Friday, 20 September 2013

....The wanderers return.....

....we have returned from our little escape, and had a most wonderful few days....(actually we have been back nearly a week but its taken this long for me to get any time to sit down and do some blogging)......but anyway....

.... here is where we rested a while....
 
 
....a most beautiful country estate in South east Sussex....
 


 
....completely surrounded by country side for as far as the eye could see, not a sound of anything human, just birds.....
 


...and a big lake, there was a little boat moored up if you fancied an adventure down stream....
 
 

 


....there was a marquise sitting quietly ready for a wedding reception, thankfully not taking place till next week , so all remained quiet......phew!...
 
 
.....we spent a wonderful full day wandering round the little town of Lewis, they are so lucky here, you can be in the town one minute and then if you no longer want to be it would take probably no more than ten minutes walk to be out in rich countryside again, how lovely.....the whole town is surrounded by hills and fields....
 
....they have loads and loads of nic nak shops and antique shops to wander round...
 
 

....i do love a rummage in a well stocked nicky nak place....
 

....love love loved it in here.....an Aladdin's cave of little shops and stalls all in one building....
 
 

 


 
....i think we were in here for hours...
....so much stuff to take in...
 
 
 
.....and then it was most definitely time for a huge pot of tea and a rather enormous slice of cake each.....
 
....found a lovely little court yard tucked away that did us just right....
 

 


.....just perfect for a wee vegan like me....
 
 
.....so after our lovely day in Lewis we then headed for a place that i had always wanted to see.....
 
 

 
.....the most amazing 'Charlston house', unfortunately taking photos inside the house was forbidden but here is a link to the website, do go and have a look, its so inspiring inside, the whole interior of the farmhouse is full of art and its not just paintings, the walls are painted the lampshades are made and painted, the arcitrave is painted, there are hand painted screens, bath panels, and the fire places, a safe haven for authors and artists around the second world war, and a frequent home to Virginia wolfe, even Matisse visited here....
 


 
.....there were many eerie looking statues in the garden too....
 

 

 

 

 
 

 
......a much needed break for both of us, we walked the famous lanes of Brighton as well, and scoured the antique shops in the old Hastings, and when we returned home we had one day of then four of us piled into a car and headed for Wembley stadium to see 'Pink Floyd the wall, Roger waters.....
 
.....Amazing.....
 
 
....unfortunatly i have put the wrong film on here for you to see a bit of footage, and now i cant seem to remove it, it wont even let me change it to another.....never mind......it was incredible, i would just like to off shared a bit of it with you.....
 
.....so there you go, our mini break away, sorry for the lack of pictures as well, you know how it is, time just runs away with you when you are having fun....
 
.....will be back hopefully Sunday with a bit of crafting to show you....
....take care my lovelies...
 
Pixie
x
 
 
 

7 comments:

  1. What a inspiring and gorgeous post. Your stay away place looks very grand but peaceful. And those statues. And Charleston House! Heavenly getaway..
    xx
    julie

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  2. I love that part of England and have not been since our honeymoon - must go back for a visit. Lovely photos1 Charlestown is such an inspiring house. Glad you enjoyed your break. x

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  3. Hello Missy Pixie : -)
    What a lovely time away you had! You rekindled some lovely memories of our time in Lewis and visiting Charleston in 2006! I wanted to come home and decorate every surface after visiting Charleston, isn't it simply amazing? x

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  4. That house looks interesting,I'm off to see inside on the website. Looks like you had a lovely break in calming surroundings. Betty

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  5. Lovely photos, I must say that menu board looked yummee. I did visit Lewes years ago and I loved it then. My brother lives just outside Horsham and it's like you say, a 20 min walk through fields and you're right in the town centre. The countryside comes right into the town.
    Glad you had a lovely break.

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  6. Glad you had a lovely time in my corner of Sussex - its a little quieter now the schools have gone back. Looking forward to seeing what you've been making. Karen xx

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