I love buying flowers. I love seeing all the colours and shapes – it takes me, at the least, half an hour to decide what type of flower to buy. My favourite flowers are lily’s and tulips but neither of these have been very good with the extreme heat we have experienced (thankfully this week is cooler).
It was such a fantastic experience buying from the ‘Cape Town Flower Sellers’. The malay population has been selling flowers there for over 100 years and I doubt much has changed – still bursting with colors of the season and a humor typical to Cape Town Â – they call out “get a blommie for your tjommie” (a flower for your friend). You cant help laughing and as a result you leave with a huge grin on your face and a bunch of flowers in your arms. It couldn’t be a better day after that.