The Wheatsheaf, Henfield.  A country pub with a critically acclaimed chef.

The Wheatsheaf is situated just short drive north of Henfield, West Sussex, approx 12 miles northwest of Brighton making it an ideal escape from the bustle of the city, and, with plenty of options for walking in the surrounding area it would be an ideal weekend destination. This rather ordinary looking pub is undoubtedly a … Continue reading The Wheatsheaf, Henfield.  A country pub with a critically acclaimed chef.

Pumpkin Cottage, Slindon and a walk through the woods

Slindon is a picturesque little village in Sussex that once a year bears witness to an influx of the rest of the population of Sussex as chauffeured kids pull up to marvel at the display at Pumpkin Cottage. It is indeed that time of year again, Halloween is almost upon us and we all feel … Continue reading Pumpkin Cottage, Slindon and a walk through the woods

Family walks in and around Sussex.  Shoreham beach to the Shoreham Fort.

This walk takes approx half an hour but, if like me you like to stop off en route to enjoy the sea (I'm still enjoying my daily dips) or to play hide and seek at Shoreham Fort it can be a very nice way to spend most of a sunny day. Shoreham beach now benefits … Continue reading Family walks in and around Sussex.  Shoreham beach to the Shoreham Fort.

Banish those winter blues … part 2 (diet).   A delicious recipe for homemade fresh tomato soup…

Anna from chalkandmoss.com contributed previously on this post - writing about how small changes to our home environment can help lift our mood and today she has provided a recipe that is sure to hit the spot.  I have made this soup and it is utterly delicious; my kids loved it too and I popped some in a food flask … Continue reading Banish those winter blues … part 2 (diet).   A delicious recipe for homemade fresh tomato soup…

Local walks suitable for young children in and around Sussex 

Since we acquired a sausage dog (long story) I am going to start featuring local walks in and around Sussex on the blog. I am always on the lookout for walks that are not too long (suitable for young children) so if you know of any then please let me know (comment below or on … Continue reading Local walks suitable for young children in and around Sussex 

What can I do about those winter blues … ? Part one

This series of posts has been co-written with Anna, blogger from Chalk and Moss, an innovative green design blog (and soon to come) web based shop.  Winter blues/seasonal affective disorder is very real for me, I really do struggle at this time of year to adjust to the change in climate from long summer days full … Continue reading What can I do about those winter blues … ? Part one