National Flower Arranging Day

Did you know its National Flower Arranging Day on Friday 3 May? Keep a look out because you might find a bunch of flowers with a big orange tag which on them which says Please Take me Home.

I was only A Flower Arranger’s Daughter

Prompted by an article in the Summer edition of the Flower Arranger magazine which reproduced an article from the 1976 archives called I was only A Flower Arranger’s Daughter. I thought it would be fun to ask my own daughter if she fancied writing her own article (in exchange for a bit of extra pocket money).

I realise in hindsight that I didn’t get my timing quite right. And although she was keen to earn some money to save up for something she really, really wants, pushing a copy of the Flower Arranger under her nose – for inspiration - on her first day back at school after the Easter hols was probably a little bit unwise!

She sat and fumed.  And then sat and fumed again.

In her haste and anger she made some whopping grammar and spelling mistakes, which as the editor of this blog I’ve corrected.

So here goes …

National Flower Arranging Day
National Flower Arranging Day

Why being a flower arrangers daughter/child is horrible!

It is horrible as they get you to do many, many, many horrible things through your time in life such as:

  1. 1. Making you go to gardens
  2. 2. Making the house into a forest
  3. 3. Doing too many creative thins
  4. 4. Occupying the patio by for filming ( for my YouTube channel and Facebook group FlowerStart World), so you can’t call your dog in
  5. 5. Using the computer all the time and when you want to use it they say “go use the laptop”, when you don’t know where it is
  6. 6. Making you write STUPID essays because they feel like it (she’s talking about this blog post)

All of these examples are scientifically proven (by me) to be 100% true. It is so unfair.

In fact, I don’t like this soooo much that that I am going to start a petition to stop this happening:

  • 1. It is unfair to treat children like this and I quote “you should treat people how you want to be treated”
  • 2. Day after day it gets tiresome doing what you Mother says.

All the evidence points me to conclude one thing, we must stop our Mother’s flower arranging at home. If you have any questions, please put them alongside your name and I will reply as soon as I can.

Do you want to sign?

The petition has one name at the moment.  If you’d like to add your’s please do leave me a comment in the section below.

Until next time, happy flowers!


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