1 Aug 2011

WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND



Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of JULY 30. You never know if you need an alibi ! If you participate please put the little logo on the top of your post and leave your link.

As it was my last weekend in Eastbourne, and my friends had some shopping to to do Saturday I took the bus and went to the seafront instead. When I arrived I was surprised to see these giants



and people in fancy costumes. I asked what happened and was told it was the Harvest festival ! A procession started with geants, "crows" and other harvest symbols and walked along the beach until a park, where I saw lots of stalls.



There were things to buy, lots of stuff to eat and music and dances too. I had a fish sandwich and an ice cream and walked around. It was real fun.



There were also quiet a lot of "Rockers" mostly "Oldies" with lots of tatoos ! It always surprises me that there are so many English people tatooed from top to bottom (I haven't seen the bottoms) but arms and chests. It looks awful, especially on the once over 60 ! I wonder if they regret to have it done when they were in their 20th !



The rest of the afternoon I sat at the seafront and watched people walking by, I ate an ice cream and had a cup of tea before I took the bus back home.



In the evening we went again (on my wish) to a "Cavery" and I had to laugh because these chain of restaurants has the same name as my grandson "Toby". Of course it was delicious and I had my gammon steak again !



Sunday we went back to the festival as Anne and Doug hadn't been with me and we had lunch there, watched the singers and the dances, sat at the seafront and finally had tea at the habour.



What a nice day to finish my holidays with them.

This was my last weekend here I will take the train now to Oxford and stay there for for three days to visit this old University town.

8 comments:

Jo said...

Omw, Gattina, is that you and Anne with the giants. I marvel that they stay in those hot-looking costumes all day. Glad you had such good weather. Have a safe trip to Oxford. (((hugs))) Jo

Mara said...

Two ice creams in one day? Woohee!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I spend so much time reading about the political and social turmoil in the UK that I am glad to see that their are also fun and relaxing days by the sea side. It looks all so very gentile and normal.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I spend so much time reading about the political and social turmoil in the UK that I am glad to see that their are also fun and relaxing days by the sea side. It looks all so very gentile and normal.

Loree said...

Enjoy yourself Gattina. You're having some marvelous weather. Hope it continues.

claudie said...

Looks a beautiful fest with the giants! An original idea!
Reading about tatoos I was thinking to my SIL who has no place now on her body so my BIL begins on his arm now! and they not 20 but 50 years old! I laugh! i can't understand I try but can't! I stay tuned now for the new adventures in Oxford!

diane b said...

What a surprise for you to find a festival on the beach. Sounds like you fun and good food in Eastbourne. Enjoy Oxford.

Gracie said...

I'm back and trying to catch up with all your updates. Come to visit me and find out what I did during my vacation, I just started to post about it.