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Saturday, September 15, 2012

As promised now moved my blogging to Saturday updates. We left East Sussex this morning and headed west just like the Mormons did in the 1800's only we haven't crossed a continent just a county line East to West Sussex. Now in Bognor, but more about this area next week, I bet you can't wait.

So East Sussex, what did we do, what did we see and how was it? Answer-Not a lot-not too much- and bloody sunny in that order.

Sunny sunny sunny what the hell did Carol actually do at Sunday School, she must have been a star pupil to get this weather. It's been absoluteley gorgeous every day really. Its now 18:00 and there are still no clouds in the sky.

How jealous are you?

Anyway East Sussex, I've already mentioned Beachy Head and Eastbourne in the previous Blog, later in the week we went to Battle, that's not me and Carol falling out, just the place where the Battle of Hastings took place. Interesting place for Glenn and his ability to talk rubbish about history for hours and hours, even Carol enjoyed it (the place that is, not Glenn's diatribe). Walked around the battle field and wondered what it would have been like for the Normans and the Saxons. Perused the Abbey that William the Conqueror was instructed to build by the Pope, as a penance for all the lives lost in the battle.

Contemplated buying a new place whilst we were down here, its compact and bijou but its just us. Unfortunately, Carol took a embarrassing photograph of me trying out the facilities. When can a man get 5 minutes peace to contemplate the world. (see photo). In the end we changed our minds, we cannot claim for the moat on expenses unless I become an MP. The place was called Bodium Castle and it was an amazing place, full moat etc. On the way back visited a really lovely town called Tenterden, not sure if it has any historical merit but a fantastic old High Street.  As we were late getting back the call of the TOBY INN was too strong to ignore!  Glenn is now at least half a stone heavier.

Went to Hastings, well we thought we were in Hastings, actually in St Leonards so we set off walking and walking. We were shattered by the time we got to Hastings but the Old Town was worth the visit. Unfortunately we then had then to walk back. Carol was not happy with the arcade 2p push machines as she pointed out that too many heavy items had been stacked on the 2p's so they wouldn't fall out, she limited her spend therefore to a full 4p.She's just said to me that she would also like to tell the viewers that she was diddled out of 20p on another machine. 

So that's East Sussex, lots of historical stuff and nice weather, as well as lovely countryside and small villages, altogether a nice week.

We'll communicate again next week, when amongst other things we'll cover whether or not Carol's dislike for the stuck up people opposite lessens, what its like to be in a caravan for over 3 weeks without a break, and pose the question how may maps can you (Carol) fit in a caravan?! 

Until then.

Carol & Glenn.
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