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Early August, a spur of the moment, out-of-the-blue trip went down — to the South Downs along East Sussex of her Majesty’s United Kingdom. The scenery was magical and the weather called for the wild flowers to sing! 238 more words


South Downs Double - Sleeping with Badgers

Twenty six hours after setting off my chosen South Downs Way Double (SDD) start/finish line was crossed again.  As these things usually go it was with a feeling of moderate emptiness accompanied by that familiar internal taunt that once you have achieved your goal it doesn’t seem quite so impressive any more. 780 more words



I’m off to England at the end of the week —

It’s a very special occasion.

My brother is getting married!

So there will be celebrations, the eating of good food… 43 more words


Monk’s House: Zu Besuch bei Virginia Woolf

Sonne flutet das Anwesen in den South Downs. Hinter Obstbäumen, hohen Lupinenbüschen und überwucherten Mauern kommen sie hervor und lassen sich auf dem Gras und auf den warmen Steinen nieder. 1,076 more words

Historische Häuser

West Dean Sculpture Summer School

I have taught several courses a year for a decade at West Dean College in the South Downs National Park, former home of Edward James. My new summer school sculpture course is 6 days and accompanies 7-9 other courses over the same period. 291 more words


20th July was a good day out

Decided to celebrate my birthday with a long walk on the South Downs near Rottingdean. The day before was the hottest day of the year so Helen and I  were up early to beat the heat but it rapidly turned into the windiest day. 116 more words

the legend of Bignor Hill

We found Bignor Hill by accident – the road went either way and because it was there, took the path to the left and hoped we’d found an interesting route over the Downs to Chichester. 340 more words

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