Out and about at Lalande

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I´m not much of a cat person, but Ruby has become very special to me. It´s now come to a point where I prefer to have him around when I walk around the garden. My favourite has become our «hangout» spot in the greenhouse. While Ruby steps on our herbs I water the perennials. Teamwork ey?

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Ruby follows me everywhere, even into the chateau forest

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into the floristry workshop

I absolutely love wild and messy flower arrangements, and especially if they are without «proper» flowers, haha. I guess I´m a bohemian romantic when it comes to floral styles. Lots of greens, different textures and smooth colours. Flower arrangments from the garden are my favourites. It´s like going on a treasure hunt every time, you never know what you will find.

Yesterday, I set up a floristry workshop in one of the outbuildings. Walton, one of the previous workawayers from last year, cleared this room! He did a fantastic job. Now it´s almost empty, and it´s a perfect place to arrange flowers. I think Stephanie has plans to turn the room into a summer kitchen, a brilliant idea, especially since the bread oven room is just next door. While I was making the flower arrangement, I also made a video of it. I plan to do regular short videos on Instagram Tv, so if you’re interested in seeing another angle on the life and the surroundings at Lalande, stay tuned on my Instagram! Link here.

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grand salon

I´ve placed the flower arrangement in the Grand Salon, the colours in the room are warm and soft, but there is also vibrant colours too. The walls are decorated with Stephanie’s father’s paintings, and they really give the house an uplifting vibe.  I think today’s flower arrangement was a good fit for the room.

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I hope you all have a good day! It´s not warm today at Lalande, but next week will be warmer. We have two helpful workawayers at the moment who is doing appreciating work around the grounds. Osman is doing some light renovation work, while Heather is weeding in the greenhouse. I love people who weed! Haha! Right, I need to rock away to the laundry room. We have B&B guests coming this weekend, so I better get busy! Later today I will pick up my best friend, Joanna from Norway, who is visiting me for a few days. Can’t wait to see her again. I think I might cry when I see her, friends and family are everything. Never let go of the people you love.

Marie

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