Thursday, 19 May 2011

The Art of Living: A place we are fond of

There's a park that Gabe & I have visited since the first week he was born. We were there in the early phase of 'sleep circuits' when the lovely trees and flowers kept me serene, then later there were the easy days of lounging on picnic blankets before he could walk...and then into the playground area where we now go most days! The park is St Anns Well in Hove and I am so very fond of the place.

At the opening of Brighton Festival the park became the Jardin Flambeau!  We took Gabe along and he marvelled at the fire everywhere, repeating the words 'wow' and 'beautiful'!

This Saturday 21st May there will be the St Ann’s Well Gardens Spring Festival and it looks like the biggest ever with a great line up of entertainment:

Full details of the festival are here on the website

The festival is family orientated and it is FREE. Donations are welcome which will help raise money for the upkeep of the lovely gardens - I spotted lots of new planting today!

There's a Cake Making Competition (all ages can enter), and a Treasure Trail with some great prizes, sponsored by Sweetheart Knits and Supernatural Kids Clothing who will have a stall there with all their gorgeous things!

Check the St Ann’s Well Gardens Facebook Group for more info.  St Ann’s Well Gardens also has a website and you can become a friend.

The other Brighton event which starts tomorrow is The Assembly Room Art & Design Market at the Unitarian Church - with art prints, fashion, crafts and homeware. It's the place to go to discover some amazing pieces by talented artists and makers such as Eliza Fricker, Emily the Pemily, Kate Jenkins and Alexa de Castilho

So much to celebrate!

This is part of the Art of Living series of posts that bring you all the things we are passionate about and the things we discover in our lives as mamas.

In our Wednesday Woo blog post series we present a selection of things from the Sisters Guild Boutique.

We also have a Monday Makery with ideas for things to make yourself.

And for a glimpse behind the scenes of Sisters Guild we have the A-Z of Sisters Guild here

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