A new start in France + becoming self-employed!

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Hey everyone, how are we?

I´m well but I am melting away in this heat. SO warm! Anyways, I´ve got busy days as usual. There is a lot to sort out before I leave for France and Lalande. I have just taken the first step towards becoming self-employed, which is to register as a sole-trader. I´ve also (hopefully) landed on a flower supplier. Yay! Unfortunately, Hoek wasn’t able to deliver because of the location so I had to find another supplier. So, I contacted one of the previous flower suppliers I´ve worked with in Norway, which is Van der Plas. They seem optimistic and have told me that they will definetly deliver. So, I am in the process of opening an account with them now. I am so excited, you have no idea.

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Otherwise, I am still packing. Ryan and Stacey (my family in Norwich), has kindly said yes to store some boxes for me. Luckily there aren’t that many and I am planning on returning to the Norfolk countryside by next year. So many things are falling into place and it´s happening so quickly. I feel so incredibly grateful and blessed. So excited to go back to Lalande. Its a pretty solid dream team at Lalande at this moment and I can’t wait to be a part of it. Setting up the floristry studio while me and Ruby (the ginger cat that I love) catch up on lost time. Receiving my first delivery of flowers from the Netherlands. I am also really looking forward to being back in the kitchen again. Cooking for others, experimenting with flavours and colours. Receiving guests. Ahh, what a dreamy life! And of course, I cant wait to see Stephanie and all the other lovely Lalanders.




20 thoughts on “A new start in France + becoming self-employed!

  1. Hi Marie, definitely exciting times ahead for you. I hope you don’t return to The Norfolk countryside too soon as my sisters and I haven’t settled on a date for our French adventure yet and part of that was to come and volunteer at Lalande as well and meet up with you all!

  2. It’s fun to watch along and live vicariously through your excitement! Please give Ruby all the love, I know Stephanie is allergic and I just instinctively want to see all cats get befriended and cuddled. 🙂 i have two of my own at home and they are keeping me sane!

  3. Fantastic news Marie, you are making your dreams come true! No stone unturned 😃 With your positive attitude and your gifted talent with floristry you’ll be a great success. I can’t wait for you to be back in La Lande with Stephanie, Ruby and the wonderful team there.

  4. So blessed and well deserved…and we still get to see what you get up to…win win for everyone💜

  5. Hey karen, how exciting that youre planning to volunteer at the Chateau! I think Nati is working on the volunteer requests now so I hope you can get a date confirmed soon. I am not rushing off early in the year, and I am also just playing it by air. Nothing is set in stone, so nothing to worry about! Would love to meet you and your sister. Marie xx

  6. Heh, I havent been much of a cat person but I connected very well with Ruby. He is my person and I have learned him to not be too afraid of humans. I really miss him becase we used to hang out a lot. Thank you for your lovely comment xx

  7. Hello Marie! I am so excited for you and the garden path you are following. I know your sweet spirit is genuine 🍃🏵🍃
    Thanks for sharing 💚

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