Florist Rachael Pegg at Wroxham re­veals the lit­tle hand­bag es­sen­tials which help her through the day.

EDP Norfolk - - Beauty -

Rachael Pegg hadn’t al­ways dreamed of be­ing a florist – in fact, she ad­mits she was the ex­act op­po­site of a flower lover grow­ing up. “My mum thought it was funny that I be­came so pas­sion­ate about floristry be­cause as a child I used to pull the heads off flow­ers. I wanted to be a foren­sic sci­en­tist or a ra­dio DJ,” she laughs.

A Satur­day job at a florist’s nearly 25 years ago changed all that, and now she is co-owner and man­ager of The Florist Shop in Wroxham.

“It is such a cre­ative job and I love work­ing with so many dif­fer­ent cus­tomers - it makes my job so in­ter­est­ing and re­ward­ing. You can now get so many beau­ti­ful fresh, un­usual flow­ers, but I still love pe­onies and sweet peas the best. They never dis­ap­point.”

Her hand­bag dou­bles as a mobile of­fice and con­tains every­thing she needs for the shop.

“I tend not to buy cheap bags as I am very de­mand­ing on them. By spend­ing a bit more they tend to last a long time, it is def­i­nitely an in­vest­ment. I have a gor­geous big Karen Millen bag at the mo­ment which I love.”

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