25 Jul 2011
FIRST DAY AT ENGLISH COAST
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On my first day in Eastbourne we were invited by friends of my hosts, which they hadn't seen since about 20 years. So we drove to Worthing about 60 km from Eastbourne. It's also located at the sea and they live in a cute typical English house.
After a very expansive and heartly welcome after all those years I was presented as the friend from Belgium. Motto, my friends are your friends and we had a drink in the garden before we went off to a pub for lunch.
Anne (left) is chatting with her friend and the dog was very happy to have such a lot of visitors, because we were six all together. There was another couple too.
Maureen the friend collects egg cups and has about 3000 some of them of great value and very old. I felt like an orphan with my only 450 pieces containing cat collection.
here are some of them displayed on a shelf even in the bathroom.
Then we walked down the street to Pub
as usual very cosy
quiet a nice choice of food
and very big portions for my "European" eyes. The haddock was delicious and very fresh and the broccoli puree also. I asked for chips, the typical English once which are sliced much bigger than the one we have in Belgium. Useless to say that when we got home, we weren't hungry at all and just had a cup of tea !
We also walked down to the sea, but the weather changed and it got quiet cool.
So we returned home and spend the rest of the afternoon around the open fire place. It was a very nice day in good company.
Sunday morning we made it cool, drank coffee and chatted and then drove to Hastings for some lunch and "sightseeing". I have been there several times before but I always enjoy this beautiful little town.
Doug and Anne looking for Asian food
but then decided to eat where we had always eaten the years before because Doug pretends they have the best Hamburger at the coast. I had a chicken Tikka pita which also was delicious
after some shopping
and walking in the city, we took the car and went to Battle (named after the battle of Hastings)
There were funny scarecrows exposed a little over the town
which has beautiful old houses with a lot of history
and the old castle
Before returning home we stopped at at farm which also sold organic food
Just so romantic with ducks and rapids running around
the shop with fresh vegetables self made jam and cakes
Fruits and flowers
a charity shop with all kind of things
and the cutest pigs ever ! They made noises like Mr. G. when he sleeps.