The Big Sleep Hotel
Travel Blogs from Eastbourne
... then Julie came along and bet their rock stacking record which won her an
ice cream (16 rocks stacked on top of each other in case you were wondering). We
all got ice creams and headed back after a big day at the beach. Who would have
thought that 18 degrees was hot, you could sunbake in a thermal, and rock
castles instead of sand castles counts as beach fun. How things have changed.
Next week Nick will be writing from the city of de love.
horrible ferry crossing in the history of mankind and took in some awesome
villages, castles and churches as well. Our tour guides were great and the tour
group was a great mix, which always makes a big difference on these type of
trips. The festival itself was a completely unique experience. There were Vikings,
Scottish bands, a replica long ship, drinking, lots of fire and plenty of
traditional Scottish dancing. One of the highlights was the ...
... this! It was a lot of fun, and I was very proud to have ridden it! And we did have pretty amazing views :)
After that I needed food and we had the classic British meal of fish and chips on the Pier. The fish is cod, always cod I’ve noticed. We then ventured into the arcades area and spent a good hour bouncing around playing lots of games until we had enough tickets to buy something grand with our winnings .. which was a bag of marshmallows, a lollypop and a ...
... the house left the family and was to finally end up in the hands of the trust. There is an old flour mill on the property which still mills flour. The flour is sold to tourists in small bags. The mills are powered by a small water wheel as Rudyard had the old large wheel removed and replaced with a water turbine to generate his own electricity.
There are no pictures of this visit as I seemed to have lost them all. I think ...
... but I just mingled around my front room and kitchen talking to everyone at my surprise party.
The Director John asked for the speeches to start at about 8pm and that was even funnier for me. The first lady who was asked to speak totally ignored John and carried on speaking to her friend in Swahili. John asked her again to do her speech and she ignored him again – Tom and I looked at each other and burst out laughing. This was one of ...