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Five Star Luxury Comes to Eastbourne

I love hotels, big or small, simple or luxury, boutique style, spa resorts and everything in-between, so as I walk along Eastbourne’s wonderful seafront I have been watching the refurbishment of the Chatsworth Hotel. This grand Victorian property apparently started life as three adjoined townhouses, and how

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25 Years of Eastbourne AirBourne

I can’t believe this wonderful show has been running for 25 years. I have attended many of them but this year experienced the whole 4 days as a resident, not a visitor. What a privilege to live here! Others may moan about traffic and crowds but I

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Gearing up for Eastbourne AirBourne

One of the many things I love about my new home town is the fact that there seems to be something happening all the time. This is no sleepy seaside town that I have heard referred to as ‘God’s waiting room’.  Quite the opposite. Recently I watched

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All on a Saturday Morning – in Eastbourne

There is never a dull moment when you are lucky enough to live by the sea. First job of the day as was a visit to our very friendly and helpful fresh fishmonger down on the beach for something tasty to have for supper. After much deliberation,

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How Time Flies – when you are having fun

Where have the last few weeks gone? Well summer has arrived in Eastbourne and day after day of wonderful sunshine means the blog takes a back seat. Just as I start to settle down at my laptop, the seafront beckons and I find an excuse to walk

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Renovations, Renovations

Ok so I am making a fuss and thousands of people go through what I am experiencing without a murmur. But after 4 months of living on a building site I am beginning to tire of spending my days making endless cups of tea and listening to

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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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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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Goodbye 2016 – Hello 2017

As I enter my 63rd year I realise that I need to make the most of whatever the future holds. Suddenly it seems time is racing by and so 2017 is going to be action packed I hope, with lots of new challenges and experiences. Firstly we

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