da Vinci Eastbourne
Travel Blogs from Eastbourne
... had a
paternity leave contract and I had all week at the same school that I really
like. We have got into a bit of routine through the week. Get up early, get the
bus and train together, then I get off and swap trains, work all day, head home
and meet at Clapham Junction. Now when I got there first I normally hit up the
shops to grab some supplies we might need for dinner. This week I also had to
stop at the chemist to buy some girly supplies. ...
... br> a 4000 year old village that was buried under sand until recently. You can
actually walk into the ancient houses and this was definitely one of the
highlights of the tour. We finished our second stint in Scotland with a couple
of days back in Edinburgh. Since we weren't that well on our first trip it was
good to have some extra time in the city and it allowed us an opportunity to
visit the castle and a visit (for Mark) to the Edinburgh vaults, which
... years, lined the main streets, now filled with cafes and clothing shops.
We arrived at the beach and walked straight onto their pebble sand. So different! After running down to the water, and then slipping and sliding on the stones back up to the top, we headed out to the Pier. There was a giant Ferris wheel signalling the start of nostalgia. The Pier opened with lights and dazzle. There were crepes and lollies and fish and chip stands lining the entrance. We walked ...
... left. Added to that there was a sign in the gardens that two statues had been removed after being slightly damaged during an attempt to steal them. People over here are fighting to preserve their heritage, others are trying to take it for themselves. We hope Karma has found them.
On the way back we went to Battle. As the name suggests there was a battle here. I think it was in 1066. We didn't bother going to see the ...
... kids so that was short and sweet and so it went on.........some genuine speeches and some reluctant but either way I knew the holiday club had been a success, that Tom and I had been great house mates, that gifts had gone where I wanted them to go and I also knew I would be raising money to educate the kids from the Kiandutu Slums when I got back to the UK. I also knew I would be back in Kenya next year to see how my 320 kids were doing.