Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Mini Breakers

Last week Mr P and I journeyed to the beautiful town of Rye in East Sussex. 
We spent our first night away together in Rye two years ago but didn't see much of the place as it was a boys' RC weekend spent at the Brooklands track. 
So this time it was to be two 'George Days' on the trot ... visiting, exploring, marvelling and adoring ...YIPPEE!!

Our first stop was a lovely little place called Middle Farm, just outside of Lewes. 
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous gift shop (purchased an iron key hook with hearts) and a delightful farm shop full of delicious, tempting goodies ... cheese scone anyone?
Then back on the road with a detour to the De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill.  I've seen this building on TV and had an urge to visit.  Don't know what I was expecting but came away feeling disappointed -- a lovely building but lots of construction going on, which equalled noise and mess. 
So only a couple of pics taken from the rooftop to show we was here!!

Back in the car once more and on to Wish House in Rye. 
We were met by the owner in her gorgeous garden, up graded to a larger room and given a bar of chocolate to enjoy with our tea --- sweet.

Rye is a gorgeous little town, if a little touristy. 
Lots of lovely side roads, winding lanes, nooks and crannies to wander around (much to Mr P's delight!!). 
I even managed to convince him to indulge in hot chocolate and carrot cake in this devine little tearooms.

Here are a few snaps of picturesque Rye ...


The next day we visited Camber Sands. 
It was a trip down memory lane for Mr P as he used to spend family holidays there when he was a child. 
He talks with such fondness about those days that I was keen to see it for myself. 
Although Camber itself is not up to much, the beach was glorious and family friendly with lots of space
to run and have fun.  Definately a place to come back to with children.


The countryside surrounding Camber is, however, flat and a little dismal. 
Having said that, it was a lovely summers day and we thoroughly enjoyed our 'magical mystery tour';
driving through villages, spotting windmills, counting sheep --- soooo many sheep!!

And on the way home we stopped off at Middle Farm once more for freshly squeezed apple juice and beetroot crisps ... delicious!

Oh I am loving the summer holidays :)

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