to rent these days.
I have lists all over the place, lists of address changes, lists of things needed to buy, lists of all the lists and at the same time am trying to keep the kids’ routines as normal as possible and not lose my mind. No wonder I can’t keep a job down!
And of course I choose this time to start a new venture in my life, possibly a new business….
All this sitting around waiting though has given me time to think about a ‘niche’ to my new venture. As a newbie to floristry I will struggle to compete with the established experienced businesses so I need a USP…..something a bit different.
It came to me on the way back from the school run today, walking off track with the dog, looking at the wildflowers struggling in the first frost of autumn this year, as I dodged the mud patches and other dogs’ offerings that lazy owners don’t bother picking up (there are whole Facebook threads and pages devoted to people complaining about this issue so I won’t go down that route).
Once home I scoured Pinterest for examples of my new idea and there are some fantastic examples out there it seems…..I must now learn to re create them and add my own touches.
So I am going to try drying flowers and making arrangements/keepsakes from them. This can then be used for brides wishing to preserve their wedding bouquets, for loves ones wishing to preserve flowers from funerals, for new parents preserving flowers received on the birth of their babies and so on. As for the arrangement/display ideas I’ll work on that, for now I’ve to learn about which flowers dry well and how to dry them in the cupboard under the stairs (which at the moment is empty due to being packed up ready to move so that’s quite handy!) I’ll record my attempts on here so you can all have a giggle!
As well today I had a play with fake flowers I recently bought……
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