Bluebells, Brogues and Open Houses

Hello there, it feels a bit weird, as I didn't blog on Friday, I meant to, but I just ran out of time!  Instead, I spent the day galavanting around Brighton, with some of my favourite instagram ladies. Twice a year in Brighton, we are very lucky that various artists and makers open their houses to give us all the opportunity to buy some art, with the added bonus, and probably my favourite bit, the chance to have a nose around their homes!  One such artist, is the brilliant Philippa Stanton (aka @5ftinf), who you have no doubt heard me mention before.  This year Philippa very kindly offered us instagramming lot, the opportunity of a private view in order that we could snap away to our heart's content.

We decided to descend en masse which was a great deal of fun.  It did make me chuckle a little about this crazy online world we all live in nowadays, when I spotted someone I was with, taking a photo of a pair of Philippa's shoes.  I wonder at what point, it became perfectly normal, to visit someone's house and take a photo of a pair of their shoes!  But it has, and it is, and I quite like it that way.

Anyway, back to the post, last weekend we took the girls to the most amazing bluebell woods, I have never seen a covering quite like it, and the scent was heavenly.  Thank you very much Emma Gutteridge for the recommendation (Emma is a fellow local blogger, with a very lovely blog that you might like to check out).  So apologies if you have already seen hundreds of bluebell photos this year, but I just thought they were such a spectacular sight, that I wanted to share them.  Also it is quite usual for me to snap the whole family, so there is a bit of self-indulgent photography thrown in for good measure.

The mischievous glint has appeared...

And there she goes, attempting to pick a bluebell!

Hovering over the magic blue carpet.

A very rare sighting of the lesser-spotted long-suffering husband!

If you are visiting Brighton in May, you really must pay Philippa's house a visit, not only is her home lovely, each year she creates an installation in her shed, and this one is my favourite yet.  It is absolutely beautiful!  You can find more details of the Artists Open Houses here.

Have a good week.

Emma x