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Looking back at photos from this day last year, the weather was very similar, although I think it might have been a bit colder then.
Not all of us walked this year. Jeff stayed and prepared a sumptuous lunch for us. Jenny stayed home and tried to find out what the Romans have done for us (history homework). Rosie slaved away at her artwork.
And some of our family never go very far.
It still feels like Christmas to me. We have friends coming for Christmas lunch tomorrow – well, there will be crackers – so I’m holding on to the magic for a little longer.
Our friends, L and M have, for a long time, been suggesting we join them in visiting the south coastal town of Eastbourne. They insisted that the sea was a colour not matched anywhere else; that the beach had the most interesting pebbles and stones; that the Towner gallery was a treat; and the experience of eating at the Holiday Inn Fish Bar – well, there were no words for that, you just had to do it.
We hadn’t been putting it off, but there never seemed the right time, what with all the usual family commitments and the inability of all members of my lovely family to actually all be out of bed and ready to leave at an early enough time to make it worthwhile.
But somehow, today, we did it.
The sea was a magnificent colour.
The pebbles were intriguing.
The Towner gallery was inspiring.
The Holiday Inn Fish Bar was certainly an experience (tinned peaches and cream anyone?) and it offered a suitably satisfying, reasonably priced lunch. The photo of Jenny’s banana split is kindly supplied by Hubby.
All in all, a lovely day.