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One from the Archives: Spring Welcoming Committee

Originally published: APRIL 11, 2016¬† I formed my own small, very small, welcoming committee this afternoon. It was an impromptu event, the result of a late afternoon walk. I had spent most of the day completing some paperwork and with my eyes zoned into the time-distorting bright lights of the computer screen I hardly noticed… Continue reading One from the Archives: Spring Welcoming Committee

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One From the Archives: Harvesting the Delight of Parham

[One from the archives, originally posted Sunday, 27 September 2015¬†sophiecosussex.blogspot.com/] Harvesting the delight of Parham “Welcome to the true heart of England, and of Sussex.” The voices of the land seemed to speak to me, “Take your time, linger, let us ensnare you. Perhaps you’ll never leave.” As a child, I read many a fairy… Continue reading One From the Archives: Harvesting the Delight of Parham

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One From the Archives: Garden of Delight

[One from the archives: This blog was originally posted Saturday 16th August 2014 on¬†sophiecosussex.blogspot.com/ inspired by visit to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London] Garden of Delight Above, the roar of yet another passenger plane across the cloud-broken sky, but even as it passes directly overhead, it doesn’t quite manage to drown out the hesitant high… Continue reading One From the Archives: Garden of Delight

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One From The Archives: A Downland Walk

Archive post: Thursday, 19 February 2015 A Downland Walk For one of the first times this year, the sun shone with noticeable warmth, making it a pleasure to stretch, breath deeply and stroll grassy paths, and gaze upwards into the blue. I climbed high above the village onto the side of the downs, and higher,… Continue reading One From The Archives: A Downland Walk

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Valentine Butterflies

My better-half gifted me a gorgeous necklace for Valentines this year. Ever the romantic, he remembered me mentioning (his polite way of saying ‘waffleing on about’) my favourite butterflies were blues. Specifically, the rare Silver Studded Blues of the local lowland heath that emerge around my birthday each June. On warm sunny days late in… Continue reading Valentine Butterflies

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From the Archives: Winter Jewels

I have been doing some blog ‘housekeeping’ and looking over some past work. It is amazing to think that I have been blogging for nearly 9 years, as I started right back in March 2009! Of course my style and writing quality has changed over that time (I hope you would agree, for the better!),… Continue reading From the Archives: Winter Jewels