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From Prairie Gardens to modern art, murderous smugglers and Sussex Smokies!

Welcome to this week’s newsletter  – bringing you a diverse selection of Sussex delights.

Just when we all got excited about some sunny weather, there was an almightly clap of thunder over Sussex and we were back to rain. I don’t know about you, but the humid conditions have meant I’m dog walking in that unusual combination of vest top, shorts, and wellies. But this is what us Sussex folk excel at … being continually prepared for four seasons in a day!

Before the weather broke, I was lucky enough to squeeze in a visit to Sussex Prairies Garden and wow, what a garden! If you’ve never been, put it on your list. I’m also planning some jaunts over to the Lewes area to soak up and support some of the amazing exhibitions and events being put on by local artists as part of the Artwave Festival. It starts tomorrow (the 11th).

As the weather starts to turn more autumnal, my stomach starts to think of warming, wholesome fodder and I’ve been experimenting with different takes on the traditional Sussex smokies. I can’t tell you how many I had to make to get a half-decent photo and I may be eating it for months to come but it certainly is a great Sussex dish for this time of year.

Finally, for something a little different, this week I’m sharing another of our Strange Tales of Old Sussex posts with an anecdotal account of past events which I came across recently. It’s full of ghosts and ghouls, Sussex dialect, local history, tragedy and humour.  I had a lot of fun trying to research the events described to see if they really happened … and I’ll carry on searching!

That’s it for now, I’m off to try and discover why I could hear a steam train this morning in my little corner of Sussex! I definitely did not imagine it. Have a great weekend.



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