Welcome to this week’s newsletter and our look at Sussex!
For those dealing with half-term … well done, it’s nearly over! For those hiding until half term is over, well done! It will be safe to come out soon!
It’s been a week of cold crisp morning walks and midday wine tastings here so I cannot complain (although I probably will). It was an absolute delight catching up with the team at Mannings Heath to help test drive their new food and wine pairing and learn more about their new Wine Lounge. It was also a delight to meet some of the team from Plumpton Wine Division at One Garden Brighton. When it comes to food and drink, there are so many exciting and worthy initiatives afoot in Sussex. How lucky we are!
It’s always a pleasure to catch up with Geoff Stonebanks from The National Garden Scheme (and his own Driftwood by Sea garden) and his latest missive is joyous in that it brings with it the start of a new season. Spring is in sight.
Finally this week, I visited Crawley. Our historian, Peter Benner, worked in the town for 50 years and shares some of his memories and insights into the town’s past. And I set off to capture some of its often maligned charms.
That’s it for now. Have a great weekend.
Don’t forget there is lots more Sussex stuff in our free magazine: Sussex Exclusive Magazine