Whilst yesterday’s foray into the world of fair trade baking was a delicious experience, I must admit that it made a bit of a mess. Today my aim is to bring new life into the house quite literally with some fresh flowers.
Flowers are a natural pick-me up. Given the opportunity I buy them for myself, for friends and family on birthdays and the like or let’s face it, just because it’s Tuesday. My flower obsession is actually a rather obvious opportunity to go fair trade but somehow it’s something I hadn’t really considered before.
Despite my enthusiasm for this particular swap, I found it quite difficult to find fair trade flowers to swap to, in the end I went for a Marks and Spencer bouquet, although it is so enormous I’m not sure I have a vase big enough to take them all. Ah well, we can have fair trade roses in EVERY room in the house, they can act as a “subtle” hint to my boyfriend…show him what Valentine’s Day was supposed to look like!
As much as I like the flowers in my video, I would really like to see more fair trade flower options available. Before the comments board gets over excited, I know there are debates around air miles etc, but I’ve reached the decision that they are better environmentally than some of those coming from hot houses, and certainly better for the people growing and picking them.
As you can see from my video post, my flower arranging skills can’t be described as the best in the industry, however I can be proud of the flowers’ fair trade origins and I don’t know about you but I certainly think that this makes them smell a whole lot sweeter.
Now if only there were fair trade plasters to help me deal with all these thorn cuts….
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