Welcome to this week’s newsletter. It’s certainly been another interesting week in Sussex!
Over the years, curiosity has got me into a lot of trouble (that, and my inability to say no) but I never seem to learn and for that I’m grateful. Because a couple of weeks ago, as I was on my way across Sussex, curiosity led me to Bramber and in turn that led me to a random encounter with a stranger which ended up with a visit to St. Mary’s and an interview with the owners of this magnificent and historic home. What an amazing place. It really does epitomise all that is wonderful about Sussex. I urge you to visit if you can.
In other news, it has felt slightly like we’ve offended the weather gods recently with sporadic but torrential rain which in turn knocked out our Wifi here at SE HQ earlier this week. So I’m relieved, if not amazed, to have managed to get this newsletter out to you this week at all but I’m delighted I have, as it’s packed with goodies.
Lisa Brace has been over to Leonardslee Gardens for a preview of the amazing Sussex sculpture exhibition by Anton Smit which is opening in September. Tackle your health with the latest advice in the Sussex Living section which this month takes a look at aged-related memory loss (oh I wish I could blame my age). Or just sit back and savour a cool craft beer at the newly opened taproom in Haywards Heath while you read our latest Strange Tails of Old Sussex (did you see what I did there?).
That’s it from me for now. I’m off to lie down in a dark room and mutter to myself about Wifi in a slightly deranged way while my internet connection whimpers under the strain. Have a great weekend.