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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 07:58 PM
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Nice story about the bouquets given to the Olympic winners
The bouquets themselves will be made up of hypericum berries, green spider mums and broad leaves, all arranged into an elegantly simple package that matches the gentle greens that are part of the official colours of the Games. They'll be put together a day in advance by current and former students of Just Beginnings, a flower shop and floral design school in Surrey.The school teaches the art of floral design to disadvantaged women who have suffered abuse, are recovering from addiction, have physical or mental disabilities, or others, like Labun, who are just looking for a change.Labun is a past graduate of Just Beginnings' floral design course, which she found online as she was looking for alternatives to her previous office job.She had been working from home and in flower shops since graduating, and eventually received a call from the school's founder, June Strandberg, asking if she wanted to make the Olympic bouquets.``I was like, 'Where do I sign up?''' says Labun. ``You're part of something much bigger than yourself _ it's the Olympics.'

http://www.newstalk1010.com/media/1052971/Flower+power+...
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polly7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 08:02 PM
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1. Very nice story.
Thanks for posting it.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 09:06 PM
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2. What a neat program
`It's a wonderful thing,'' says Strandberg. ``Like some of my women said, it's like getting a gold medal themselves because they're part of this. They're as close to the podium as they can get.''

I'll be looking closer at those bouquets now. Thanks.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 09:18 PM
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3. That's nice
but I always thought they kinda looked like broccoli. Or green cauliflower.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 09:32 PM
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4. My dad kept saying "why are they handing out broccoli?" I'll have to tell him that great backstory.
Edited on Thu Feb-25-10 09:37 PM by applegrove
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 09:44 PM
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6. Yeah, same here
they looked a bit like that cauliflower broccoli hybrid I've seen in the produce market. I guess I need a high-def screen!
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 09:46 PM
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7. No that is exactly what they look like. I was grocery shopping with my dad and
pointed to one of those cauliflower/broccoli hybrids and he laughed.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 09:51 PM
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8. Ok, you convinced me
I'll keep the old boob tube for a while longer! But it sure was fun to watch the snowboarding on my friend's hi-def TV last week.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 09:56 PM
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9. I have a high def TV and I never bother to watch the high def channels. I'm just not convinced
it is that much better.
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 01:30 AM
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12. Have you had your eyes checked lately, or are you being sarcastic?
Edited on Fri Feb-26-10 01:31 AM by Electric Monk
Or maybe your setup is wrong and you're losing the high def somewhere before your tv?



edit: forgot to say thanks for explaining how it isn't brocoflower, op. thanks
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 01:12 PM
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14. No I just don't see a huge difference. Granted I don't watch much tv except for news.
Edited on Fri Feb-26-10 01:12 PM by applegrove
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 12:48 AM
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10. Broccoflower!
That's it! I knew there was a name for it. That's exactly what those bouquets look like.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 05:11 AM
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13. LOL
:rofl:
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 09:39 PM
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5. That's neat...I've been wondering what kind of bouquets they were handing out.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 01:27 AM
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11. Aw how nice
THANKS for posting that! :thumbsup:
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