Monday, 2 November 2009

Another weekend....

Hello All

I hope you had a great half term and equally great spooky Halloween - we only just made it back from Sussex for the boys to go trick or treating.....! We wouldn't have been very popular otherwise!!

On Friday we went on our brief jaunt down to Lewes in Sussex and stayed in a different B & B this time which was just as delightful as our previous one. It certainly gave us an opportunity to visit another great part of Sussex.

As we are National Trust members we thought we'd stop off at Wakehurst Place which has the world's largest seed conservation project as well as beautiful botanical garden's and walks. The boys had fun as they had Autumn half term activities involving leaf rubbing, mask making etc.

After spending a lot longer at Wakehurst than we thought, it was then time to head to the B & B, drop our stuff off and go to Lewes for a wander around and something to eat. Lewes certainly didn't disappoint in terms of bric a brac retail therapy. I'll save those photo's for later in the week!

On Saturday morning we went back to Lewes to visit the castle, then off to the Bluebell Railway the UK's first preserved standard gauge passenger railway. It was lovely to hear the steam train and stand at a real old fashioned railway line. The weather was glorious too so added to the delight of travelling in a piece of history.

I'll leave you for now, don't forget to enter my giveaway for those who haven't - I'll be drawing a winner on Friday.

Enjoy the week!


Florence and Mary said...

Sounds like a great time was had by all

Victoria xx

Pomona said...

Glad you had a good weekend - lovely autumnal colours in the photos!

Pomona x

Carol said...

Lovely pictures.
I love Lewes, especially the antique shops area. We have not been to the castle yet, it looks like a grand day out. I have been on the Bluebell Railway - on the Christmas train with children in my family, they loved it and so did we. I was thinking of taking them all this year but decided to wait till next year.

Sal said...

Gorgeous photos.. these National Trust places are so lovely.
Looking forward to seeing your bric a brac!

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Looks like you had such a great weekend.The mask making looks like great fun. And the grounds are beautiful.

Glad you had a great halloween. It feels like an early christmas in our house as the excitments mounts! lol.


Michela said...

Hi Sarah! You're having such a glorius and colourful autumn overthere! Can't wait to know more about your bric à brac finds!

Tabiboo said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous autumnal pictures - I love the one of the tree shedding it's red leaves.

Have a lovely day,

Nina x