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A muddy walk along the River Ouse

12 Jan

The run/walk

This is a post I had intended to publish before the Christmas chaos set in but I didn’t quite manage it! This walk was from the 15th December.

I had planned on doing a walk around the chalk pits today, but after driving past the starting point twice, and finding nowhere easy to park on the busy road, I lost heart and decided to head for Lewes, parking in Tesco car park and taking a walk along the Ouse. It is prone to muddiness, and although not actually raining today, it had rained heavily at the weekend, and so I knew I was in for a muddy one. As such I am glad I wore my wellies as I headed off along the river bank. The beginning part is nice and sociable, along the river, near the town and through the park with dog-walkers and toddlers aplenty to smile at, but once on the more rugged river path, only the hardened dog walkers are in evidence as it is indeed, cold and muddy here today.

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River Ouse

The clean-eating challenge is over now, and I am basking in the glory of having done better than expected, here are my starting, mid-point and finishing stats:

In summary I lost 8.5kg and 8% body fat, my muscles are popping out of my shoulders and I feel good, both health-wise and in the knowledge I have gained. Although I will doubtless go back to drinking alcohol and relax my eating regime I feel that many of the habits I have learned are sustainable long-term and I look forward to putting them into practice. (As I write this, post-Christmas, I have embarked upon the kitchen shed 30-day clean-eating challenge).

I do get stuck in the mud on my walk and struggle to get my foot out without losing my Wellington boot!

River Ouse walk

A quick coffee break is taken on the muddy bench, a peanut butter muffin defrosted from the freezer and a chance to take in the glorious sunny morning.

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The lunch

I had decided to treat myself to lunch out, rather than packing my own, this morning, but found I did not have quite enough time to go to a cafe or restaurant, I could find nothing ‘clean’ in the Costa coffee in Tescos, and desperately perused the lunch section of Tesco for something suitable, finally settling on this salad, which in no way filled me up, I should have bought a piece of cooked salmon to have on the side.

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Still, it got me home where I was able to construct my favourite smoothie: a variation from Bubbles and Booyah of blueberries, raspberries, banana, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, flaxseed and almond butter!

The shopping

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Some new foods to try (Freekeh, Food Doctor crackers) and some old favourites (walnuts, brown soba neeodles)

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A rainy day in Lewes

8 Nov

Awoke to hear the rain lashing against the window – really terrible weather, heavy downpours, then easing, repeat… Still. Travel hopefully, I thought and prepared as usual; put on my running gear and packed my bag with spare clothes, snacks, coffee and water but added in my book as a contingency plan.

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On reaching the college and dropping my daughter off, the weather was as bad as ever, so I decided to abandon my original plan and instead head to Lewes and spend the time investigating independent shops for healthy food for my clean eating plan. I parked in Tesco’s car park for the three hours free parking as I thought it would be useful for toilet stops etc! Then walked into town to see what I could find. The first place that caught my interest was Lansdown Health Store on Cliffe High Street in which I spent a long time browsing, finally buying some tea: pukka chai vanilla (I have had this before and it is delicious),  some chia seeds (I had a recipe in mind for this), protein powder, peanut butter and honey (likewise).

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It seemed a very well stocked shop and I would have loved to have bought more but I was conscious of spending too much money and then not finding a use for the products so stuck to things I immediately had a recipe for.

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It was hard to stick to my ‘independent shops’ theme and I was next drawn into Holland and Barrett in the hope of finding the things on my list I couldn’t get in Landsdown Health Store, certainly the maple syrup was cheaper there! I also bought rice cakes and walnuts, which I know you can get at the supermarket but I wanted to experience as many shops as possible and I don’t normally go into Holland and Barrett so it was interesting to look around. They also have a huge range of teas, nuts and seeds and protein powders, although I could only see the flavoured ones.

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I did end up doing some of my shopping at Tescos when I went back for my coffee and snack and to use the toilets, I bought the wraps, almond milk and Total yoghurt there. I was looking for products with less than five ingredients as this is one of the clean eating principles but both the wraps and the almond milk had more. I looked at all the comparable products but they were all the same.

