Posted on 2nd May 2017
Monthly Update Sussex Living May 2017
With the sun finally coming out of hiding, it’s time to appreciate the great outdoors with the added benefit of topping up on some vitamin D. Here at Sussex Living we are thoroughly enjoying the sights and sounds of Spring in full swing.
We have a wealth of flora in this month’s issue, from local open gardens, where you can see some beautiful blooms whilst raising some much needed funds for charity from page 24; to floral design inspiration in our stitch in time feature on page 20. Flo Whitaker adds to the floral fun with poppies and pruning on pages 30 & 34.
If you turn to page 38, Lisa de Silva shares some great tips on how to enjoy and make the most of your outside space in the first part of our Alfresco feature. Look out for part two in our June issue.
Have you ever wondered where your town or village name derived from? Starting on page 44, Phil Pavey gives a detailed overview of the origins of place names from Anglo-Saxon and Old English through to modern English, you may even find out where yours originated.
If you’re short on cooking inspiration, have a look from page 49 where we have a fabulous fish pie followed by delicious fairy cakes (we know, as they have been sampled in the office!). If you have an appetite for alfresco, we have some top tips for your barbeque bangers too.
Ruth Lawrence and Robert Veitch have been out and about enjoying the sunshine this month. Ruth visited Burgess Hill; giving us the lowdown on this busy bustling town, turn to page 66 to find out more. With Robert finding out more about the history of the hidden gem Offam Chalk Pits, near Lewes on page 62.
With more features to peruse, we hope you enjoy reading this month’s issue, hopefully in the garden with a cup of tea! See you next issue.
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