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A Week in Littlehampton and Eastbourne

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Hi everyone.
We came back yesterday after spending a week away, we travelled down to Littlehampton a week friday to stay with our daughter and son-in-law,we stayed with them until Monday, we had a lazy weekend just walking on the beach, on Sunday we all went to Petworth gardens, what a lovely time we had there, I am including the photos, on Monday we drove to Hollyeves house where she made us very welcome, provided us with lunch and a lovely cup of tea, on leaving she gave me two plants to bring home, of which I will put on later, it was so nice to meet her after all the time we spend chatting on GOY.
From there we drove to Eastbourne until Friday, a lovely hotel on the sea front and our room over looking the sea, we did lots of walking and sitting, we took the open top bus to Beachy Head which we both enjoyed very much, the views were fantastic, we had a full English breakfast each morning and a great meal during the evening, we very rarely visit many places here in the U.K. but I must admit this break made a nice change.I do hope you all enjoy my photos I am putting on,

The Beach at Hollyeves

Our Daughters Rose

The Fig cutting we gave to our daughter, had thirteen fruits last year,

Petworth House and Gardens

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Petworth Victorian Kitchens

Azaleas at Petworth

Rhodendroms

Our Hotel, The large white building behind the sea gull

Beachy Head

The Lighthouse at Beachy Head

Sculptures at Hastings

The Pier at night in Eastbourne

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I really enjoyed your blog Yorkshire, it looks like you had a really nice week. You took some great photo's, it's years since we visited Beachy Head, I remember the fire flies mostly when we walked in the evening accros the clifftops. Love the azalias and the sculptures.

14 May, 2011

 

Lovely blog and pics,Yorkshire..:o) Glad you had a good holiday..We went to Eastbourne about 3 years ago,but our hotel was more like Fawlty Towers and a muckhole..!,
yours sounds lovely..Its nice to go on holiday here,we enjoy it.Beachy head is a great place,isn't it? How nice to meet up with Holly,and have lunch together..and plants as well.! Petworth Hall and gardens looks well worth a visit too.I haven't heard of it before..maybe we will venture there again,sometime..and put the bad experience behind us...It couldn't be any worse,that's for sure ! Lol..

14 May, 2011

 

glad you two girls enjoyed looking at my blog, no fire flies this time H/B. what did you think of the Fig then, I will start your cutting this week, sorry to hear about your Fawlty Towers Bloomer, our hotel was excellent, First time I have been to Eastbourne, it was nice and great to meet up with Holly.

14 May, 2011

 

Hi Yorkshire...great blog, glad you enjoyed yourself, hope you are well rested...I love Hollyeves beach, isn't she lucky to have that?
I haven't been to many places in UK...but i would love a few days in Cornwall...maybe later in the year..im off to Poland 23rd June to my nephews wedding, looking forward to that.....Thanks for sharing your time in Littlehampton and Eastbourne with us...great pics xx

14 May, 2011

 

Thanks Mot, hope you have a great time in Poland, pictures please, I will be going south the same time for my 65th birthday with my kids, we are thinking of going to cornwall also, not like us to holiday in the U.K. but it beats flying,

14 May, 2011

 

What a wonderful blog at least you came back to us and did nt jump of Beachyhead lol Lovely rose of your daughters, and what beautiful scenes and a beautiful blue sea at Holly s , the hotel looked great and those Rhododendrons and that beautiful tree , by the way did you do the washing up in that kitchen before you left lol last time I went to Little Hampton was when I was 13 went around Arundel castle

14 May, 2011

 

no I did not wash up dear, I was the lady of the house for a day, Lol, glad you enjoyed looking,OH tried to get me near the edge at Beachy head but I was not playing his game, !!!

14 May, 2011

 

I don't blame you glad you were the lady of the day makes a change does nt it, I gather then your O H took the photo of the light house then and you had nt got him insured. lol

14 May, 2011

 

I'm pleased you had a good time down here in the South, Yorkshire and how lovely to have visited Petworth House & Gardens. Those kitchens are just amazing aren't they? It makes you realise just how much hard work it took to prepare meals back then, a real glimpse of 'Upstairs, Downstairs'. Were there any Deer in the park? Glad you met up with Holly and got to see the beach too. I haven't been to Eastbourne for years, used to live at Hailsham, just north of the town, but I expect it's changed a lot since those days! Love the Pier at night photos, not too sure about the sculptures though! : o )

14 May, 2011

 

you probally know the kitchens are built away from the house and the maids had to take all the food under a tunnel to the main house, apparently the lady of the house did not want cooking smells getting into the furniture,no we did not see any deer unfortunately, it was really nice to meet up with Holly, the beach is less than 2 minutes walk from her house, glad you enjoyed the blog Shirley.

14 May, 2011

 

The fig cutting has grown brilliantly for your daughter hasn't it. It does look good. I am getting excited.......:o))

14 May, 2011

 

I promise to do it this week H/B and will post it when it has rooted,

14 May, 2011

 

Glad that you had such a lovely trip ; so restorative isn't it just to have time to relax and enjoy our surroundings ?
Great pictures .

