We are so blessed to have so many beautiful country pubs in Sussex and although I have been to quite a few I haven’t even really got started! There is something really relaxing about going out for lunch at a country pub on a summers day when you can sit in a beer garden with the people you love and eat the most delicious and traditional pub grub. My favourite country pub in Sussex is the Royal Oak at Pett. It is such a lovely village pub with a cricket green opposite and is perfect for a lunch time sandwich with your family or friends. I don’t know if it is just me but when it comes to the summer I prefer to be out in the fresh air enjoying the weather rather than being sat inside a restaurant in the evening. I recently went to a country pub called the Ash Tree Inn for lunch with two of my very good friends and it really cheered me up because as we were waiting for our food to arrive, the local hunt rode past and actually stopped for drinks at the pub. The food at the pub was delicious although I did have a cheese overload with Camembert starter and macaroni cheese main ( thank you Shannon for ordering me a starter). My new saying lately is ‘Do What You Love’, when it comes to tackling anxiety and depression frequently and trying to please everybody but yourself, you don’t do anything that makes you happy and that you enjoy doing. One of my favourite things to do is spend time with my family and friends. Another of my favourite things is to go out to country pubs for lunch so I just combine the two. There are so many lovely country pubs around the whole of the country and although I am only blessed with the ones in Sussex most of the time, why don’t you go out and find a country pub for lunch. I can guarantee you won’t be 100% disappointed with your decision. Below is a list of some of my favourite country pubs around East Sussex.
The Queens Head – Icklesham
The Royal Oak – Pett
The Cricketers Arms – Alfriston
The Ash Tree Inn – Ashburnham
The Six Bells Inn – Chiddingly
The Barley Mow Selmeston
The Swann Inn – Dallington
The Lamb Inn – Hooe
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Today I spent the day in Brighton with one of my oldest and closest friends in the world. Although she did turn into my bag lady for a lot of the day out!
We started the day by heading to Primark so that I could buy some clothes, followed by Marks and Spencer.
We then headed to WHSmith and into Churchill Square where I was very well behaved and did not buy anything in the amazing Tiger store (if you are ever looking for homeware go here!).
After hitting up the Square we headed to Jamie’s Italian for a lush lunch of Pesto Pasta for Hannah and a Chicken Club for me. We also had the most amazing brownies I have ever tasted for dessert!!! This was washed down with a non-alcoholic refresher cocktail.
After going to Jamie’s we wandered through the lanes where we found the coolest card shop called scribbler where I may have spent a wee bit too much money. We also went to Lush and ChocyWocyDooDah where I bought some really cool things.
Before leaving Brighton we made a quick stop off at Bagelman where I bought a sesame chicken bacon avocado bagel with mayo. Which was incredible!!
We then went to Eastbourne for Hannah to go to work and we went onto the Pier to take some snaps and eat my bagel which was so big.
We then headed back home so I could run my good unit where they experimented with different foods from around the world by cooking a Spanish Omlette and Vegetable Stir Fry. They also ate some mango, banana, Apple and strawberries. I was so impressed with my 10, 10 year old girls for cooking a meal nearly independently in their patrols and there were thumbs up all round at the end of the evening!!
There will be a Fashion and Beauty Haul up tomorrow from my purchases today if you would like to see what I bought.
I hope you have had a fantabulous Friday!!
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On Thursday I took my little sister up to London to see her favourite band of all time.
We boarded the 9:29 Southeastern train from St Leonards Warrior Square and arrived at London Waterloo East at 11:00. We then had to get the Waterloo and city line from Waterloo to Bank and the Docklands Light Railway from Bank to East India where our hotel was for the evening.
On arriving at the hotel we paid for an early check in so that we could rest up before our dinner booking in the evening. When we got to our room in the hotel we discovered that it hadn’t yet been cleaned and after a conversation with the cleaning manager we were moved rooms and given complementary breakfast for the morning.
Whilst resting up I took the opportunity to book our taxis for the evening journeys. We used a company called Carrot Cabs and I will admit that they were the best taxi firm I have ever used. Upon our taxi arriving I received a text to tell me what car we were looking for, the registration number and the name of the driver. For our journey back from the O2 Arena the driver was stuck in traffic but rung me to tell me he was running late which he didn’t have to do. We couldn’t resist a selfie in the Mercedes!
Our dinner reservation was for a restaurant called Las Iguanas. The food was amazing and I was defeated by how much we ordered! We started with nachos and finished with a chocolate Aztec cake, washed down with a raspberry cooler.
By the time we had finished dinner the doors for the concert were about to open so we made our way to the entrance to take our seats for the evening. 5 Seconds of Summer were such a good band and the support act Jessarae was also excellent. I would highly recommend to people watching 5SOS in concert as they worked so hard and played a two hour straight set!
On the Friday morning we went down to breakfast where we took full advantage of it being free! We then made our way back to the train station to get a train back to Hastings.
Friday afternoon consisted of a lunch out with my lovely cousin. We had a good catch up and ate some lovely food in Italian Way. I went for the chicken and bacon salad which was delicious!
Yesterday my mum, sister, nan and I took the drive up to Didcot just outside of Oxfordshire to visit my cousins, auntie and uncle. My cousin has just had a lickle baby who is now six weeks old and he is the most beautiful bubba I have ever seen!
It was so lovely to spend time with so much of my family over the last three days. I hope you have all had a lovely weekend!!
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