What do you think a bouquet like this costs here?… (Go on, guess!) Well, if you do it yourself, just £5! Can you believe it? There is a flower vendor at our Wednesday and Saturday market that sells any three bunches for £5. There’s a man with a very deep operatic voice that sings out, “Piiiick ’em out, whatever you like! Twooo pounds a bunch or three for a fiiiiiveeeerrrr. Eeeeev’ry color of the rain-bow!” In a really Cockney accent. (I’d love to make a recording for you sometime, it is almost surreal!) Lately, because of the rains, they have been selling SIX bunches for the same price, so I have really loved finding the pieces to make extravagant bouquets.
And it makes my life here that much more beautiful.
What do you love about where you live?