Just enjoyed a good bank holiday weekend. My parents travelled up from Devon for a visit before going on to my sisters and I've managed some gardening and a trip to the allotment. Back travelling up to London today but at least only four days this week.
I took a coach trip to Rye and Hastings a few weeks ago and had a lovely day out. There are some lovely antique and vintage shops there and I even managed to sneak in a couple of charity shops.
On the quayside there was a lovely shop selling a mix of vintage and new kitchenware. I could have stayed in there all day.
Quite a few antique shops dotted about selling vintage and antique items. I particularly liked this wooden trug (below). Great for collecting fruit and veg or for cut flowers.
After browsing the shops and having coffee we wandered up a really pretty cobbled road called Mermaid Street flanked on either side by lovely cottages, flowers and bunting. Reminded me a little of Clovelly in North Devon.
This window display was in honour of Britain's Olympic gold medallists. I love the scrabble letters.
Lots of bright red geraniums everywhere.
Wisteria still in flower.
Lovely old timbered cottages.
I fell in love with this house and garden. If money was no object it would make a lovely weekend retreat!
The old clock in the high street. Lovely when the sun caught its gold decoration.
This is a view of 'Landgate' one of only four gates remaining when the town was fortified in 1329.
We only had two hours in Rye so it was a very quick visit. We're hoping to go back for the day (or maybe a long weekend) again soon to have a further explore and walk down to the coast.
Just before jumping back on the coach for Hastings I took a couple of shots of these two front gardens which I thought were lovely with their coastal inspired planting, pebbles and driftwood. I loved this trough planted up with alpines and the beautiful old tiled paths.