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The Gift of Flowers

Growing up in Africa, I was not much of a flower girl. Life was not too busy in the crazy city of Lagos, for me to have the time to think of planting or flowers. But I am now at a point in my life where I appreciate the gift of flowers. I think flowers are a great gift to give and receive.

Flowers are now universally accepted in this part of the world, and I can see why. Flowers send unspoken messages, and I think it is a great easy way to show appreciation to a friend or family member, or even a work colleague. I do prefer some flowers to others, some strike a deeper chord in my heart and I find them delicately pretty. Here are 3 of my favourite flowers –

 

Roses

 

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When I think of Red Roses, I think of Love. I love Red Roses. It is a very pretty flower. I am also a lover of the Pink, Yellow, Peach and Orange Roses.     I think they all smell amazing, and would make great gifts, depending on the occasion.

The quality of the flowers matter as well, so it’s best to get them from a reputable supplier like Flying Flowers, who has been in the business of handmade bouquets for decades now.

 

Sunflowers

 

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Sunflowers are another favourite of mine. While researching the origin of Sunflowers, I discovered hey were one of the first crops to be grown in America, and their seeds were used to make flour for bread. Did you know that?

Sunflowers make me very happy. There is something so positive and uplifting about the sunflower, it could be because of the yellow colour and in your face shape.

 

 

Tulips

 

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Tulips are another favourite of mine. I love having a Tulip Bouquet in the house. And when it comes to the gift of flowers, they are great to give as a birthday, wedding, anniversary or congratulatory gift. I think the Tulip also represents Love, Happiness and Positivity. Do you agree?

 

Do you like receiving and giving flowers? Which is your favourite? Do sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

*Collaborative post.

 

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Why You Should Go On a Summer Holiday

If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for a while now, you would know how much I love travelling. And how I find the time to travel every year, especially during summer. I find it the most enlightening, refreshing and educative activity that anyone could ever engage in.  Many people I know have never left the town they were born in, and I find that shocking. These people have never travelled all their lives for various reasons. But many of them do feel like traveling is a waste of time and money. They don’t know what they are missing. So this why you should go on a summer holiday post should open their eyes to why they need a good break every now and again.

 

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For those who have not done much travelling, I want to challenge you today to take a trip. You don’t necessarily have to travel far away before you can experience the benefits of travel. Going to a neighbouring town is just as good as flying to a country on the other side of the world.

If you think that going on holiday is a waste of time and money, then you’re absolutely wrong! I can assure you that ever since I started travelling, I have been more open-minded and more appreciative of people and their various cultures. It’s really exciting! The adrenaline rush I get before and during a holiday is second to no other.

 

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If you’re still a little skeptical, then here are some reasons why you should book a holiday.

 

To learn about different cultures

There’s nothing like experiencing first hand another country’s culture. Let’s face it, when you the country you live is all you have ever known then it becomes tempting to believe that where you live is all there is. There is a world out there with people of diverse cultures. It gives you an opportunity to know how other people live their lives and what their values are.

When you go on holiday you get the chance to be completely immersed in the lifestyle of a different culture than your own. You tend to develop this deep respect for diversity.

 

Going on a summer holiday gives you the opportunity to take time off to relax

As educative as going on holiday is, one of the key reasons why people go on holiday is to relax from a whole year of work and stress. Sitting on the sandy beach, going on a hike through nature or going sightseeing is a nice way to unwind and take your mind off work. It’s exhilarating and at the end of your holiday to end up feeling refreshed, and ready to take on the world.

 

 

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To open you up to new perspectives

This is by far, the most fruitful part of going on holiday. Going on holiday makes you open-minded. When you are on holiday, you get the chance to see, live and experience things that are totally different from what you are used to. This challenges you to think wide and to open you to new possibilities.

Any time I go on holiday, I find myself filled with bursts of inspiration. My creativity levels are high and I feel more energized.

 

Summer Holiday present the best opportunity to spend quality time with your family

If you have ever been looking for the right time to spend quality time with your family, then going on holiday is the best option. When you are on holiday, you are far away from anything that will keep you away from your family. That is a wonderful time to bond with your family, and have some fun.

 

Where are you off to this summer?

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