Hastings Battleaxe looks back at Retro Bizarre

A historical post! This time back in 2003, 20 years ago this month, I was realising my long-held dream – to have my own vintage clothes shop. The shop, Retro Bizarre, was in St Mary’s…

View Post

Idyllic few dates in Ventnor IOW with Hastings Battleaxe

Idyllic? That’s quite a strong statement from Battleaxe. But yes,  it was a wonderful few days. Weather was totally perfect, hot and sunny but also fresh and clear with a cooling breeze, so we could…

View Post

A family wedding and Twelfth Night at Fairlight Hall

A family wedding? Us? Yes I know it is surprising when our family is so small, but this was Philosopher’s nephew Matthew, who lives in Hythe. An alternative sort of wedding. Our family may be…

View Post

Hastings Battleaxe is visited by friends and relatives

Last week was dominated by two visitations – one from our old Friends Sue and Alex from Birmingham, and secondly from step-son Tom, from Santiago de Compostela, in Spain. The weather, for once, co-operated. Sue…

View Post

Hastings Battleaxe clocks up another year

Yes, it was my birthday on Tuesday! On Monday, hurrah, our garden was finally finished. Wednesday, went up to London with some WI chums to see the Andy Warhol textiles exhibition at the Fashion and…

View Post