A tale of three places – Paignton, Poundbury and Hastings Pier

When I last left this blog I was still in holiday mode. Well, that’s long past, but there is still space to look back on three contrasting experiences – a visit to Paignton, taking in…

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Hastings Battleaxe goes onwards to Devon

So, Hastings Battleaxe goes onwards to Devon. This is the second blog about our holiday. We left Sennen Cove after a week – see the last post, and journeyed on to Torquay. Our friends asked,…

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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 Battleaxe braves the Hastings Bonfire… and welcomes the new lifeboat

We’ve lived here seven years and never once been to the Bonfire Celebrations – no excuses about the weather this time – it is unseasonably warm and dry, so no more excuses… and we loved…

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Isle of Wight 2 – Ryde, Seaview, Shanklin, Cowes and red squirrels

This is the second post about our lovely trip to the Isle of Wight. Not as long as the first – here is the link to that post.  Here’s about more places we visited, and…

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