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Nature versus Nurture

We are part of an Open House during Brighton Festival. This house has a town garden and refreshments and at the very very bottom of the garden .. are some of our plants, mainly Herbs – organically grown.  In the kitchen, our favorite place, are some of our woolly animals we have made togethor with jewellery made by Izzy from recycled materials. we hope she brings her Crocodile necklace next weekend. Five artists/makers (thats me) are exhibiting in this house.

Brighton is full of Open Houses, many part of a trail – open every weekend during May. The weather in Brighton is little cloudy at the moment.

Small Woolly Animal -

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Angel in the Snow (Tony Bowell) between Brighton and Hove on the Seafront

Angel in the Snow - Tony Bowell

The Peace Statue or locally called the Angel a memorial to King Edward VII  by Newbury Trent in 1920 marks the boundary between Brighton and Hove for day-trippers walking along the seafront. The familiar view is the side view of the angel on her high plinth, often as a silhouette because of the bright sun. It is extremely similar to another Angel by the same sculptor at New Barnet in London with beneath it the names of those who fought and died in World War 1

The Peace Statue in Brighton holds an olive branch and an orb.




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Henry’s Demons – surviving mental illness

Henry‘Togethor, Patrick and Henry’s stories create one of the most compelling, nuanced and courageous portraits ever written about surviving mental illness’

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Shaloah Skincare and Mr Masey’s Emporium

Shaloah Natural Handmade Skincare


Shaloah Skincare

Mr Masey's Handmade Brilliant Beard Oil

Mr Masey’s Emporium for the Beardy One

Natural products that we have come across
both rising local Sussex companies handmaking ranges of Natural Skincare
and Beard products.

Shaloah Skincare – Natural products without harmful chemicals
Brilliant Beard Oil by Mr Masey’s Emporium contains Mandarin and Lime


La Vera – Brighton Fusion Jazz Band

Big appologies for terrible video :), background sounds and abrupt end .. but the music was amazing and this short video doesnt do them justice, especially the trumpet player and the person playing an instrument sounding like a balalika. Playing in the market today.



Rose Hill Tavern, Brighton Sussex

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The Rose Hill has been a pub since the 1870’s but it was bought by developers who wanted to turn it into luxury flats. “We have until October 2nd to raise the money to buy the pub. Community Asset status only provides protection from development for a year before another planning application can be made. The only way to guarantee the pub won’t be bought by developers is to buy it ourselves…”

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Today the London to Brighton cycle ride flowed past the entrance to our small lane and we managed to get across and drive along the edge of the Downs to Clayton but as we drove along saw a lovely old collie, alone on the road, who it turned out was running away from home 🙂 – the main thing was worried he would be knocked down, if he got on nearby main road.

Because ive been bitten by a dog when i was very small and near my eye – little scared to look at his collar. Like a crocodile, he had big pointy teeth.

Even now remember been slightly cheesed off that day as i was all dressed up and ready to have fun at an under 5’s party, even remember they were going to play pass the parcel or maybe it was a treasure hunt and liked my chances – but it was not to be – as some small spaniel got me when i bent down to stroke him. My tears were mostly frustration, that finally being allowed out of home after having chicken pox i was going to miss out on all the fun, again.

But this dog today was very sweet and when i had parked my car, he ran behind me into someone’s entrance and they thought he belonged to a local farmer who they phoned  and were coming to pick him up. The dog’s name was Sam but he had no name on his collar.

Sam’s owner if you ever read this – please can we have one of Sam’s puppy’s, if he has them.