Wisborough Green Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018
Wisbourough Green… do you know it?
I can’t imagine many people do. Its a lovely, sleepy little village in West Sussex that is set around a village green and a pond. It also has a pub, cafe, school and post office. I know it because I drive through it or occasionally I cycle to the cafe. However once a year the village comes alive with people and bursts of colour as 25 balloons descend on the village ready to take flight for the charity Chestnut Tree House
Around sunrise and sunset the hot air balloons are prepared on the village green where you can watch the stunning display of balloons taking off and flying over the Downs and Sussex countryside. This year the weather was so warm with bright blue skies, it was lovely to be able to see the balloons in the sky as the sun was setting.
I can’t wait for next year when I’ll definitely be up early to see them setting up.
For more information on booking a hot air balloon ride at the event South Downs Balloons.
Sheffield Park with Nanny
First of all, it’s no secret that I LOVE Autumn and that I also moan about living in Sussex away from the mountains and the sea that I’m used too. (As lovely as the Sussex coastline is I’m used to the sea being 5 minutes from my house)
However there is a place in Sussex that ALWAYS makes me pleased to see… and that’s the National Trusts Sheffield Park, https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-garden
Last weekend I decided to drag my two children and mum out for some lovely Autumn photos and to enjoy a beautiful walk around the gardens. This only happened because I promised them a go on the big swing and a play in the den building area afterwards. Last year I made the mistake of going there first and NEVER actually making it into the gardens!
Sometimes, however children don’t want to play and decide they don’t want their photo taken… children of photographers included.
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I LOVE AUTUMN……
It’s the most beautiful time of the year and I LOVE to make the most of the crisp days before winter arrives and I snuggle up in front of the fire.
After years of living in various countries and places around England and Wales there is one place in Crawley that has been hard to beat…
Tilgate Park…!! I know… hard to believe isn’t it.. but it’s true. Tilgate is just so beautiful and it has so much to offer… I remember many walks around Tilgate as a child and still today, even with all the additions it is STILL a BEAUTIFUL place to go for a walk.
This is why I decided to do my Autumn Mini Sessions at Tilgate this year. The colours on the trees will be stunning and with some beautiful areas, it really is a lovely back drop.
The session itself will only last 20-30 minutes and will be very relaxed to enable us to capture some beautiful photos of your family. £95 not only includes the session but you will also receive 3 digital images for you to keep. You will have the option to purchase extra photos, wall art or photo books but this is only if you choose to, it is not a requirement.
There is a parking fee but this money is put back in to the park and this really does show. My children still love the Nature Reserve that is growing all the time and has a lovely variety of animals AND is still an absolute bargain. After your session you can make the most of the park as there are also walks, parks, lakes, cafes, trim trails, Go APE, Smith and Weston Restaurant plus LOADS of different clubs going on in the huts.
For more information visit http://www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/Leisure_and_Culture/Tilgate_Park/index.htm or https://tilgatenaturecentre.wordpress.com/
Walking the dog along the Wey and Arun Canal
I love Autumn and today was feeling too lazy to tidy the house. My springer was looking at me longingly so I decided to head out with my camera and take a break. The Wey and Arun canal is beautiful and the colours are really starting to come out.
I parked at The Onslow Arms Pub http://onslowarmsloxwood.com/ car park in Loxwood because I could head straight out onto the tow path and when I came back I could pop in a grab a quick drink. It also does great food but today I just enjoyed their beer garden after my walk.The colours didn’t disappoint and the oranges were really starting to come out.
The recently renovated locks are looking great and you can tell that the canal is really looked after. I didn’t walk far today but you can walk all the way to Guildford which is also very beautiful.