I've been away again this weekend - that's two weekends running with NO television and therefore no election coverage. I think I may have to keep this up until the second week in May. I've been to Rye near Hastings with my friends Jill and Julia.
I quite liked the cottage, and the garden was interesting, but it's rather an odd choice of location - unless you are a bit of a loner and particularly drawn to stony beaches, broken down shacks and find beauty in the architecture of a nearby power station.
It was all going very nicely until the footpath sign indicated that we should cross here. Jill volunteered to be the intrepid explorer to go first ....
I love these old sweetshops - just like the proper sweetshops my Grandad used to have when I was little. I got butterscotch filled with chocolate, Julia went for a couple of licquorice wands, and Jill chose Clove balls. They smelt disgusting and I was very tempted to pop a moth ball into her bag to see if she could taste the difference, but I managed to control the urge.
Lovely weekend, with great company, and we are all in favour of going back there sometime.
PS - Maggie Grey very kindly mentioned my blog in her article in Workbox magazine - and I've tried everywhere to get a copy but no luck. If there's anyone who has the April/May copy of the magazine and they don't save it forever, please can I have it when you've done with it. I may never be in print again.
STOP PRESS!! My lovely sister managed to get me a copy of Workbox from Kings Lynn this morning so problem solved!