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On walking around Lewes I had found Anne of Cleves house which I had not visited before, unfortunately it opens late on Mondays (the Monday curse!) so was closed, but as I had some time to kill before collecting my daughter I decided to drive back there and see if I could take in some culture. Alas, it was not to be, there were no parking spots and someone was right behind me so I couldn’t dither about, so I headed out of Lewes and was soon on the road to one of my favourite farm shops; Spring Barn Farm. I decided it would make a good lunch stop and I could peruse the shop and see if they had any new and interesting products in light of my clean eating regime. I also thought it would be a good place to buy a couple of ready meals for the boys as I am out early evening on a Monday teaching my evening class.

The farm

It was looking very festive in the shop as they had cleared away all their Hallowe’en stuff and had the Christmas tree up with decorations for sale and a good range of do-it-yourself hampers with some ideas to get you started. I looked all around and noticed they are no longer selling as much Suki tea as they used to, I chose the Vitality tea so I would have a range of teas to try at home. I also bought some Springs smoked trout and two ready meals for the freezer. The verdict on the chilli was very positive – nice big chunks of meat and plenty of it! I have yet to get an opinion from the vegetarian!

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Afterwards I sat in the car and had my lunch – a tuna wrap with lots of salad.

The recipes

So, now to what I made with all this produce. Well, first off, I had some pumpkin purée to use up so I decided to make pumpkin protein bars using the protein powder, peanut butter and honey that I bought. These were very easy to make a are a substantial portable snack.

Next I used the trout in a Scandinavian winter salad with egg, capers and a yoghurt dressing. This went down well with the husband. I must say the trout was expensive though at £8 for 4 fillets.

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Finally, I decided to make the Chia pudding with the Chia seeds, almond milk and maple syrup. You make it the night before and it is ready in the morning for breakfast. Although it tasted nice I found the colour and texture quite off putting so I don’t think I will be making it again. Sorry, all you Chia fans.

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I still intend to make these protein energy balls with the pumpkin purée I have in the freezer along with the maple syrup, walnuts and peanut butter. But more about that later.

 

 

Glynde and Spring Barn Farm

21 May

The run

Having passed the sign for Glynde many times I decided to make it my mission to find a run in the area. After a quick search on the internet I found a couple of 6-ish mile routes from Lewes to Glynde and back and also one which began and ended in Glynde. Find the route here. I decided on the latter partly because I am a right skinflint and don’t want to pay to park in Lewes and partly to drive somewhere different.

Glynde seemed quite busy for a small village, with cars whizzing through and several walkers and cyclists. I parked in the Main Street and began following the instructions for the walk. It all started off well enough, I enjoy following these step-by-step instructions, until point 3 when we were supposed to go through a gate to the top of Mount Caburn and then retrace our steps back to point 3 – why would I want to do that? It didn’t make sense no matter how many times I read it, retrace my steps?

The offending instruction

The offending instruction

I ended up circling  a nettly field to no avail before spotting a runner ahead and realised that was the way to go. The ‘retracing’ steps still didn’t make sense though, you basically headed to the summit of Mount Caburn and then hopped over a stile and ran down to the valley floor.

Mount Caburn

Mount Caburn

So, the ran began with a gentle uphill and then a sloping downhill to a dew pond that was surrounded by COWS!!! If you have read my blog before you will know that I am not a fan of the ruminators. I checked the instructions several times to ensure it was absolutely necessary to cross the field and looked up to see a couple of walkers crossing the field in the opposite direction. ‘Safety in numbers’ I thought and set off to meet them. Checked directions with them and admitted to my fear of cows before heading away towards Lewes Golf Club at the top of the hill.

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Uphill out of Glynde

Cows - from a safe distance!

Cows – from a safe distance!

Instructions were to go through the golf course but I felt very out of place among the smart lady golfers: they looked like the equivalent of yummy mummies only with golf caddies instead of buggies. Breathtaking views of Lewes on one side and the South Downs National Park on the other made it all worthwhile though.

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Lewes

South Downs National Park

South Downs National Park

Ran down the access road out of the golf course and, as per the instructions turned sharply right up some steps where I bumped into a couple of fairies making a movie – much to my surprise! Continued back up onto the golf course again which I had to try and cross but all the signs warning of flying balls were panicking me even though there wasn’t a golfer in sight! I could just imagine myself lying with a concussion on the 9th hole waking up and not knowing who I was (aka Goldie Hawn in Overboard!)

