Rye – shopping with Battleaxe

Never mind all ye olde worlde cobbled streets and ancient stones, what we do in Rye is potter round the shops. Given our tastes, it will be a somewhat eccentric collection mentioned here…..      We…

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Buying Clothes for Foxy Battleaxes – why is it a High Street Nightmare?

Why indeed? Buying clothes on the High Street is becoming increasingly difficult, partly because designers seem to be going through a bad patch, but mostly because the shops only cater for skinny young women.  …

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Snowy Hastings…memories of Biba

It has snowed solidly all day so far. I think it is one of the first Sundays I can remember that we have not ventured out of the house at all.  On Friday night we…

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Pett Level – how can a submerged forest be preserved for 6000 years?

Blimey, it is well into January already…..      I have not yet started implementing any of my New Year’s Resolutions.  I never start on 1 January – people are tired and strung out, the fridge…

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Best shops in Hastings and St Leonards

Aaah…shopping. One of Battleaxe’s favourite occupations, and one of the joys of living round here, because we have so many independent shops. Clothes, shoes, junk and antiques, vintage and retro, art, bits and pieces –…

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