A Christmas Tradition

Every year before Christmas, it's a little yuletide tradition to have Libby (Kitty's sister) over to stay. On this day we go adventuring, usually somewhere new to take in some fresh air whilst enjoying the scenery.

This year we headed south to West Sussex to the Devil's Dyke for a meander. It's a place which makes it feel as if the hills are slumbering giants that you are quietly scrambling over the stomachs of. Folklore surrounding the valley says it was the devil digging a trench so the sea would flood all the churches in the Weald. However, his digging awoke an old lady who lit a candle making the devil believe the morning was coming so he fled, leaving the trench unfinished. It is a place of ancient significance and utter beauty.

The sea mist swirled across and down the valley creating different lighting conditions for us every few minutes. The cold bit at our noses and fingers as we walked and slipped through thick, goopy mud. Freda’s giggles were carried in the wind across the valley towards the sea, our cheeks aching from smiling and cold as we played in the winter air. It was a wonderful day.


  1. Where is this? Its absolutely beautiful

    Lucy on the

      1. I've never commented here before, but I've subscribed to your website a while back. So lovely to see a new post from SFT in my feed :) As usual, amazing imagery! Happy 2018, guys!
        1. wonderful... Just wonderful. So amazing

          Lin on the

          1. Incredible views! Happy New Year!
            1. Happy New Year to you too, Mary! Hope 2018 is wonderful for you.

              Kitty on the

          2. Lovely story! I like that the scenery looks dark and dreamlike.
            1. Thank-you so much, Xenia! Was fun to play with the winter light and emphasise the darkness for once! ♡

              Kitty on the

            1. Thank-you so much, Adynura! ♡

              Kitty on the

          3. Absolutely amazing pictures! Keep up the good work- these are absolutely gorgeous! <3

            Hadassah on the

            1. That means such a lot, thank-you Hadassah!

              Kitty on the

          4. Wow what a beautiful place! Looks so peaceful.
            1. It is really magical, well worth a visit if you're ever interested!

              Kitty on the

          5. Beautiful tradition and stunning location!! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. x
            1. Thank-you Deidre! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a great start to your 2018!

              Kitty on the

          6. Absolutely stunning images. So atmospheric and the prose is sheer poetry! Please keep wandering it brings such joy to those of us who follow you!

            Amanda on the

            1. Thank-you so much! ♡