My Story

Hello, I'm Kay.

Thank you for visiting my website. I wanted to say hello and let you know a little bit about me.

I'm a London girl born and bred and very proud to be so. I love my city and I've lived in almost every part of it. I grew up in south east London and spent many years living and working in west London. Now I'm based in leafy Beckenham where I love to take walks in two of the prettiest parks just on my doorstep. 

I wasn’t always a florist, I used to work in television as a journalist and producer and gave up a successful but very stressful career to pursue what I hoped would be a much calmer and less fraught way of life.

Getting started

I fell in love with flowers when I took a short flower-arranging course at a local adult education college. I had been looking for a hobby class that would fit in with my strange working hours and this one did just that. One class and I was hooked. I absolutely loved it and would just lose myself in the flowers. Later the same year I began a two-year City & Guilds course in floristry at Southwark College. I studied part-time whilst still working as a journalist and also running a flower stall in Islington at the weekends. I would literally be writing scripts for newsreaders one day and selling flowers on the Essex Road the next!

I was so full of optimism and enthusiasm for my new career that I couldn't wait to get going full-time and after many twists and turns I now have my own little flower shop in Beckenham.

One of the many delights of my job is that I get to meet the most interesting people, hear their stories and convey their feelings through flowers. I love the creativity, the smells, the seasons, the colours, even the early starts!

Time Out

Away from flowers, I love anything to do with the arts: film; theatre; galleries. I'm addicted to coffee and enjoy a glass of wine with friends and family. And I love music. I'm most definitely a frustrated performer. I discovered singing a few years ago and take lessons, very sporadically. I absolutelyl ove it but I doubt I'll be 'discovered' anytime soon. 

No Regrets

My life as a florist has not always been calmer or less fraught than my life in television but I have no regrets; switching careers was one of the best things I ever did. I followed a dream and everyone should follow at least one dream.