Memorial at Lewes Golf Course

Memorial at Lewes Golf Course

Skirted round the edge and eventually found a stile to get out and….uurgh…another field of cows! ‘Bold and confident’ I repeated to myself as I strode across the field – why does one always sit right in front of the gate you are trying to go through?

More confusion with directions here – instructions to continue to the Dew Pond threw me until I realised there were two Dew Ponds on the map. Saw another walker up ahead so decided to follow her. I hope I didn’t freak her out too much as I ran closer. Good instructions until I reached the second Dew Pond and was supposed to be skirting a quarry which I never found. Views of Glyndebourne: check. It would be nice to go there one day.  The instructions from there did not make sense so perhaps I went wrong somewhere? Whilst perusing my instructions I managed to stumble into a nettle patch and my calves and ankles are smarting still! Dropped down onto the road by Glyndebourne and decided to finish the run on the road – about 1.5 miles. Not particularly pleasant due to the narrow road and traffic but as the phone was nearly out of juice I couldn’t risk getting lost in the countryside.

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The lunch

I decided to move on as Glynde didn’t look too promising for lunch and produce. There is a post office, general stores and tea rooms and an interesting looking blacksmith’s forge but all seemed very sleepy after the morning rush so I made my way to the wonderful Spring Barn Farm where I knew I would get a good lunch. The food is excellent, albeit a little dark in the cafe and frequented by toddlers. I chose the feta salad with couscous and humous and a pot of the delicious Suki tea: Earl Grey Blue Flower and sat and wrote my blog and thanked my lucky stars I no longer have toddlers.

Earl Grey Blue Flowers Suki Tea

Earl Grey Blue Flowers Suki Tea

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Chilli feta, humous and couscous salad

Sussex Ouse Valley Way and Riverside

5 Mar

The run

Having had a few weeks break due to work commitments I found myself considerably disorganized for this week’s run despite not working yesterday. However yesterday was a quagmire of domestic traumas: having to have my ring cut off (it had got too tight and my finger was swelling painfully), our computer having a ‘block on the hard drive’ as we tried to update the software (as the lovely Sam from Mac Ambulance kindly assured me), some feverish hoovering (partly down to the imminent arrival from the afore mentioned Sam and visitors arriving at the weekend – the sudden realisation that someone would see the domestic chaos filled me with shame and horror!) and a sudden compulsion to invite my neighbour in for coffee (probably to counteract the hoovering/marking pile) anyway – breath – with so much excitement I didn’t spend the time researching running routes as I normally would. I decided the simplest thing would be to drive to Lewes and follow the river for a bit – no getting lost there I thought.

East Sussex Ouse Valley Way

East Sussex Ouse Valley Way

I spent some time driving around Lewes trying to find a suitable parking spot, eventually parking in what must be the most expensive car park in Lewes. Being of not blasé enough a nature to waltz into Tesco and park there for three hours for the price of a can of Coke.

After jumping through the various hoops of parking – phoning up to pay, downloading the parking app etc – why us everything so complicated these days? I finally changed into my new off-road running shoes (you may remember from the last blog that the previous pair were letting in small stones – ouchy, ouchy). These are goretex Asics bought from the Jog Shop in Kemp Town. I love Asics trainers and have had several pairs – the husband thinks the Goretex may make my feet a bit hot, but I was blown away by the tiny pouch on the tongue in which I could poke my laces.

Asics off road trainers

Asics off road trainers

And so I started out, round by Harvey’s brewery – the delicious smell of the hops! And through the park to the bridge, following the sign for the East Sussex Ouse.

Harvey's Brewery

Harvey’s Brewery

East Sussex Ouse Valley Way

East Sussex Ouse Valley Way

On the other side of the bridge it was a different story – immediately very muddy just as the husband had warned me it would be. At first I gingerly picked my way through the mud, trying not to mess my new shoes up, but after a few minutes I realised this was futile and just got on with it. The shoes faired pretty well – my feet did get wet, but not cold, and they didn’t come off in the sucky mud like the husband’s did on a previous version of this run.

View from the bridge

View from the bridge

Sucky mud

Sucky mud

Difficult to run over such muddy terrain so it wasn’t a fast run. It was a relief to finally meet a track and then a road where I could practice some of the running techniques learned on the Kinetic Revolution workshop, including running with small circles, like running through snow, pushing the arms back and elongating the neck. Running with my mantra ‘push, push, pull, pull, back, back, back’. I met one other runner on the road who I warned about the muddy riverside, but he looked far too sensible to attempt off road today!

