Thursday, 1 October 2015

Anniversary Season

It's anniversary season in our house at the moment. September marked two years since Thomas moved to Leicester, and in with me, and coming up later this month is both the third anniversary of our first date, and my seven year anniversary of buying my house.

I have such an appreciation of and love for my house at the moment. No matter how I feel about my teaching career right now, I will be forever grateful that it gave me the financial resources to buy this place.

Even after seven years it still makes my heart sing to come downstairs on a sunny Saturday morning and glimpse the sun streaming through the stained glass transom above the front door (made by my incredibly talented step-mother, Andrea - the glass panel, not the door!), or to sit peacefully in the living room, gazing contentedly at the shelves of books filling the alcoves.

I remember asking for advice on co-habiting when Thomas first moved back to the UK. I'd never lived with a partner before and was concerned that, after years on my own, I wouldn't adapt to sharing. But the last two years have been a dream and I count my blessings every day that I get to share my home and life with the most perfect partner.

So when Blossoming Gifts got in touch and offered me a bouquet to review, I jumped at the chance to get a bunch of flowers for my lovely boy. Their range of autumn flowers is just stunning but in the end I plumped for the Autumn Breeze bouquet, a mixture of roses, lilies, agapanthus and veronica. Arriving well packaged, the flowers were easy to arrange and lasted ages. The one thing that particularly impressed me about the website was that, unlike other online florists, they use images of the standard (i.e. cheaper) bouquets, rather than wowing you with the fancy option and then sending a smaller bunch. Our bouquet was a standard size (priced at £29.99) and absolutely packed with beautiful blooms, but they also do a range of bouquets under £20 which look equally fab.

I'll definitely be using Blossoming Gifts in future, and if you fancy surprising someone (or treating yourself), they've kindly provided me with a 33% off discount code. Just enter BGIFTS33 at check-out to receive your discount off all products apart from the Flowers By Post range.

* I received a free bouquet from Blossoming Gifts in exchange for an honest review.