Flowers. Because sometimes you dont need a reason.
When Interflora asked if we’d write about their flowers, naturally I happily agreed – who doesn’t love fresh flowers?
But this time – they were not for me. My Mother In Law has been very ill this summer, and is still only very slowly recuperating – and as anyone knows, a protracted illness just leaves you feeling pretty glum.
So I scoured Interflora’s site, hoping I’d maybe find something she’d like. Now, I’ll be honest. I haven’t used Interflora for YEARS. Not since I got married, moved 200 miles away from home, and found it was cheaper to call the florist round the corner to my mum I’d been using for years and order something over the phone.
What? Well, it was!
But more fool me.
Because it’s actually not, any more.
PLUS – when you order online you get to CHOOSE. You know exactly what your gift will look like. Instead of vague “something pastelly, she likes chrysanths, no purple please” I got to pore over pages, and choose something I knew she would really truly love. Her favourite summer gentle colours, scented blooms, and presented in a basket so there was no need for her to DO anything with them.
Did she like them?
She cried. And cherished them for weeks.
And yes, thank you, after a summer of enforced rest and relaxation she is feeling MUCH better.