This week I have been helping out at my local florist shop, Jayne Copperwaite Flowers . I am a regular customer and they were short staffed this week so I offered to lend a hand. Years ago, I trained as a florist back in NZ and I worked as a florist when I first came to London in 1977.
I've not worked as a florist since 1980 so am very rusty; it's not the same as arranging flowers in your own home! However, it was a strange but exhilarating feeling to be back working with flowers and watching Jayne at work. She is a superb florist and a real inspiration.
Jayne's shop is absolutely stunning and I cannot resist popping in most weekends to buy plants or flowers. Jayne has two rescue dogs who are in the shop with her — Poppy, a rescue poodle who never lets Jayne out of her sight and George, a Labradoodle. The dogs really enhance the experience of shopping there.
Below are three photos of her beautiful shop.