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River run

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Going back was quicker. There was no stopping to wonder about the best way to get through the mud – I already knew that from the out. It was more a case of ‘this is the best way round’ or ‘just plunge in like a kid’ or ‘swing on this gate to get across’ . Back through the park I attempted to clean my shoes in a puddle to save on the cleaning work later.

The lunch and produce

Walking back through the town, a mud-coated spectacle to the Wednesday shoppers, I sussed out where the public toilets were and made my way back to the car to change my shoes. Luckily in the boot of my (new!) car was a carrier bag for my muddy shoes (more luck than planning!) and I headed back to the public toilets with my bag of clean clothes to get changed. Being the mother of a disabled child has meant I have developed a skill of clocking local facilities and also of being able to perform a complete clothes change on a child in a small cubicle, therefore it was a simple matter to change out of my muddy things into clean jeans, dry socks and sweatshirt, ready for some coffee and reviewing.

I decided I must not go to Bill’s, I must not go to Bill’s (I would have dearly loved to go to Bill’s but I know how good that is already) so instead focused on the Riverside – a collection of shops and cafés inside one building. I began upstairs with coffee and cake at Riverside Brasserie -lovely views over the river, but the service was a bit slow and they forgot my cake! Regular customers flirt with the staff which adds to the entertainment.

Riverside, Lewes

Riverside, Lewes

Also upstairs is an art framers with a lovely selection of cards (I bought several for the approaching birthdays) and a wonderful knitting and sewing shop with beautiful fabrics, wool, buttons, ribbons and sewing kits – if only I knew someone who would like a knicker-making set!

Downstairs is a knowledgable, busy flower shop with bespoke bouquets,  a juice and shake bar, a barbers, a sweet shop with pick and mix, truffles, foil wrapped individual chocolates like ladybirds, bees etc, and Terry’s fisheries: I bought some honey roast salmon which was quite expensive but was all cooked and could be eaten hot or cold so win win easy tea for me!

I ordered some food from the downstairs cafe, they had a nice selection of sandwiches, paninis, pies etc, a vast selection of Tea Pigs tea (I bought the chai tea to take home) however the seating was a bit cramped  – it was a mission to get in and out!

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Two go mad in Lewes

4 Dec

The breakfast

A bit of a different post this week, it being the last jaunt in the country before Christmas, it was time for my friend and my’s annual Christmas shopping trip to Lewes! The reason we like to shop here at this time of year is that Lewes is quite a small centre to get round and many of the shops are small independents and stock unusual gifts. We always start the day with a hearty breakfast to fortify us for the day ahead! Bill’s is our usual choice and I’ve yet to find a breakfast to beat it!

Breakfast at Bill's

Eggs Benedict Florentine style

 

The shopping

Sand Sculpture, Lewes

Sand Sculpture, Lewes

Puppeteer, Lewes bridge

Puppeteer, Lewes bridge

My daughter would have loved these animal-related diversions en route to the shops, especially the yapping dog when you threw money into the pot (still trying to work out how he did that…)

Steamer Trading

Steamer Trading

Was very tempted to buy one of these as a gift to myself!

Wickle

Wickle

Love Wickle – a treasure trove of goodies and a joy to browse. Very helpful staff too!

Silicon tea infuser

Silicon tea infuser

Now this was a gift from me, to me, with love from me! Works very well for a single cup of loose leaf tea.

Italian Leather Handbags

Italian Leather Handbags

I’d like one of these bags in every colour from the Needlemakers!

The lunch

After collecting dear daughter from college we parked up in Ditchling and went to Mister Magnolias, my new favourite country cafe, where we had soup and cake to share. A panini for dear daughter and plenty of entertainment at the colouring table. I was interested to see that they host films for kids and rent out the room upstairs for private functions.

Mister Magnolia, Ditchling

Mister Magnolia, Ditchling

Spicy sausage and bean soup

Spicy sausage and bean soup

Inside Mister Magnolia

Inside Mister Magnolia

Well, I think I have probably emptied my bank account in Lewes today! See you in January!

Blackcap and Boathouse Organics (not)

20 Nov

The run

So nice to be back in the car with a hot flask of coffee listening to the rain drumming on the roof rather than being out running in it.

