The day after Boxing Day was a walk in Bedgebury Pinetum and a picnic on a bench overlooking the children’s playground. Rufus, 4 years and almost 5 months, climbed and ran and jumped and played and when the playground was played we all ventured further into the trees to the bigger kid’s stuff with ropes and balancing and other such adventures.
Auntie Hannah promised to bring Rufus back in summer for the Go Ape adventure, he is already tall enough but I suspect that it is really Auntie Hannah, famed throughout the Andes, Tough Guy and London Welsh Ladies Rugby, who wants a go.
Back home at dusk and as the evening darkened, I opened my bottle of Arundel’s Sussex Gold.
It was a real treat, a taste of spring and summer combined, a rich golden beer that made me reflect on 1066 Harold’s Way The Final Journey.
The Final Journey is my walk across the breadth of Sussex from Battle Abbey to Bosham following one of the legends of what happened to King Harold’s body after the Battle of Hastings. It gives me a chance to discover all that is good about Sussex.
Sadly, my route lies to the north of Arundel so a visit to the shop in the town is out but, they do produce cask as well as bottles and it will be a pint to look out for when I walk near Amberley in early summer.
It will be just the job at the end of a long walk.
Sussex Gold is a rich golden beer with a hoppy, citrus finish, very smooth, light and refreshing.
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PS. photographs taken this morning, 14th January 2015, from the balcony at Marine Court, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. It is ten tears to the day since we took the keys to the flat and sat looking at the same view in similar weather.
However, the weather forecast suggests that this is the lull before the storm, we await tonight’s promised storms.