I love this time of the year, just before the clocks go back ⏰, when the leaves are starting to fall off the trees 🍂 🍁and, if you are lucky, the mornings are full of bright sunshine ☀️. I really like wrapping up warm 👒 and stepping outside into the brisk cold air ❄️, and enjoying the sun ☺️.
Last weekend we decided to escape London 🎡 and took a day trip to Sussex 🌳. It was really very easy, we hopped on a train 🚂 at Clapham Junction with our bicycles 🚲🚲, and got off at Lewes. We cycled via Glynde (there were a few steep hills! 🗻), and made out way to Charleston Farmhouse 🏡. The garden 🌷at Charleston is looking spectacular right now, the dahlias 🌺🌹🌻 are out, and it is the perfect time of year for a wander – I have written about the garden here. This time we also had a quick look around the house 🏠, far smaller than I had imagined 👧, with lots of exciting artworks 🎨, and we learnt a bit more about the very intriguing Bloomsbury group. We then cycled 🚲🚲back to Lewes via the main road (there is a cycle path, although it cuts off abruptly just before reaching Lewes, we were slightly perturbed 😳). And the a train 🚂 💤 ride back to London.
It was a super day 😃, and very sunny 😍, and it was really quite excellent to be in the countryside 🌺🌿🌳.