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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Storms in Hastings.. Jerwood latest, WI Bazaar

Just about getting back to normal when I was hit by the WI Bazaar, followed by a night kept awake by Storm Angus roaring round the house, flinging rain at the windows with such force…

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Hastings Battleaxe marks the end of summer

It is October now. I’ve declared it the end of summer, and worn tights for the first time.  The weather has been wonderful, but has now changed – it is wetter, and of course darker…

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