I love receiving flowers at any time of the year – they are the one thing that can’t fail to make me feel happier than I already am… and if I’m feeling a bit blue, a beautiful bunch of vintage roses or simple tulips can have me smiling again and remembering what a lucky sausage I am..
So, this beautiful bouquet of flowers from Appleyard London were the perfect arrival last weekend, when a handful of lovely girly chums got together for a little celebration brunch party. There was much to celebrate – new babies, new housies, new chappies… so we all pitched in, in true pot luck style and contributed different kinds of deliciousnesses (yes, it is a word) to the table.
There were bagels and cream cheese and smoked salmon… and cakes and biscuits and cookies and crisps… and wine and elderflower fizz…and I also contributed these beautiful Gold Leaf flowers – straight from Appleyard’s Christmas flowers range…
This beautifully festive bouquet comprises of luxury avalanche roses with burgundy hypericum berries and gold cinerea eucalyptus, so it smells glorious too… (and I LOVE roses…)
Although we were not celebrating Christmas, I couldn’t resist the gold leaves and red berries… perfect for getting us into the festive spirit. Appleyard London have kindly given me a discount code for you all to use, which will get you 40% off any of their luxury bouquets!** Just enter BLOG40 at checkout
Pot Luck meals don’t seem to be a ‘thing’ here in the UK, but I fell in love with them when I was over in New Zealand…
Pot Luck implies that you’re not sure what anyone’s going to bring, so it’s a bit of a gamble.. But, if you want to eliminate the element of surprise (and the risk that you might end up with 8 roast chickens) you can do what we did, which was to divvy up the bits and bobs beforehand, and pre-decide who brings what.
Cooking for a gaggle of friends can be very expensive, so next time you’re thinking of getting together, why not stay in and have a Pot Luck?
And if you do – why not treat yourself to a flower delivery from Appleyard London while you’re at it?
** The only bouquets exempt from the discount is the Flowers By Post range.
Appleyard sent me this bouquet to review, and if I hadn’t loved it I wouldn’t have written about it.