A walk in the country probably doesn’t sound so exciting to most of you but for me it is a very rare treat. Due to the Lupus and Fibromyalgia I am only able to walk short distances with a stick or else use a wheelchair or my mobility scooter so walks through the fields are not an option any more. What I am able to enjoy though are the walks some of you share here. A couple of my favourites are Ericka Eckles (I love learning about all the wild flowers in her posts and then seeing them embroidered a few weeks later) and also Bunny Mummy whose walks are through the most beautiful English countryside. But last week was different.
Abi and I took another trip to the pretty village of Alfriston in East Sussex.
(We went there to explore on her birthday and had a lovely meal out in the Singing Kettle.)
The streets are narrow with gorgeous flint cottages, some with tiny little front doors, people must have been considerably shorter back then!
Abi was meeting someone for coffee so I took myself off on my scooter and treated myself in the little village stores
to a bakewell tart and some posh lemonade
which I ate on the green by the village church and then enjoyed the sights and sounds of village life while I crocheted.
When Abi rejoined me we decided to see if I would be able to access the river path.
To the right the path was rather bumpy but I was able to glimpse the view through these trees.
After a while and I grounded on the tree roots! After a lot of pushing from Abi I got going again and we headed the other way.
Here a smooth grass path ran behind the back of church and parallel to the river.
I managed to bump the scooter up a small step to cross this long bridge.
Looking over the edge we could see some water lillies
and at the other end a kissing gate led into the field. (As children we loved these gates and one would pass through leaving the gate halfway and we would kiss over the gate!)
There were steps at the end of the bridge so we turned back, past cottages
and down a narrow track where there was this lovely gate
and back into the village.
In the car park there was a flint tower
on further investigation we discovered that it was built as a playhouse!
It was so lovely to find a partially accessible country walk and lovely to have some girly time with Abz. I hope you enjoy our walk.
Happy Crafting, I’ll be back soon with a couple of finished items 🙂
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