The best thing you never did

Posted November 10th, 2015

Thank you for all your entries to our best thing I never did competition. We had a good giggle at some of the wacky entrepreneurial ideas that never got past the family. And shed a tear at the heartwarming ones.

Congrats to Amy! You have a set of our lovely Floris ceramics winging their way to you now. And here is her guilt-free Christmas tree idea...

'Wouldn't it be great if you could go and pick your tree, dig it up (roots and all) then lovingly water it and care for it until Christmas is over when a nice man comes to collect it and re-plant it in a big field filled with other happy, well loved Christmas trees and it will continue to grow until the next Christmas where it will be dug up and delivered to your house ready to fulfill its Christmas duties once again.

I loved the idea of having the same tree each year, growing with your family. In my head, my business was going to be called "Tree for life".

I didn't think about the fact that these trees will grow enormous and potentially not fit through your front door in a few years time and would probably die from the shock of being routinely dug up, transported and generally interfered with!

My partner suggested buying a plastic tree instead!'