Someone told me once that buying flowers for your home is like showing your house you love it. I like that as an excuse.
I'm really getting in to buying flowers for our house. I think it stems (!) from the fact that I find it very difficult indeed to keep plants alive for long and flowers just die after a few weeks so I don't feel too guilty about it. Obviously, alongside the fact that they are pretty and add colour and a bit of softness to your living environment.
I usually pick up a bunch when we go food shopping, which is once every few weeks as we never have any food in and live on a diet of McDonald's and chips, cheese and gravy. These guys in the pic above were £1.50 from Aldi of all places. I think they are Gladiolus.
I also bought another bunch in a different, amazing, coral colour. Again £1.50.
Sometimes the act of going to buy flowers is actually just as nice as having the flowers themselves, so grabbing a cheap bunch of blooms in the local supermarket doesn't quite cut it. My sister gets an inordinate amount of pleasure from going to little independent florists and finding out everything she can about the flowers she buys. I'm talking the kind of research you would do before adopting a pet.
She bought me these lovely flowers this weekend from a florist in the Northern Quarter and I think it made her as happy as it made me.
So there you go. A post about all of the flowers I have in my house at the moment. It does kind of look like someone has either had a wedding or died, but it makes me very happy having all these flowers around me while I work from home.