She could not remember meeting him. He was a full-on personality with is own unique vocabulary and although not the tallest guy, his spirit filled a room.


He was kind to her when she felt so out of her depth. When she struggled particularly socially he would find an easy way for her to get round things.

It was very much like those American films where the female student drops her books and the good-looking and popular guy picks them up for her.

At a party, he drunkenly sat on her knee and said something amusing. She was smitten. She was not the type to make a move on a man so settled for friendship. Sneaky coffees and talks about everything and anything.

One day, her brother came to see her. As they chatted, there was a knock on her door. When she opened it there was nobody there but looking down there were two bunches of carnations from HIM. Pink and beautiful.

She blushed. It was the first time a man had bought her flowers.

Her brother smiled and said “These will not be your last flowers but none will ever mean quite as much”

You may think he got it right and I could not possibly comment.

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  1. Kim Carberry September 15, 2014 / 10:06 am

    Such lovely post! Beautiful words! x

  2. teresa September 16, 2014 / 12:52 pm

    that’s a very romantic love story, and very well written. :>

  3. Louisa September 16, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    What a lovely story. There is something very wonderful about the first bunch of flowers from someone special #magicmoments

  4. Sara (@mumturnedmom) September 17, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    Oh, I love this Kate, the end was just beautiful *sniffs*. God, I’m such a romantic 🙂

  5. Emily September 18, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    Such beautiful words and beautiful flowers! xxx

  6. Renee @ Mummy Tries February 15, 2015 / 7:34 pm

    What a gorgeous story, very romantic! I love hearing about how people got together 🙂

  7. Amanda February 17, 2016 / 9:02 am

    So, so beautiful! Thank you for sharing such a delightful story 🙂 #sharethejoy

  8. Sara | mumturnedmom January 24, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    I loved this the first time I read it, and it has made me smile all over again. Beautiful and romantic, but also such a wonderful sense of hope and promise. Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt x

    • Kate Davis-Holmes
      January 24, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks and now just a very fond memory. Will write something original soon I promise!

  9. Christina - Ladybug Home November 23, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Such a special and wonderful story. My husband sent me roses early in our relationship and I knew he was a “keeper”. I really love your header and look forward to reading your blog more often. Thank you so much for your support on #ShareTheJoy

  10. Carol Cameleon November 23, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Ahhh what a lovely little story. Long may it blossom! #sharethejoylinky

  11. Amanda November 26, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Kate, I absolutely adore reading your posts – they are always so beautifully and powerfully written 🙂 And I also love the change in your blog’s header! Thanks for linking up with #sharethejoylinky again this week xx

  12. Sarah February 7, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    Oh this is just lovely. I have to have flowers in my house all the time 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

  13. Nicola February 9, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    This is a great piece…very intriguing and beautifully written #coolmumclub

  14. Su {Ethan & Evelyn} February 11, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    Oh! This is so romantic! I’m hocked! I want to know more please!

    Thank you very much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

  15. Sarah February 13, 2018 / 10:45 am

    When love blossoms… Beautifully put. I wanted to read on! #DreamTeam

  16. Becky, Cuddle Fairy February 14, 2018 / 11:12 am

    Awww what a sweet story, and perfect for Valentine’s Day today! It’s very true though that there are some gifts we will never forget! Thanks for joining us at #BloggerClubUK

  17. Sarah Stockley February 14, 2018 / 11:41 am

    This is very beautifully written Kate. #FabFridayPost

  18. Ali Duke February 15, 2018 / 10:46 am

    This is beautiful, I love it x

  19. Jaki February 15, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I love this story!! I want it to carry on! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again next week.

  20. Annette, 3 Little Buttons February 17, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    What lovely words Kate. Now I’m intrigued. Is this a story or a memory of something that happened? Perhaps a bit of both? Either way, I do love a good romantic snippet. What comes next? Thanks for joining us for the #DreamTeam xx

  21. Tammymum February 18, 2018 / 8:18 am

    Oh so intriguing!! I love this and what to know more…will there be more? Background? is it fiction? Oooh I want to know! Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

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