Here are five things which caught the eye of UckfieldNews.com over Christmas and the new year.
1. The 2015 nature notes for Uckfield by Manor Park resident, Wendy Tagg. Great photos of wildlife, including a deer wandering up the garden path, as can be seen in this photograph.
2. Reading that the Uckfield and District Lions’ Santa Sleigh raised more than £5,300 for charity and good causes – breaking all records. The Santa Sleigh began in 2002 and since then £53,000 has been raised.
3. Seeing a photograph of Blackthorn in bloom in December tweeted by Sussex Wildlife (@SussexWildlife). It usually flowers in March and April.
Blackthorn Winter is a phrase you will often hear country people use. It is because when the blackthorn is in full bloom (usually in spring), there are often very sharp frosts or even snow.
4. Eight people paid bills online via the Wealden District Council website on Christmas Day
List compiled by Paul Watson.
Point me to things you have found and liked (relating to Uckfield or the wider county): email firstname.lastname@example.org