Tag Archives: Rottingdean

The puppets that went to the Palace and moving to Eastbourne!

  Buckingham Palace In the early 50s my parents were invited to entertain the Queen, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and their friends. We had clowns, a puppet circus, a white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, a garden ballet, singers, dancers … Continue reading

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Original Christmas gifts in Rottingdean – coffee and amazing cake!

Pop into the Open Art Cafe in Rottindean for an Aladdin’s Cave of original Christmas gifts, Each one made by local arts and crafts people.              While you are thinking about it all, you can also treat … Continue reading

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Rottingdean’s wild and windy sea …

     Rottingdean’s beach last Sunday was covered with all kinds of curious seaweed. Here and there a slipper shell and a few wrinkled crab husks their undersides a bright sky blue. Further along there was a pearly white well worn oyster … Continue reading

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Miss Lottie’s Allotment

       Of course the poem that follows is based on fact! My mother fell in love with an allotment in South London over 15 years or so ago and it became the highlight of her retirement. I worked on … Continue reading

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A Sad Goodbye to Farthings

               –  after twenty years. Not that anyone has ever been able to buy something for the old currency of a farthing but what a lovely place this has been.            … Continue reading

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Signs of an early Spring on Beacon Hill.

                                                                      Rottingdean Windmill, ‘where sheep may safely graze’ and  the new … Continue reading

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The Undercliff Walk

             When I am bereft of words the natural world then fills the gap.

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The last of the summer …

                                               in Brighton, Hove. Rottingdean, Saltdean and on the wonderful Weald Allotment …        

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The Ragged Phoenix Morris in Rottingdean

        Well it was St George’s Day Celebations and the Queen Vic in Rottingdean had pulled out all the stops. There was the wonderful Imogen and her jazz group,  a visit from retired greyhounds. Later the Copper family folk … Continue reading

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Rottingdean’s Art club

A new exhibition at the Grange Art Gallery and Museum from artists that attend Rottingdean’s Art Club. Neatly hung and with a variety of dynamic and interesting work which includes some hand painted prints. Rottingdean Arts Club is currently looking … Continue reading

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