A Day Trip From London

I love this time of the year, just before the clocks go back โฐ, when the leaves are starting to fall off the trees ๐Ÿ‚ย ๐Ÿand, if you are lucky, the mornings are full of bright sunshine โ˜€๏ธ. ย I really like wrapping up warm ๐Ÿ‘’ย and stepping outside into the brisk cold air โ„๏ธ, and enjoying the sun โ˜บ๏ธ.

Last weekend we decided to escape London ๐ŸŽก and took a day trip to Sussex ๐ŸŒณ. ย It was really very easy, we hopped on a train ๐Ÿš‚ at Clapham Junction with our bicycles ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ, and got off at Lewes. ย We cycled via Glynde (there were a few steep hills! ๐Ÿ—ป), ย and made out way to Charleston Farmhouseย ๐Ÿก. ย The garden ๐ŸŒทat Charleston is looking spectacular right now, the dahlias ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒปย are out, and it is the perfect time of year for a wander – I have written about the garden here. ย This time we also had a quick look around the house ๐Ÿ , far smaller than I had imagined ๐Ÿ‘ง, with lots of exciting artworks ๐ŸŽจ, and we learnt a bit more about the very intriguing Bloomsbury group. ย We then cycled ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒback to Lewes via the main road (there is a cycle path, although it cuts off abruptly just before reaching Lewes, we were slightly perturbed ๐Ÿ˜ณ). ย And the a train ๐Ÿš‚ย ๐Ÿ’ค ride back to London.

It was a super day ๐Ÿ˜ƒ, and very sunny ๐Ÿ˜, and it was really quite excellent to be in the countryside ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ.

Alice xxx

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

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A quick coffee in Birdhouseย 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

One thought on “A Day Trip From London

  1. Beautiful! Just as well that you did id before the strikes on Southern started today……..