Wednesday, 21 November 2012


I have been very poor at keeping up this blog. The time just seems to fly by.
There have been lots of weddings on the go.

This one was at the beautiful Gean House in Alloa last week.

It was a lovely job to work on.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Autumnal wedding flowers

I love the change of seasons and this wedding really is the start of using beautiful autumnal colours.
These photos show the progress from notes and tartan samples through to delivery at the venue.

As usual, I didn't get to see it all set up exactly as the bride saw it.

Two hundred roses collected and waiting to be conditioned.

Some of the other flowers to be used.

The arrangements for the top table

Two flower girl posies looked after by a guard duck.

Bridal bouquet all ready for delivery

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


On Sunday the sun looked like it was going to shine so we took a trip to Edinburgh to see an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and then have a walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was great to have the chance to enjoy a bit of sunshine and fresh air.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

A new resident

This charming wooden fox has come to live with me. I wonder what he was made for?

I couldn't resist his happy face!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A trip to the Highlands and to an Island

On Saturday after I finished work we drove up to the west coast for a couple of nights away.
It had all been carefully planned out. All I had to do was get in the car.  Amazing how a couple of days can feel so much longer.

We tried a couple of great Scottish gins, ate wonderful seafood dinners and hotel breakfasts, stopped for tea and scones, coffee and cake, drank champagne, saw beautiful scenery. It was the perfect break.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


On Sunday we decided to go for ice cream and to Nardini's in Largs. It was sunny when we left for the coast but as you can see the usual thing happened and it clouded over a bit.

I first went to Nardini's years ago in my final year at art school. I was having a carpet made by a manufacturer in Kilwinning and as it wasn't far we took a trip to seek out the famous ice cream place.

I am one of those people who prefer things to stay as they used to be. I love the faded glamour. Nardidi's has had a major makeover and thankfully the ice cream is still wonderful.

Rum and raisin

Who could possibly resist....

This picture pretty much sums up my game. My ball is the pink one.