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A Taste of Eastbourne History – with tea and cake.

Nothing is so enjoyable as combining history with a cup of tea and slice of very good cake. I am enjoying researching the history of my lovely new home, there is so much to learn and discover. It is all made so easy by numerous websites, forums

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Tennis & Cream Tea in Eastbourne

Who knew there was a ‘Strawberry Picking Day’? Well, as I found out, there is, and this year it is Saturday 20 May. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I had a guided tour of a local farm that specialises in strawberries and much more. Sharnfold Farm, just

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My ‘SilverWeek’ in Malaga with SilverSpain

An email popped up in my inbox a few weeks ago inviting me to sample a new innovative break for the over 50’s in Southern Spain. I gave it a moments consideration, and then gratefully accepted. Last Monday I set off from Gatwick and landed in Malaga

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A Nice Cup of Tea (or Coffee) in Eastbourne

As work starts (and then for no apparent reason, stops,) on the money pit which is now our home in Eastbourne, I spend my time checking out tea rooms and cafes across town. Eastbourne has many choices when it comes to a hot drink, snack or slice

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Rediscovering Eastbourne

After 47 years I feel I have come home, to Eastbourne, the town where I grew up and went to school, and strangely couldn’t wait to escape from. How did this happen – well as my husband and I grew older we realised we needed to be

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A Particularly POSH Hotel in Palm Springs

On our recent trip to Southern California we stayed at the Posh Palm Springs Inn, an adult only boutique style property which I fell in love with. It is not ‘posh’ in the British sense of the word – butlers, maids and silver service; but the American

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California Dreamin’ – San Diego (Contd.)

After a long day at the San Diego Zoo, we decided on a more laid back approach and headed off to Torrey Pines State National Reserve, just a few miles up the coast. The recent rains had resulted in a swathe of gorgeous spring flowers that covered

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California Dreamin’ – San Diego

Another long drive on a busy Friday and again we thanked our lucky stars we had invested in a sat nav. How did we manage these road trips without them? We arrived at the Catamaran Resort early afternoon and shown to a beautiful room overlooking the calm

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California Dreamin’ – Palm Springs (Contd.)

Day 2 in Palm Springs dawned sunny and warm so we decided to take the aerial tramway high up through Chino Canyon to the wilderness of Mt San Jacinta National Park. First tip – check the weather at the top on the website as it is an

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California Dreamin’ – Palms Springs

We endured a gruelling drive from Santa Barbara around Los Angeles and finally to Palm Springs. The drive was through torrential rain for the most part with awful visibility, so a very tiring day. Due to the low clouds and continual down pour, we didn’t realise how

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