Saturday, 20 December 2014

10 things you see when you live in a small town in Sussex

 An example of how not to fit in at a country show.

1. At many times while driving you will have to stop for cows or sheep in the roads.

2. You probably know an awful lot of farmers.

3. You know even more people who horse ride or work at a stable.

4. Going into town you will see everyone from your childhood and more. That girl you went to guides with when you were eight? Yeh, she now works in 'Spoons.

5. There are two clothes shops in your town (not including Peacocks, that does not count) and the rest are coffee shops and charity shops.

6. I don't know of anywhere else that has this clique of teens but - Posh Chavs?! Anyone else know what I'm talking about? They basically think they're hard but they live in Sussex...

7. There's nothing to do for young people. Except go to the pub. And if you're lucky (hah) and there is a club, it'll be unbelievably tacky as it tries it's best to be cool and upmarket. (If you go there you will also see everyone from your childhood and more).

8. Everyone owns a pair of hunter wellies (including myself, and yes they are the classic forest green).

9. At some point, you will go to a country show, even if you are not a farmer, or work in a stable, but you will go with your friends 'cos it's a fun day out.

10. If you're not from here, you will stick out like a sore thumb unless you try very hard to blend in. Here is my advice; don't have too many tattoos, always wear plain black leggings, and you must have a Jack Wills hoody.

Can't believe I'm going to say this but no offence was meant by this. I apply to these as well. I am a classic, stereotypical small-town Sussex girl and proud.

amber x 


  1. Haha I love this! Reminds me a lot of everything you will find in NZ as well, the amount of times I have had to stop for sheep!! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  2. Loved reading this :) You have such a good sense of humour!

  3. Posh Chavs? Ha, that sounds funny!

    Corinne x

  4. It's always something, sheep, cows, deer haha! My first day back for the holidays my dad had to stamp on the brakes as three deer hopped across the road haha! xo

  5. Ah bless you, thank you! :D xo

  6. Yep, they're the worst kind aha! xo

  7. Hahahaha I enjoy how much I can relate to this :L

  8. Haha, I remember how my house smelt of cow pat because our back garden was next to a farm when I lived in Ireland :') xo

  9. haha I lol'd! I'm having a major blogging catch up, hence the severely delayed comment!

    Posh chav, they are definitely a thing. They shouldn't be, but they are... ahh, children.

    I always wanted a good pair of wellies :D