Foul weather

A better day for being in the car rather than out of it

A foul day for running: stinging rain, but as with most things, once you’re out in the boat rowing, it’s not nearly as bad.

Found this route on Walk Jog Run, a simple out and back, good for a day like this when you can turn back when you’ve had enough.

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I parked up by Nevill Rec, Lewes (watch out – the crescent is one way – I almost drove into a bus!) and ran a short way up the road before turning up by Landport Bottom and running up past the allotments.

Lewes allotments

Was heartened to see several riders and horses so didn’t feel quite the dang fool I suspected myself of being, running in weather like this. From there you are pretty much up on the downs and a pleasant bridleway takes you up past Suzy Smith riding stables and then into sheep and cattle-grazing land. They seemed unconcerned by the weather so why should I be?

Suzy Smith riding stables

Bit alarming!

The next section was uphill to Blackcap, where there was a trig point and a plaque commemorating replanting when the Queen came to the throne.

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By this time I decided I’d had enough – 4k out, so would make a tidy 8k run. Hurtled back down the hill through the now quite heavy rain, no time for lingering over photographs and chatting to passers by today – the main objective was to get back to the car and that hot flask of coffee as quickly as possible!

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The farm

The farm shop turned out to be a big disappointment, I had researched and planned to go to Boathouse Organics, however the sat nav took my to the Cock Inn, where I asked directions and checked out the menu for lunch. Boathouse Organics turned out to be just up the road but it was closed and looked like it was for sale. Recommended by Rick Stein indeed! I drove up the road and investigated Isfield where there is the Lavender Line, but not much else. No farm shops to be found around here, so back to the Cock Inn for lunch.

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The lunch

The Cock Inn is a nice cosy pub with a dark, low ceilinged bar, with a real fire. An extensive menu covers the wall to the left of the bar, featuring starters, steaks, fish, mains, vegetarian and sweets, plus a specials board. I chose to sit in the bar as the restaurant area was of a contrasting nature, all light wood and not nearly so cosy. Plus I was loving the smell of the real fire. Very friendly staff and quick service – I ordered smoked haddock, cheese and leek quiche which came with new potatoes or chips and salad. Fairly ordinary pub food – nothing wrong with it at all but perhaps a tad unimaginative, however, the nice atmosphere made up for it. The place quickly filled up with many tables already booked, average age about 65. Bit strange for a pub down a dead end road but perhaps it has a good reputation? Seemed like a lively crowd at any rate.

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Lewes and Spring Barn Farm #2

6 Nov

The run

Money in my purse and a full tank of gas – a good start to the day! The weather was not so good though and I really did not want to get out of the car!

A wild and wet morning in Lewes

A wild and wet morning

Decided to do the Lewes run again (after the previously failed attempt: see Lewes and Spring Barn Farm) and was also curious to see how Lewes was baring up after their infamous bonfire night. So, the day after the night before, would I see any other evidence apart from a boarded up cafe with hastily painted in red; ‘booze and fireworks’ ? It seemed that much of the clearing up had already happened; just barriers being loaded onto lorries, shopkeepers un-boarding their shops and, bizarrely, an absence of the pay machine in the car park I had chosen. It looked like it had been intentionally removed – so free parking today? An excited discussion was taking place in the car park – would we all get tickets – one lady was going to leave a note on her car, another was taking photographic evidence.

Much more confident on this run than last time, having done it twice since with the husband – the first time, even he got lost – so I don’t feel quite such a failure – as he has an excellent sense if direction.

Lewes Loop

Lewes Loop

It’s quite nicely varied heading out under the A27 to fairly open, desolate farmland, passing through the pretty village of Iford, a fairly short but nasty bit of road which you don’t have much choice but to run on, before turning down to Swanborough fishing lakes – but don’t go too far – the husband and I made that mistake before and got stuck between a nettle patch and a barbed wire fence!

Lewes farmland

There is a barely visible footpath sign before you reach the water works which leads you through a fun wooded path between fields. Some evidence of storm damage today as a fallen tree was blocking the path.

Swanborough

Swanborough

I stopped for a natter with the ducks before continuing on to the best field.

Swanborough Ducks

It’s the one you want to run across singing – my husband always has The Little House on the Prairie music running through his head and envisages me in a patchwork dress running through this field!

