6 Aug 2012


Today was my last day in Eastbourne, so when you read this I will probably be on my traind to London, or see the crown jewels or sit in the Eurostar to return home to Brussels.

For the last day my friends wanted to show me little more of the beautiful countryside in East Sussex.

First we stopped in Hastings, where you can see the Hasting's castle, sitting quiet high on a rock,

and then we went to the seafront, where no parking was available, only the seagulls found a place to sit.

We drove further to Winchelsea dated from 1281 !

We visited the old graveyard which is still in use, so you have very old graves from the 14th century until today. Even the little dog which we met liked to play between the old stones. It made me think of my Midsomer Murder series !

The inside of the church was very beautiful and rather huge, huger than it seemed from outside with gorgeous stained windows.

After this interesting visit, we were quiet hungry and had a sandwich in this very cute Pub !

There were so many people that we had to wait more than 45 min to be served. Fortunately it was so nice to sit there outside in the garden, that it didn't matter that much.

We returned home, where Anne prepared my "last" meal, lamb with vegetables and potatoes, and ice cream.

My stay here went by so quickly ! This is always the case when you feel well and homely.


Jo said...

Ah, England is beautiful when she's sunny! I love the seagulls acting as mascots on the cars! Lovely visit through the old graveyard and town. I'm glad you had a great time with your friends. You are a great friend, which makes your friends love you! Have a safe trip back to London and Brussels. (((Hugs))) Jo

Linens and Royals said...

As always I have enjoyed every bit of your holiday. Now I am waiting to hear your opion of the Crown Jewels. I saw them many years ago, they have probably had a clean and polish since then.

Anonymous said...

Ah, such lovely shots! Sussex is beautiful.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I have enjoyed sharing your trip with you, there is something special about my homeland despite the weather!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This has been a great vacation for you (and thank you for sharing it with us). That Winchelsea looks like a perfect fairytale village.

Loree said...

So glad that you had a good time. Some parts of England are so pretty.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Pauline .. so pleased you had a trip eastwards to Hastings and Winchelsea - I've never stopped there, as I was always going on to Rye or over to Kent .. must make a plan to do so sometime ..

Cheers Hilary