Wisborough Green Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018
Finding things to do in West Sussex can be hard to do when you don’t know what’s out there. But have you heard of Wisbourough Green…
I can’t imagine many people have. 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 only 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. It’s amazing to walk amongst them at the various stages of inflation. The colours are absolutely stunning. Once set up, 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. Watching the balloons was just magical, especially being able to see them 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.
Has anyone else’s Facebook Page gone crazy with back to mobile phone school photos? Do you love it or hate? I hear older mums complain that their feeds are taken up with others peoples photos and younger mums saying that they’re not going to do it.. It seems to be a love/hate relationship.
For me I’m a lover.. I take lots of photos of the children but I don’t always see the progress that they make. I just suddenly see they’ve got taller or me grown up. I love the yearly reminder, knowing that each September I will see the photos if the children and it’ll show me gorgeous photos of their progress through their school years.
They will always come up to remind me how much they are growing up and how precious the time is that we have before they leave school and those years are gone for good. Even the children can look back and see what gorgeous little tiddlers they were and what gorgeous children they are today.
My two are military kids so haven’t stayed in the same school or the same house so for them its great to have reminders. It shows them where they have been..
So, its not about anyone else, its just a gorgeous way to see the progress my children are making. The only regret I have is not going the whole way and taking photos of the simple things… tying their shoe laces, brushing their hair, getting their bags ready etc.
Forget about what everyone else says and post those photos!!