The hills are alive…

The hills are alive…

The final leg took me back to where the Lewes bonfire clear-up was still going on in earnest, one of the effigies was still intact and I asked one of the volunteers what the story was, apparently they couldn’t get it onto the field of bonfires last night and it had been left behind. I asked what they would do with it – she said it was packed with explosives and gave a shrug.

Bonfire effigy

Bonfire effigy

Back at the car I was relieved to see we had not all been clamped, but as I drank my flask of coffee I noticed a van pull up containing the parking machines to put back – time to make a swift exit!

The farm

The intention was to go to the Tractor Barn at Swanborough (as advertised on the fishing noticeboard)

Swanborough Fishing Lake noticeboard

Beneath all the photos there is an advert for the Tractor Barn

but after missing the turning, doubling back and finding a few houses, but no sign for it, and a large unwelcoming sign saying ‘PRIVATE NO PARKING TURNING ONLY’ I gave up and headed back to the wonderful Spring Barn Farm. The shop was looking very festive with lots of Christmas decorations for sale, a hamper-building service and an excellent selection of sweets, biscuits, local ales and wines. I chose a selection of cheeses, some ham, bread and olives – a ploughman’s for tea!

Spring Barn Farm, Lewes

The lunch

Back to the dingy restaurant which was made to feel a bit more welcome with the addition of a real fire. A couple of toddlers were in with their mothers, threatening to drink the salad dressing on the table.  I took a very amusing phone call from a man offering me a free copy of Women’s Running which may lead to a subscription if I don’t remember to cancel it – he was very charming and his bosses should be pleased with his performance!

I ordered a muddled plum, apple and cinnamon cordial and a venison burger. (Delicious)

Venison burger

Venison burger

Whilst eating my lunch I was treated to a running commentary on a toddler’s seven poos whilst the other one was practising his burping. (Tip: do not sit near the toilets: you can hear everything!)

Teenagers get bad press but I reckon toddlers are worse!

The freebie

Today’s freebie was the parking – thank you Lewes council!

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The tarmac-ed area where the parking machine once stood

Lewes and Spring Barn Farm

9 Oct

The run

I had some things to do in Lewes this morning so I planned a run nearby, choosing a 10k that someone had posted on Runkeeper. I didn’t know the area or route so there was a fair bit of stopping to check the route on my phone and my screwed up print-out of the map. It began by heading north out of Lewes past South Downs College and going under the A27 to some farmland. It was a still and misty morning and all was going well as I followed a well-worn farm track. I had seen very few people when I came to a farm where a fire was burning outside and there was a rusting caravan In the yard. Not sure of my direction, and to be honest, with every horror and serial killer movie looming in my mind, I got totally creeped out and decided to head back down from whence I’d come! I returned to the point where the road went under the A27 and noticed another fork of the road which I suspected would be where I would have finished the route had I continued the circuit. Rather than head back to run around the town (a cop-out) I decided to explore and see where it took me. In this direction it felt safer and I passed a cyclist and a man pushing a baby in a pram plus a couple of dog walkers. Headed out past Lewes Rugby fields and continued running alongside the road until I came to Spring Barn Farm. Curiosity got the better of me and I thought I’d check it out to see if I should come back later for lunch. Decision made, I turned around and completed my run back to Lewes.

Lewes run

The farm

A very inviting farm shop with friendly attentive staff. A good range of produce from local beers and wines to homemade ready meals and gifts. As I was stuck for ideas for our evening meal I chose the farm’s own frozen vegetarian chilli ready meal. There was plenty for two and enough leftover for lunch, they were quite pricey though so I shan’t be stocking the freezer anytime soon!

The ducks of Spring Barn Farm, nr Lewes

The lunch

After my rushed experience at Middle Farm last week, I allowed plenty of time for lunch – no need to worry though – very quick service and lovely helpful staff. I chose a mushroom burger with hand cut chips (the special) and a pot of Suki tea which sounded so delicious from the menu I couldn’t resist. I don’t normally go for fruit teas but this sounded extra special…it was! The food and tea were exceptional, apart from the decor, which was a little dark and dated, the ambience felt more like a restaurant than a farm tea room.

Suki tea

Couldn’t resist taking some of this home too!

The freebie

This week I gave the freebie – as I was leaving Plumpton College with my daughter, I noticed a student standing at the entrance hitching a ride back to Brighton, so he jumped in and we heard all about the Estate Management course…