Over the weekend a troupe of bloggers* went down to a lovely little town by the sea (Leigh-on-Sea) to have a good ol’ blogger get together. And nothing says blogger get together like stripey straws, drinking out of jam jars and flowers.
We all settled down in Anna’s lovely house (complete with vintage loveliness, the essential blogger magazine selection and an enviable typewriter collection) where she was the perfect hostess. She made very generous gift bags, fed us yummy food and organised a cornucopia of flowers for us to play with. Charlotte demonstrated some crown making skills but sadly my idea of a crown crown with flowers didn’t really work, so I stole Elena‘s crown, and later had a whole pile on my head. Everyone else’s crowns were magnificent celebrations of spring and it was though a bevy of ladies had stepped out of la primavera. Okay, maybe not quite but I like to think so.
The flowers were kindly provided by the Great British Florist which is a company I can really get behind. They only sell flowers grown in Britain, which is much more environmentally friendly, plus they actually smelled. If you are organising an event and want to arrange your own flowers they provide a selection in a box for you to do it yourself.
p.s. I am in love with the colours in that last photo!
p.p.s. more blogger photos when I have got some preapproval.
* troupe of bloggers included Hannah and Katie from Shoestring Splendour, Jo from The Only Place, Charlotte from Lotts and Lots, Jo from Hey Jo Design, Elena from Randomly Happy, Natalie from Scrap Adventure and of course Anna (whose house we took over) from Skin Blister Blog.
Thanks to all these ladies for making a very enjoyable Sunday and to Anna’s sister Harriet for picking us up from the station.