Flowers make me happy – stargazers, gladiolas, tulips and poppies. Flowers are life. They are so colourful, real and beautiful. When men walk by I ask them to buy for their girlfriends. If they tell me they don’t have a girlfriend I say they should buy for their mothers. They always do. I’ve been selling flowers since I was 8 years old. I used to skip school and help my mother. I’m turning 71 next month so you know I’ve sold a lot of flowers in my life.