Hilton Royal Parade Hotel
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... I spent most of the charity shop tour engaged in a huge coughing fit - you know the type where you get a tickle in your throat, and you cough, and that irritates the tickle and you cough more and you can't stop and you go really red in the face and tears are streaming down your face and you're expecting the health authorities to pick you up and put you in quarantine for a month. Yeah, that. Unpleasant.
We made our way back to the ...
... the Beachy Head lighthouse. It's actually on the beach rather than being on top of the cliffs like you might think a lighthouse would be. The reason for this is that the older lighthouse, Belle Toute, at the top of the cliff, used to get so obscured by fog that ships didn't see it. Not a particularly useful lighthouse then.
The other interesting thing about Belle Tout is that it was in danger of being a victim of ...
Perhaps part of the worry of leaving Thailand was the fact we had to go through the rigmarole of actually getting back to England . Our fears were unfounded though as it was easier than we thought. Rupert was exceptionally cute at the airport, which was handy as we had overstayed our Thai visas by a few days and they called us on it but didn't charge us. Phew! He was a pickle getting on the plane and before take off as they make infants get on early and ...
... but at least built in the 20th century. Then suddenly, between the houses, there's a medieval church! Not small ones, quite big ones with graves and everything, right between a posh building! I've counted them, and I'm up in three churches here in Brighton.
I must admit the first time I came to Jackies' house, I thought that I made a mistake. I was feeling so nervous and anxious and couldn't believe what I had put myself into. Then afterwards I got to meet all these ...
... family home
that was also run as a yogic retreat centre, so as well as doing some general
gardening and maintenance, which mainly consisted of clearing up great piles of
fallen leaves, I also helped with cleaning the dormitories and workrooms before
and after a weekend retreat took place. I cleaned the kitchen thoroughly on one