We then drove to Beachy Head to see the 7 sisters and enjoyed lunch at Birling Gap.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
On our cruise we met a lovely couple, Heather and John. It turned out they lived not far from where we were staying and they invited us to visit. We went on Monday, 28th May. It was a perfect summer day with the temperature getting up to 28 degrees. We enjoyed a delicious lunch of yummy cheese, bread and pate (John even made the most delicious haddock pate!). We also enjoyed wandering around their lovely village. I loved the house too which is filled with wonderful collections!
They had also lived for a while in Pakistan and the women there make these wonderful embroidered bags as part of their dowries.
In the afternoon we visited a National trust house nearby called Standen House. It is an Arts and Crafts house built in 1894. There were some lovely examples of William Morris furnishings too.
We then headed home and across the road to the pub for dinner.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
We left the ship on Sunday, 26th May. There was a bit of waiting around till we were ready to set off to Crowborough, where we were staying in a cottage. On the way we stopped at Arundel and had lunch, wandered around the town and looked at the castle.
We then went to the cottage and settled in. On Sunday we drove into Tunbridge Wells. Here we visited the Pantiles, which is a lovely Georgian Collonade. Morning tea was pretty good too.
In the afternoon we arrived at Hever Castle. Gorgeous gardens and so much history. This castle is over 500 years old and was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.