Coastal views, Primark, and the new Hanushka…

The turbulent weather has produced some great coastal views just begging to be photographed. Hastings has finally got its new Primark store, and we tried the newly-opened branch of our favourite cafe, Hanushka. Of course…

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Who’d be British today? Brexit storm…

Well, the weather has been extra-stormy, but for anyone who has been hibernating for the past few months, today the political situation is worse than ever. We are at the mid-point of a series of…

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Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition – and shanty singers. Musical contrasts!

Yes, it was time again for us to pile into the White Rock theatre with half of Hastings for the two-night final of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. I’ve written about it plenty of…

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A sunny morning in Folkestone with Hastings Battleaxe

As promised in the last post about The Grand, here are some more sunny pictures of Folkestone, taken on a lovely walk along the harbour.  Folkestone is a bit like Hastings – a mixture of…

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Hastings Battleaxe recommends: The Grand in Folkestone

Battleaxe readers will know that she is a great fan of faded grandeur hotels – Philosopher may be less so, but he tags along happily enough. I have had the Grand in Folkestone in my…

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