There’s something really lovely about treating someone you love with flowers, especially if they’re roses! Men never seem to quite get the hint when you say this to them – so I’ve tended to just do the whole flower thing for my mum instead of holding out any hope for a bunch of my own anytime soon. BIG HINT Sion! Anyway, where were we…
A couple of months ago, I was having a really tough time. I had health issues flaring up here, there and everywhere, Uni was so stressful and generally, I wasn’t a happy bunny (I’ll go into detail when the time is right as I feel it’s worthy of a blog post, just in case anyone is going through the same). It all came to a head around mid-May and I just had to come home. Although the regular phone calls to my mum were a massive help, I needed to be in my own room, with my family around me and my mum right there next to me to give me a hug. Somehow, she always says the right thing and I always feel ten times better.
I pretty much went back and forth from London to Bournemouth for the next few weeks, only returning to University for exams. It was a bit ridiculous but sometimes, you know, you just need to be at home.
Since my mum had taken such lovely care of me, succeeding in making me feel happier and more confident about things, instead of moping around in my room – I wanted to treat her and say thank you. I knew she loved flowers, roses in particular, however my non-car situation (and ill-health) meant that I couldn’t just nip to the shops and pick up something lovely. Instead, I resorted to browsing the web for something special. I’d previously ordered my mum a bunch of flowers for mother’s day a few years ago, forking out a whopping sum in the process – only for them to be delivered squished, untidy and pretty much dead.
Roses Only popped onto my radar and suggested collaborating for a little treat for my mum – as a thank you. Despite their flower-dedicated name (and speciality), the site actually offers a whole host of floral options, however I thought it would be best to go for the full ‘rose’ experience and ordered the most beautiful bouquet of pink flowers to be delivered the very next morning (even, on a Saturday!).
They arrived in the most ginormous box and caught my mum just as she was whizzing out to the gym. Constantly on the go and always putting the rest of the family before herself, I was rest assured that the delivery reminded her that she’s the best mum ever – and my best friend too! Soppy I know, but it’s true!
She asked very kindly for her face to be cut out, since her pre-gym look didn’t include make-up – however I think you’ll agree, the bouquet is absolutely beautiful!
Have you tried Roses Only? Who would you treat to a bouquet of flowers?