When My Parents Came To Visit, A Gorgeous Afternoon in Alfriston

As you may, or may not, have noticed, I haven’t actually blogged since the 17th October, which makes me feel very, very guilty! However I have rediscovered my bloggy mojo and am now all settled into uni for the year. I’ve had lots of uni work etc and my friends and family have been visiting me as well as friends birthdays; so sadly I’ve fallen behind with blogging. Today I thought i’d share a little post with you all about when my parents came down to Brighton last week to visit me.

I’m not really a massive home girl, but lately I’ve been feeling a little homesick and just generally missing my lovely mummy and daddy. Seeing as it was half term last week, my dad took a day off work and they both drove down to see me. They brought with them lots of goodies for me – including mulled cider, popcorn, percy pigs and chocolates, as well as essentials like washing powder and pasta. 

My dad is pretty good at finding lovely spots to visit, and he suggested we go to Alfriston, an adorable little village about 20-30 minutes out of Brighton and we went to a gorgeous pub called The George Inn. For a Tuesday lunchtime the place was packed – a great sign! There was a gorgeous, massive open fireplace and the place was perfect for us. I opted for a Lamb Rump with pureed sweet potato for my main, and the most humongous and tasty sticky toffee pudding for desert. Both were very, very yummy, and were washed down with a pint of Aspall cider, my favourite.

 It was a perfect, crisp and blue skied Autumnal day, so after our lovely lunch, we went for a little wander about and discovered a little National trust cottage which was very sweet. It was actually the first property the National Trust bought and their leaf logo was brought about because of a leaf carving inside the cottage.

I had a really lovely day with my parents and if you’re around the Brighton/Newhaven area I would really recommend popping into Alfriston – they have some adorable tea shops and some gorgeous traditional pubs.

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