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 Pier – what a mess. Our own local version of Brexit

Ok, so I said yesterday, gloomily, that I wouldn’t write about the Pier. The weather is even gloomier – but a Pier update is needed. This morning Philosopher and I went down to have a…

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Hastings Battleaxe visits Hastings Pier – what has changed?

On Saturday morning, another beautiful sunny day, Battleaxe and Philosopher went down to Hastngs Pier. We wanted to see what, if anything, had changed since Sheik Abid Gulzar acquired the Pier a month ago. The…

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Hastings Battleaxe takes a look…. at the Hastings Pier saga

Now don’t get too excited. Battleaxe is not going to write anything that could lead to her being plastered across the tabloids again – have had enough trouble with that already this year. I’ll stick…

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Happy New Year from Hastings Battleaxe – and 6th Blogoversary

Christmas is over, and New Year beckons. Tomorrow is Battleaxe’s sixth blog birthday. Here are a few thoughts about the year just gone, and the year to come. All the pictures on this post, celebrating…

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