Saturday, 16 July 2011
Just returned back home from a glorious 2 weeks at Beach Haven. Blessed by good weather we managed several days on the beach, returning back to the house for barbeques under a setting sun. The kids ran around the garden and shook off most of the sand on the trampoline straight after food!
Catching up with our good friends from Rye we learn that the town may have reached it’s tipping point. There are so many new shop openings that Rye is positively buzzing. We spent a couple of blissful days wandering the streets.
You must sample coffee and delicious gluten free cakes at the Truffle Cup. If you’re lucky you’ll catch our friend Gina on the Gaggia. She’s the discerning eye behind ‘Folk at Home’. We walked away having purchased several felted soaps and a ‘summer’ poster. I’m buying the chopping board next if she has any left. Her blog ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ is a lovely insight into a very creative mind always on the lookout for understated gorgeous products.
McCully and Crane has quirky unusual antiques that we love. www.mccullycrane.com
We had a relaxed, delicious lunch at Apothecary where the children sat reading Asterix comic books which meant we could catch up on the newspapers. www.apothecaryrye.co.uk/
My wallet is going to suffer at Bird which stocks super chic clothes (not that I am but will die trying) that would be perfectly at home in edgy Shoreditch. www.boutiquebird.co.uk
A few trips to the very friendly butchers J Wickens, in Winchelsea, were necessary to stock up with meat for the BBQ. On a sunny evening there really is no better way to end the day than a game of rounders in the garden whilst the burgers sizzle.
Posted by Julie at 15:45