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Lastly....sincere thanks to all of you who shared this journey with me.. that emailed and commented on the vast amount of entries I somehow managed to find the time to write and if you decide to go ahead and book the trip of a lifetime... write about it as one day like now it will feel very much a dream and having the opportunity to read about my travels one day will bring it all back!!
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... on the surface to be normal upstanding citizens. They are unpredictable and itīs best to steer well clear!! I am now vehemently denying I have any English heritage whatsoever.
Rating out of 10: 9 (on Bonfire Night!)
In a word: Bizarre
Something interesting: In Lewes, Bonfire Night commemorates the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs burnt at the stake for their faith during the Marian Persecutions, as well as the famous Gunpowder Plot of ...
... the pitch! In Brighton we succumbed to a considerable amount of shopping, interspersed with a late lunch, before we headed to the Duke Of York's cinema to watch the remake of True Grit. We smuggled Olivia in (it's a 15 certificate!), and it was rather interesting that the hero of the film is a 14 year old girl with pig-tails (Olivia had woven herself two pig-tails that morning).
The next morning (after another lovely breakfast) we packed up ...
... so headed off. Drove up and down the mainstreet 3 times before finding that the branch didn’t exist L. We then checked the HSBC website for the closest branch along the way and headed to the next town. When we went into the tiny little branch the teller told us it had to be done by a personal teller, and the personal teller told us she didn’t have time as she had appointments all day. She said we would need to try a bigger branch were ...
... Catholic. Parallels can be drawn with the fox hunting ban (not that I want to prise open that can of worms): the battle between history/tradition/heritage and modern day sensitivities. There are some that have called for Lewes bonfire to be banned – or at least toned down. I just can’t see that happening – well, not anytime soon. Lewes’s MP, Norman Baker, said the word bonfire goes through the town as if it were a stick of rock. I couldn’t put it better ...