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 Competition – and the Beast from the East

Last week was mad in Battleaxe land. I don’t need to describe how bitterly cold, how snowy it was. Pretty much the same for everyone. Snow fell thickly here on Monday evening, carried on and…

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Hastings Battleaxe is under the weather…..

Well, I know what the old wives meant by that phrase… Battleaxe feels oppressed by this January. We have had a few sunny days, but also what feels like endless rain, strong winds, dank misty…

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Winter in Hastings

A reminder of what it is like to live here, on the English Channel coast. Undoubtedly, the climate is milder than many places in the UK. We get plenty of wind, misty, damp days, the…

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