I hope you all enjoy this blog.
A Slice of Sussex exists because the longer one lives here the more one realises the county is full to the brim of almost everything that is good in life.
We have some of the countries most historic and interesting gardens both public and some private, that are open to the public on specific days of the year under the National Gardens Charity Scheme.
Situated on the southern coast of England we have plenty of forts and castles, historically important towns, port towns, smugglers caves and tunnels.
We have an extraordinary selection of natural landscapes; both long and short walks in and amongst the South Downs and the Ashdown Forest. Sussex is not a busy county, one can drive, cycle and walk around with ease and little traffic. The air is clean and pure and the more you look for wildflowers the more you find.
Perhaps on a more cultural note we also have a seemingly endless selection of art exhibitions and musical concerts covering a wide genre of tastes. We have original and artisan sellers of local products and restaurants galore. You can visit or go on gardening and cooking courses, traditional breweries, gin makers – you name it!
I am very happy in my garden (well usually) and I love to cook and bake always using anything I can that I grow (including our rare breed pigs). Much of this is enjoyed by our guests who stay at Thimbles Bed and Breakfast and who support Fabulous Bakes (a Great Taste award winning cottage industry run by myself and my friend Sarah).