Archive for September, 2009

Seaside holiday

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Eric and I had the wonderful opportunity to house-sit in Bexhill-on-Sea the first week in September.  The house was absolutely beautiful overlooking the ocean in the south of England.  We made it there by train and had the week to read (for me:The Red Tent, a brilliant book by Anita Diamant and Love’s Work by Gillian Rose), watch TV (which is a treat for us!!) and do some touring in the ‘1066 Country‘.  It was the first time we’ve gone away-just the two of us-since we moved to the UK…something we used to do quite often back in San Diego so we were really looking forward to this.

Bexhill is a nice little seaside town with a ton of charity shops, which always get me in to trouble.   It was so good to be near the ocean again and I was surprised by how different it is from the Pacific.  First of all, I noticed the air didn’t smell salty and sea-weedy like it does at home and second of all,  it is WINDY.  The beaches are really pretty with all of the pebbles and beach huts lining the shore…when the tide is out you can walk out onto the sand and search for seashells.   There was one day of wind and rain but otherwise we had gorgeous weather the remainder of our week.

We hopped on the train to ancient Rye one afternoon and enjoyed the quaint “Englishness”… another afternoon we went to Hastings and had a curry and walked along the promenade.  It was a lovely time…a dreamy once in a lifetime sort of thing…

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