Floral fun in 2019

I originally posted this in September, but thought I’d edit it as lot has changed since then…

The Keukenhof in Amsterdam 

I’ve always wanted to go to the tulip fields in Amsterdam, and every year I never seem to get round to it.

For my birthday in April I’m going to treat myself to a solo day trip to The Keukenhof. I’ll be on the first flight out in the morning from Leeds Bradford and the last flight back on the evening. Timings-wise it’s pretty much the same as a day trip to London.

From March to May you can get a shuttle bus directly from the airport to the Keukenhof and back, and I’ve worked out that I should get around six hours at the gardens before I need to head back to the airport. All I’ll need is a small handbag, my passport and a few Euros and I’ll be on my way!

Complete my floristry college 

May 2019 marks the end of my college course and a BTEC Level 2 qualification in Floristry. I signed up just to get a qualification but have met a really great bunch of people along the way.

Weddings, weddings and more weddings!

My summer is now filled up with wedding bookings and I couldn’t be more excited! I worked on around ten weddings this year but next year is already looking a lot busier. I’ll be booking in meetings with the couples throughout the year and can’t wait to get started!

Wedding fairs and craft stalls

After a successful Baildon at Christmas stall, I’m hoping to sign up to a few wedding stalls next year and local craft fairs to take this side of my business even further.

Edinburgh Botanic Garden

I’ve lived in England my whole life and never once been to Scotland. Not even stepped a toe across the border. This needs to be remedied and soon!

I’m a huge fan of visiting botanic gardens, and everyone tells me the one in Edinburgh is fantastic. After a busy summer of weddings I think a September trip might be in order, so my plan is to head up on the train for one day or a an overnight stay so I can explore Edinburgh Botanic Garden as summer turns to autumn.

Head back to Australia

At the end of 2017 I went to Australia to visit family, and as it was the summer I got the chance to see a lot of plants, trees and flowers that I hadn’t seen on previous visits as I’d only visited in spring and Autumn before.

I made it to a couple of botanic gardens and the Blue Mountains last time, but I’m hoping to head back again in 2019 and plan in even more floral-based fun! I’m hoping to visit Sydney flower market and sign up to some floristry classes while I’m there.

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