Welcome to this week’s newsletter and its strange collection of oddities and edibles.
This week has been as much about the people of Sussex as it has been about the places. That was in part due to time spent at Petworth’s Famers Market where the stallholders were so interesting and engaging, and where I also had the great pleasure of coffee with one of the town’s esteemed and engaging residents. But wherever I go, I’m struck by how welcoming and interesting the people of Sussex are (like the small group I met in the church in Mayfield earlier today who without knowing anything about me or my intentions, invited me to join them for cake, coffee, and a natter).
I’m also always surprised that despite Sussex being so “well-trodden”, there remain so many fascinating places that feel off the beaten track and this includes both Highdown Gardens near Worthing and Stanmer House and Park just outside Brighton, both of which are well worth a visit.
This week, we’re also testing your knowledge of famous historical Sussex folk once more which compounds my view that our county certainly seems to breed fascinating people.
And, as it’s the end of the month, we caught up with our health consultant on how to deal with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
Well, that’s it. Having spent a week meeting people and talking, I’m off to curl up in front of the fire with a book about the South Downs, a local craft beer, and a large chunk of Sussex chocolate! Take care.