Wednesday, 10 April 2013

AT LAST!

At last there was a small window in the weather, just big enough for us to take the nomad wagon for a spin. We didn't go far, just over the border into the magical land of Sussex.

Our first stop was the medieval castle at Arundel, it's been a favourite haunt of ours for years.

We were lucky with the weather on monday afternoon and able to take a jaunt along the river.


And, surprise, surprise there was a lovely pub at the end of the walk, just perfect for a refreshing beer/pear cider, yum! They had a wonderful fire pit outside too so we were able to stay lovely and toasty while we had our drink.


Cheers !

I could't resist taking pics of these beautiful rushes.

And these brave little pansies outside the pub.


And king cups growing right down on the river's edge.


This lovely medieval bridge (behind the foot bridge) is part of the Arundel estate. 


And this gorgeous coloured brick texture was what I found under the arches.


On Tuesday morning we hit the shops in Arundel where there's all sorts of wonderful places to buy treats, so it would have been rude not to buy something, which was a great invention for any galley, a non slip chopping board with a crumb catcher. Perfect for those naughty French sticks!

After our shopping trip it was time to head for the seaside, Littlehampton to be precise. It has a lovely pebble beach with loads of shells just perfect for my collection.


It was a bit cold and windy, but very refreshing, so we went back to our home on wheels and made a pot of tea, followed by a little light sketching of the new wharf houses.


All this activity made us very hungry, so we had to indulge in a fish and chip super, lovely!

And finally, every year near her birthday with us we toast our lovely Connie, the nomad wagon, for keeping us so comfortable and happy.


Can't wait for the next trip :-) 

3 comments:

Mike Young ARPS said...

Was a super trip, great blog record of it, roll on the next one

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely! It's so great to have at last some almost decent weather.

Heather said...

Lovely images Sharon. I enjoyed my trip into Sussex with you!