Welcome to this week’s newsletter and Easter greetings to you all. May your weekend be filled with chocolate and sunshine.
I’ve been out in the woods this week, and our Sussex spring is at the point of perfection. The bluebells are out, there is birdsong and a bright green fuzz on the trees. Everything is just about to burst into wonderful, vibrant life and the woods have that fresh, earthy smell. If you can get out and about this weekend, it’s surely one of the best weekends of the year!
As part of our focus on Rye this month, I’ve got a great bike ride suggestion for you this week, and while you’re in that part of the world, do stop off on the coast to visit our Pitts-Stop café, Goat Ledge. I’m feeling very organised this week as I also have news of the fabulous Antiques Fair in Petworth in May and some wonderful NGS gardens also opening next month.
The reason for this uncharacteristic organisation is that next week there will be no newsletter. Gasp! The reason being that, God willing and with a negative Covid test, my daughter and I are joining a small group of Sussex folk and trekking across the Sahara Desert to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice. It seemed like a good idea when I signed up three years ago! Wish us luck, I’m not sure which will kill me first – the desert or the daughter!
While I’m away, please take a moment to have a look at our new Sussex Exclusive magazine and share it with anyone who you think may enjoy it.
That’s it. See you in a fortnight!