A Day Trip From London

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 🌺🌿🌳.

Alice xxx

I am wearing hush Dolman Sloppy Joe, hush Leggings and Reebok Trainers.

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A quick coffee in Birdhouse before we got the train
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Getting going
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Ok, ready to go
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That way
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Ok I’ll follow
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Passed a church in Glynde
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Stopped at the Trevor Arms for lunch
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Bikes had a rest
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We sat in the sun
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Cycled on through the countryside
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Arrived at Charleston
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Left the bicycles to enjoy the sun
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Had a look around the garden
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Spent some time with the dahlias
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And the water lilies
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And took a nice photo
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Found a poem in a pot
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Max enjoyed the garden
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House and figurehead
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I rather liked these people
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And another!
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Cycling home
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This landscape reminded me of Ravilious
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And then cycling back through Lewes
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Wonderful refection as the sun began to set
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And then time to get the train home

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