I was recently visiting clients in Parsons Green and on the way home via King’s Road I stopped to look at the Christmas displays at a florist. They looked lovely – most were fairly traditional – with a twist – clusters of dried, sliced limes, twig bundles as well as candles and ribbons. Then I heard my name being called and looked up, having no idea as to who was calling. It was Jan Gasc, someone I’d not spoken to for more than a year. She’d wanted to open her own florist’s shop for a number of years and here it was – she’d taken over London Flower Company a few weeks before.

I can’t even imagine what a coincidence this was – for me to stop in the area and for Jan to have seen me – but completely fabulous, all the same. It was also great to see Jan’s lovely work – I’m going to make more effort to stay in touch!