After four hours sleep last night and a 5am start, I’m going to keep this post nice and short as I all I want to do is put on my pjs, fluffy socks, drink tea and read until I fall asleep – I live such an exciting life!
I spent the day in Aalsmeer witnessing the impressive logistics of Flora Holland, the largest flower auction in the world. What is a flower auction you ask? It is essentially the Wall Street of the flower world. A fast paced and high octane organisation, they dynamically deal with the daily buying and selling of flowers around the world. To paint a picture for you, Flora Holland’s site at Aalsmeer is the same size as the country of Monaco. They sell 9 million roses a day and 12.5 billion flowers & plants a year on behalf of their growers! They are insane figures!
We were there on business, but (drumroll please) there was still time to smell the roses (my 3rd favourite flower FYI)… like these ones that glow in the dark.
I naturally gravitated towards this glittery creation. No idea what type of flower it is, all I know is that it’s pretty and shimmery! I was most definitely a magpie in a previous life.
My second favourite flower is the orchid. I have never seen so many different types in one place before. Simply delightful!
Now that Halloween is over, the festive season is in full swing at Flora Holland. I saw my first Christmas tree of the season…
….and these adorable Santa Claus Cacti. Note to self: may be a cute gift idea! Who doesn’t want their very own cactus?!
In other news, gevulde koek (a type of almond cake/pastry) is delicious, coconut water is not all it’s cracked up to be and in case you’re wondering, my absolute favourite flowers are lilies 🙂