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 along the prom, enjoy the view, people watch and just soak up the holiday atmosphere.

Peace & tranquility at Cow Gap

I have to keep reminding myself that I live here. Now the council have rebuilt the access steps, the secluded beach at Cow Gap is a favourite for me and the dogs, and great for fossil hunters too!

And what could be nicer than coming home from town on the dear little Dotto train! Ironically, as I don’t qualify for a bus pass (that’s another story), the fare is cheaper than the regular bus and the ride is much more fun – toot toot!


With the house in disarray housework is a complete waste of time and without a kitchen, no cooking is required. But things are beginning to improve on the home front with the coming of some kitchen cupboards, followed eventually with an oven, then a hob and at last a working sink. So, no excuses now – home cooking resumes and just as well as we are both fed up with eating out. The elusive builders continue to pop in and out on a whim and are slowly moving onto the next room which is to be a cloakroom/laundry facility.

As well as wandering around town I did have a most enjoyable day at the AEGON Eastbourne Tennis Tournament. I was generously given tickets as a result of a writing a promotional feature a few month ago. I like tennis and watch the odd match on TV but have never been fanatical so a day on centre court, witnessing a brilliant game between Novak Djokovic and Donald Young followed by our own Johanna Konta and Jelena Ostapenko, was very memorable. Eastbourne Tennis gets better very year and our lovely Devonshire Park looked stunning, with its super smooth grass lawn courts, and the weather on most days didn’t disappoint, with blue skies and sea breezes. All good news for our town. 2018 tickets are already on sale so get in early!

As the tennis party moved onto Wimbledon, Eastbourne geared up for a fabulous weekend of yet more sun and the crowds flocked to the delightful Western Lawns to watch and learn about our emergency services. Eastbourne 999 is a festival organised by all the emergency services on land sea and air, they showcase their vehicles, old and new, give displays and generally raise awareness of their specific duties.

Emergency vehicles displayed in the sun









On the work front I braved Southern Rail to journey to London last week and attend one of my favourite media events – the VisitUSA Media Market place. It was held at a beautiful hotel, the St. Ermin’s in St. James. I managed to find time for tea and scones before I joined the throng and met lots of old friend and many new contacts.

As July unfolds I hope to find time to check out some new eateries that are appearing and to enjoy all Eastbourne has to offer.







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