I managed to spend a whole 20 hours in the UK between trips to the USA and Amsterdam. In that time I unpacked, repacked, did a live tutorial on how to dress a Christmas tree on Facebook and slept, very badly indeed. After another early start I now find myself fogbound at London City Airport; out of sync, out of body and out of mind. You might imagine I had already been at the hashish, but it’s jet-lag, I promise. Meanwhile I have three posts on the go: one about Terrain, the fabulous garden centre from the Anthropologie stable; one about a walk along the High Line Park with Him Indoors; and another on the bright lights of New York City. Plus I have a cute little Christmas tree that comes through the letterbox to review … and an excellent new book about Daffodils by Helen O’Neill that I can’t wait to lose myself in. Quite when my feet will touch the ground again I don’t know, but when they do I’ll be a busy boy!

Image above: Echinacea, New York High Line Park, December 2016.

Image below: Artfully planted globe terrarium, Terrain, Westport, Connecticut, December 2016.

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14 thoughts on “Fogbound

  1. Slow down a bit, Dan ( I know it’s easier to say so than do ). I hope you are free of the jet-lag soon. Take care of yourself …and enjoy even the time remaing to Christmas.


    1. I am not very good at taking it easy at the best of times Paul. Currently it’s impossible. I am trying very hard to pace myself so I don’t get the lurgy. It’s already doing the rounds in my office 😕. I really want to be fit and well to enjoy Christmas!


  2. Dearest Mr. Christmas!!!!! You have bl…dy nailed it!!!! I have just arrived in Tokyo….and omg, aside from the large glass of chardi…I had to have…. This has lit my day!!n I want that gold flower with the pearls…lots of them….Dan, the display decs for Christmas in Nth Asia are sensational..
    It was so heart warming to see your presentation!! I am so proud to have such a gifted are so talented!!! Bring on Santatime…..


    1. Hey Helen. Thanks so much. I watched it back without sound and thought I didn’t look very cheerful 😕 We had over 450 tree decs in the range this year and I can honestly say that no one in the U.K. had anything remotely comparable in quality. I have the best job! Mind you, I now have three trees to decorate at home so need to start practicing what I preach!


  3. You did not look as if you were nervous, quite a natural in front of the camera and it has given me a load of tips, thank you. Mild and mizzly here in Devon so hope you are free of the fog soon AND you can catch up on your sleep.

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    1. My review is coming, I promise. Everything has been on hold due to my travels. I will say that Terrain is brilliant by US standards, but that I’ve seen better in Europe. It’s a very good attempt at melding a great gift range with plants, floristry and excellent catering.


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