A Floral Cure

Apart from having a hectic work week, I’ve also been struggling with blogger’s block. Lots to write about but just not finding the requisite levels of inspiration. Finally the spell has been broken by the talented florists from Hibya Kadan in Japan, who have staged an exquisite exhibit at the Maison et Objet show in […]

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The Road to Mandalay – All Aboard the Chrysanthemum Express!

On the road to Mandalay, from the hill town of Pyin Oo Lwin, is Mandalay’s morning flower market. If, like us, you were expecting a Covent Garden-like covered market, then think again. This is a flower market on wheels. About 20 minutes from the city centre and occupying the sides and central reservation of a […]

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Vintage Flowers

Trapped by torrential rain in a Sidmouth bookshop last weekend I stumbled upon a gem of a book.  We didn’t entirely escape the rain, which was dripping ominously through a patch in the ceiling onto a spinner of children’s stories below.   I can’t help feeling a little bit nervous for small bookshops like these. […]

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