1. This Sunday is International Friendship Day

    This Sunday the 30th of July is the International Day of Friendship , a global event which promotes and encourages one of the most important relationships we have in our lives - friendship. Our friends are the ones who stick with us through thick and thin, the ones who are there when we need them and who we are there for when they need us. Modern life with all its pressing demands on our attention can make it difficult to live in the moment and actually enjoy our friendships with presence and mindfulness. These days it's all too easy to relegate friendships to the superficial realms of social...

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  2. International Kissing Day 2017

    Did you know that this Thursday the 6 th of July is International Kissing Day? Well it is! This special day is thought to have originated in the UK but is now observed in many countries around the world. Aside from Valentine’s Day , there aren’t many romantic special dates on which you can make a fuss of your loved one. And in this fast-paced modern world, it can be increasingly difficult to make time for romance with your special someone. International Kissing Day is a great excuse, as if you need one, to smother your better half with affection. As well as puckering up and showering...

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  3. Sant Jordi Festival in Barcelona 2017

    Trust the Spanish to have their own unique and romantic take on World Book Day. This Sunday, the 23rd of April, sees the celebration of Sant Jordi, a festivity which involves couples exchanging gifts - traditionally a book for the male and a rose for the female. All across the streets of Barcelona you will find book and flower stalls from which locals will purchase gifts for their other halves. The festival is named after the patron saint of Catalonia. There are also different variations on the festival in other regions of Spain which are based on the legend of St George and the dragon. This fable...

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  4. Spring Traditions from Around The World

    Saying goodbye to the harsh winter months and welcoming spring is a celebration for many countries around the world. Each country has their own traditions and some date back to thousands of years. Check out the 5 favourite spring traditions around the world: #1: India - Holi Holi, a colourful celebration, usually takes place in late February or early March, and it represents the triumph of good over bad. Despite the Holi festival is originated on the Hindu tradition, it is already a part of the culture of other countries. As a way to welcome spring, people participate in parties and bonfires the...

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  5. Pre-order Your 2017 Easter Flowers

    Looking to have a fine bouquet of fresh flowers delivered for Easter ? By pre-ordering your Easter flowers now with Clare Florist, you can have delivery scheduled for Thursday the 13th, in time for Easter Sunday which falls on the 17th of April this year. Sending flowers for Easter is a time-honoured tradition with lilies , irises and tulips amongst the most popular types of bloom for the occasion. There's nothing quite like a bouquet of colourful, aromatic, seasonal blooms to decorate your home this Easter, whether it's on a side table or holding pride of place in the centre of your dining...

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  6. The Avant Garde Bouquet

    Bored of the same old bouquets? Fancy something a little bit radical and out there for your next flower purchase? Ladies and gentlemen, we're very proud to introduce our brand new Avant Garde bouquet. This one's a game changer, guys. In fact, we'd go as far as to say it represents a paradigm shift in the field of floristry, and we're sure you'd be inclined to agree with this somewhat grandiose statement. Here's what your Avant Garde Bouquet consists of: Yellow carnations White gypsophila A miniature garden gnome A mobile phone from the early 00s A Christmas tree bauble A...

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  7. New Bouquets for Mother's Day 2017

    The date of Mother's Day this year is Sunday the 26th of March, which means it is now less than three weeks away. That may seem like plenty of time but it's never too early to start planning the perfect Mother's Day gift - a last minute rush when it comes to these kinds of things generally doesn't yield excellent results! Sending flowers to mum on Mother's Day is a time-honoured custom with carnations and chrysanthemums being amongst the most popular choices. Colour-wise, pink and white tend to be popular but if you happen to know your mum's favourite type or colour of flower...

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  8. Top 5 Weirdest Love Songs for Valentine's Day 2017

    Sick of the standard, generic, cliched romantic pop songs year after year? So are we, which is why we've dug a bit deeper to compile a list of our favourite endearingly oddball and eccentric love songs. Egyptian Lover - I Cry (Night After Night) (1984) Try, if you can, to imagine an alternate universe where Prince is an unknown rap musician who releases his first album because, in his own words, he "just wanted to make a record with my name on it so the girls could hear it." The result is the debut album from Egyptian Lover which features the track I Cry, a touching tribute to heartsickness...

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  9. Obsession 36 Red Rose Bouquet for Valentine's Day

    With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we felt it was high time that we expand on our already impressive collection of rose bouquets. The Obsession 36 Red Rose Bouquet is the first new addition to our Valentine Flowers collection , with more planned for offer imminently. Have you ever just been totally obsessed with someone? And we don't mean in a weird stalkerish way, more like in an endearing Paul Rudd romcom way. We've created this bouquet of three dozen fresh red roses with the objective of capturing that mood of romantic obsession, and then expressing it in floral form. White...

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  10. 5 Ways to Spend the Perfect Valentine's Day 2017

    Valentine's Day is coming up pretty soon, so it's a good idea to start planning now how you want to spend the day with your other half. Wondering what day Valentine's Day is in 2017? February 14th this year is a Tuesday which means you'll probably have obligations such as work or study during the day. But this doesn't mean you can't spoil your other half rotten in the evening. Without further ado, here are five suggestions on how to spend the perfect Valentine's Day this year: 1. Go to the Movies OK, maybe an obvious choice, but a trip to the cinema is always a fun affair...

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