|New boots! Don't they look clean!|
I have bought a new pair of hiking boots and I'm very pleased with them. So far they have only been on an hour's stroll along the Cuckoo Trail, but without any major rubs or chafes. I went to Blacks in Eastbourne where the sales assistant (whose name I completely failed to memorise, sorry) was exceptionally helpful and had a great knowledge of the stock so I was confident in her advice. I eventually chose this pair of North Face Verbera Boots . They feel incredibly sturdy compared to my worn out Karrimors and I'm walking a good inch taller!
We have been given some fab rock n roll plates too. Our friends Andy and
|Life Of Jay musical plates|
Just two days later we were fortunate enough to have another invitation, this time for lunch with our friends Steve and Frances who have recently returned from an amazing tour of Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. We were very keen to see their photographs and I am now sorely tempted by New Zealand. I loved their images of dramatic landscapes and fascinating geology, and would also like to see the art deco towns of Napier and Hastings. We swapped travel tales over a tasty pie meal and then were introduced to even more new-to-us music, this time Quercus by June Tabor, Iain Bellamy and Huw Warren. I am enjoying the sparse orchestration which has an unusual sound.
Today I discovered that Hailsham actually has a proper butcher's shop! No greengrocer mind, but I can recommend the good quality chicken from The Sussex Larder in St Mary's Walk. I bought some Lincolnshire sausages too so have high hopes for them! We are planning to visit the monthly Farmer's Market on Saturday too. Apparently it is held in the Cattle Market - Hailsham has a cattle market? We're learning something new about a town we lived near to for years! I love how caravanning allows a whole new perspective.