14 May, 2011

 

absolute gorgeous pics - saved this :):):):)

14 May, 2011

 

My Brother lives in Eastbourne. He is aways telling me how nice it is down there, and says I ought to be there too. I am hoping to go and see him this year sometime, with a bit of luck . Tom.

14 May, 2011

 

Thanks for sharing your weeks holiday with us loved all the photos, so pleased you had a lovely time and meeting Holly, i think Britain as some beautiful places.

14 May, 2011

 

lovely photo's and blog yorkshire, i take my kids to little hampton always fun there....

14 May, 2011

 

great blog yorkshire and so glad you enjoyed your trip and your visit with Holly, so nice to meet other members after chatting for so long isnt it. lovely pictures and really like the octopuss sculpture :o))

14 May, 2011

 

Lovely blog Yorkshire, those gardens are a treat to see and although I wouldn`t want to have to work in a kitchen like that I am always fascinated by them when visiting these grand old houses.. You have some fabulous photo`s of what was obviously a very enjoyable week.
Pleased you had a good time and thanks for sharing..

14 May, 2011

 

lovely pics, liked the lighthouse at beachy head ones best & Holly,s beach..lucky girl , glad you both got to meet .:o))

14 May, 2011

 

Hi Yorks, glad you enjoyed your trip and your visit to see Holly. Lovely blog, years since I went there, so would probably see a difference now. I've just got back too.

14 May, 2011

 

Hi Cinders,nice to see you again..hope you had a great holiday..:o)

14 May, 2011

 

Thanks Sandra. Will put a blog on tomorrow. Hope yours was good too.

14 May, 2011

 

Haven't been yet Cinders..go on Wednesday! Lol..

14 May, 2011

 

Great blog Yorkie. Hope you found your family well. We often take a split holiday like this, like the variety. Went to Petworth last year in the spring but a bit of a walk from car park!! Still there are some good specimen plants on the way. Holly got a great location! Glad you had a good time.

15 May, 2011

 

I've not been to this part of the UK so very much enjoyed your photos. The photos of Eastbourne by night with all the twinkling lights was particularly nice :)

A bonus for you to meet Hollyeves too...lots to natter about and a very nice beach so close to her home.

15 May, 2011

 

Thanks for your lovely comments Driad, Paul, Clarice, Surryelad,Sandra, Lincass, Joanella, Cinders, Bloomer, Tet, and Whistonlass, so glad you all enjoyed my blog, Tom you really must visit Eastbourne its very nice,our daughter decided its time we moved down South so we were slightly bullied in a nice way all weekend, but neither of us wants to move, to much hassle, just waiting for the other three kids to start on us now, Lol, it was lovely to meet Holly, she is very very nice, hope to meet up with more of you as promised in the near furture, many thanks all of you,

15 May, 2011

 

Very nice, and wonderful views :)

15 May, 2011

 

Some lovely pics :o)

15 May, 2011

 

well thank you Hywel, and thank you Tt, glad you both like my blog pictures,

15 May, 2011

 

Glad you had a lovely time at Eastbourne... and that your hotel was good... lovely pics.... was lovely to meet you and OH..... love the pic of the shrub with the painted leaves... id love one of these but as you know my gardens pretty full .... : O ))

15 May, 2011

 

glad you enjoyed the blog, it was lovely meeting you, I have put a photo on of the coloured shrub, hoping someone will tell me what its called.

15 May, 2011

 

have a look at Amy photos she has one....

15 May, 2011

 

Genus: Actinidia
Species: kolomikta

15 May, 2011

 

thank you so much Tt, I just have to have one,

15 May, 2011

 

Very pretty! the fig looks nice and healthy and your daughter's rose is beautiful...loved the pictures of the lighthouse too, it could be a postcard! the gian octopus sculpture is a blast...reminded me of 2000 Leagues Under the Sea...

15 May, 2011

 

Really enjoyed this blog Yorkshire, and so nice to meet up with Holly, love the pictures of Beachy Head and the visit to Petworth House and Gardens, also loved the pictures of the pier at Eastbourne illuminated at night magical! a lovely all round trip ;0)

15 May, 2011

 

Raquel, did you see the fig thats growing on it, she has quite a few on now, glad you enjoyed the blog PP, Petworth was great so was Beachy head,

16 May, 2011

 

Hey....there you are, nice to have you back. Great pictures. Glad you had a great time.

16 May, 2011

 

thanks Alex. will PM you tomorrow, xx

16 May, 2011

 

Lovely pics Yorks :o))

17 May, 2011

 

thanks Annella, glad you like them

17 May, 2011

 

Smashing blog Yorkshire,love the photos. Petworth house and gardens look absolutely stunning.Glad you had a nice week.

18 May, 2011

 

Hi John,
nice to hear from you, glad you enjoyed the blog.photos, we had a great week away thanks, back to gardening now,Petworth was well worth a visit, it was beautiful,

19 May, 2011

 

Good to have you back safe and sound.

20 May, 2011

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