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NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2013

25 Days to SPRING

This morning I sat in my car with 45 bunches of sweet-peas tickling my ears! The scent as I drove along the M1 was a delightfully delicious swish of sweetness for the mundane metal and tar experience of city life! As my car was being packed to the BRIM by the good-natured smile and swiftly practiced hands of Dan, my assistant packer there, I smiled to myself and remembered how blessed I am to have the best job in the world!!! And then I took a photo to show you what its like to have the back of your car filled with flowers. See further down the page....

 I must say, I feel like a leaf that's been blown through the door into August! Swoosh, plop! And from this autumn leaf of me, I cannot tell you how excited I am for Spring...can you feel it?? The newness. The crispness. The clarity. I have so much in store for you. I am reminded often of my calling to serve you (usually by the soft nudge of a petal or a wayward bloom, sometimes its a little smack by a heliconia on my butt cheek as I pass by) And to serve you through this beautifully powerful and healing medium of flowers is a gift. I hope you enjoy this August news and the exploding of a new season of being which is upon us as we embark on another two months of flower fun and fancies! Join us soon! Its wonderful here. CIAO

Being Woman  - Flower healing

There's nothing quite like a rose to capture the femininity of being a Woman. You may not be a rose however. That association may never have worked for you. What flower are you? What perfect bloom mirrors your soul and spirit? Have you ever wondered? Do you know? 

If you are keen to explore more of who you are and want to spoil yourself in this time of celebrating being a Woman, come and join our 8 September FLOWERSCAPE and unravel the flower in your soul. 

DATE: SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

VENUE: ESSENTIAL LIFE, PARKHURST

TIME: 9am - 12pm

Booking is essential FOR MORE INFORMTION email Cindy marketing@jillmanson.co.za 

Flower market tours

Now that its getting warmer its time to pull out the alarm clocks and join us one morning for a FUN-tabulous tour of the flower auction and the wholesale market down at City Deep. We take a look at this amazing system from the inside and also visit some of the floral suppliers, stores, floral supermarkets and all things that go "florist" in the night!

DATES: 20 AUGUST or 17 SEPTEMBER

COST: R250 pp

Meet at McDonalds cnr Glenhove and Oxford Rd at 6am. We travel in convoy to the market from there. Back by 9am.

FLOWER SCHOOL INFO

The next set of classes starts on 1 October 2013 and is the last set for the year

  • Module 1: Country styling: tied bunches – 1 Oct
  • Module 2: Cottage styling: glass vases - 19 Oct
  • Module 3: Modern styling: oasis & unusual containers - 2 Nov
  • Module 4: Contemporary Minimal styling  – 23 Nov

FOR A FULL BROCHURE ON EACH CLASS AND PRICES or TO BOOK ON ONE OF THESE DATES, PLEASE EMAIL US ON marketing@jillmanson.co.za

 

FLOWER FOOD FOR THE SOUL
I caught a bout of tummy bug last week and my dear neighbors who are from Chile picked two leaves off of their Aloe Vera plant and passed it to me over the fence with instruction that I peel it and take the fleshy inside of the leaves and blend them with an apple. TO SWALLOW ALL immediately.
I must say it felt amazing to actually work with this plant in my kitchen and the peeling was difficult - the edges of the leaf being serrated and thorny and the outer protective layer quite thick.
What a remedy though! You must try it....its a messy business all that gooey aloe vera gel inside sticks to everything but WOW - I am a new fan of Aloe Vera. My tummy was healed. Off to buy me some plants at Colourful Splendor that's for sure.
Please email me if you have any news or flower events to share with us!
Remember to join us on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/flowerjourneys and follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/flowerjourneys
 With petal magic
Jill.
 

As promised here is a pic of my car this morning before leaving the market!

Corollation Flowerscape

Contact Jill on cel: 079 873 5002 or email: info@jillmanson.co.za

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