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Life in St Leonard's on Sea

July 25, 2017  •  6 Comments
We've been here for nearly two years now, here being St Leonard's on Sea. Made the move from the big city to a small coastal town in East Sussex. Hastings, which is adjacent to and merges with St Leonard's is home to the largest beach launching fishing fleet in the country, although diminished in size, there is still plenty of fresh fish to be bou...
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Stories from Hastings Pier

March 12, 2017  •  1 Comment
Hastings Pier, pier of the people, owned by the local populace and a brilliant example of design. I've walked on it, drunk coffee on it and stared out at the sea from it. I love it, that's not an overstatement, many hours of my life have been spent on it. On the boards, I never once thought about what is going on underneath. Not until I met Frances...
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A Proper Tourist in Istanbul

June 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
A recent visit to Istanbul had me wandering the tourist trail. My host, Jerri, pointed me in the direction of Aya Sophia or Hagia Sophia. A church, which was destroyed and was built again as a church, became a mosque and is now a museum. And what a delight it was to wander gazing at rediscovered mosaics and frescos. Staring in awe at the arches and...
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On the Pier

May 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
We have a new pier. You may have heard about it on the news, or perhaps you thought 'what's all the fuss about?' Well this is quite a radical departure for piers as we know them. No amusement arcades. very little in the way of funfair activity and a wide open view of sea and sky. The other departure is that this pier is owned by the town, not the...
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News and Views

April 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Hello from Hastings and St Leonards, blossoms are beautifying the landscape the temperature is rising slowly and with these changes optimism rises. St Leonard's is warming up, the sky has been blue, at least for a couple of days, and it is pleasant to walk along by the sea, even if the wind can be chilly sometimes. Even the pier is beginning to lo...
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