Tuesday, 28 May 2013

A Sunday on the Downs

 photo IMG_2526_zps57a11e83.jpg  photo IMG_2517_zpscd88fe09.jpg  photo IMG_2487_zpse288d914.jpg  photo IMG_2550_zps98c449df.jpg  photo IMG_2495_zps72c208bc.jpg  photo IMG_2542_zps66e35e9e.jpg  photo IMG_2548_zps4c050523.jpg  photo IMG_2531_zps3301c3b8.jpg When my sister and I were younger, we'd always moan when our parents would drag us out on walks in the countryside, but would more often than not actually enjoy ourselves - but still throw a strop for our family to see. Now, I could not be happier about our countryside surroundings, and the unlimited adventures they hold. The seven sisters, nestled into the South Downs, are only a short drive from our little village, and really do pose a beautiful location for a wander (or hike, in my family's case) on those rare sunny days. And this is exactly what we did this bank holiday weekend.

We drove to a car park not too far from East Dean, and walked a circular route along the downs, near Birling Gap, and then to The Tiger Inn in East Dean for a scrummy pub lunch. After filling ourselves with ham egg and chips (my usual), risotto, and burgers, it was only a short wander through the picturesque town and back up to the car. 

Tea and birthday cake were waiting for us at home, before I put on my glad rags to pop out to my friend's for her birthday drinks. It really was a lovely day, and one of those family things that I really have missed whilst being at University. Leeds isn't exactly the best place to take a stroll along the sea and have a yummy pub lunch in a pretty town!

I hope you enjoyed your bank holiday too :)

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  1. Eee I live in East Dean! Very pretty pictures of it! Which village are you from? I definitely only started appreciating this little patch after being away from it for so long.

  2. I'd love that house too xx


  3. Gorgeous pictures :) looks so pretty around there!
    Kaz at Sunshine Days x

  4. Gorgeous photos I love Seven Sisters great post and blog :) xx

    Kelly xx


  5. Such gorgeous pictures, that house looks amazing! xo

  6. This looks like such a beautiful day! I was on a train nearly all of bank holiday Sunday and I was so jealous of every one going on their country walks. Such beautiful photos.
    Nina from little nomad

  7. Beautiful scenery! Loving every picture.


  8. lovely pictures, looks like you had a lovely day xxx

  9. what a great way to spend a bank holiday!
    this looks lovely :)
    the house is beautiful :D
    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

  10. Awww this looks like the perfect bank holiday weekend! I was exactly the same, used to hate my parents dragging me to boring places now its the best thing ever!! Agreed, that dream house is amazing! xx

  11. Lush scenery! I'd love to move further down the country, maybe back to my partners neck of the woods Bristol/Somerset area, eventually.

    What is going on with that sheep though may I ask? I dunno if I'm seeing it wrong...:S but it looks like blood in the trough :(

    Best wishes, Danielle.

  12. Hey, great post! I Just came across your blog and I love it, your style is amazing!

    I hope you can check out my blog too. Hopefully we can also follow each other as well if you would like to :)



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