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Brighton Butterfly business is booming

Another sun scorched day another downland valley filled with fluttering. Beyond the boundary of the South Downs National Park the city fringe is filled with things in flight. 125 more words


Chalk Grassland - A Fragile, Endangered Habitat

The flower-rich chalk grassland of the Sussex Downs is a rare and fragile habitat that needs careful management if it is not to return to a scrubland of grass, gorse and bramble. 451 more words


Hotter Legs

With no change in the good weather, it was yet more hot and sticky runs this week.

Tuesday was another shade hugger to Pevensey Bay, though we reduced the distance to 5.09 miles. 198 more words


Hot legs

20th July, 2014
The heat and humidity sapped the energy from our legs, but bumped up the tan this week. Every single run was made in the hot, sticky atmosphere that swamped the south east. 274 more words


Brighton butterfly bonanza

  At the hottest height of summer Castle Hill, the centre of Brighton’s Biosphere reserve,  is crowded with colour.

Bees too busy to be bothered by passing walkers provide the soundtrack for a saunter. 109 more words


The waggoners

Camp for us, when we were children meant all sorts of things. The word ‘camp’ defined, for us, a location and a way of life. It was a life of simplicity, far from the madding crowd. 187 more words

Past Times


It’s official, we are getting married on Saturday 19th September 2015 – the church is booked for our ceremony, and this exquisite venue nestled in the South Downs will be home to our wedding reception next year. 32 more words

The Blushing Bride