Monday 13th February 2017

W are still in Eastbourne and just along the seafront is the Helen Gardens so we had a walk there and back today.

At the house that we have in Newhaven, the tenants have had a leaky pipe in the attic.  It was due to damage by them and they had stupidly not reported it.   It was luckily discovered by our usual handyman Mr. Tony Bishop of Seaford, who has done all of our maintenence work, but unfortunately by the time it was found the damage was quite severe and the kitchen ceiling now has to be replaced!  He has given them the lowest quote and he will be starting the work today.  Let's hope that all goes well for Tony and the tenants and we breath a sigh of relief that the repair is not down to us.


Our friend Richard S has a birthday today so a huge Happy Birthday to you Richard.

We had parked opposite Stavely Road along the seafront in Eastbourne and as the weather is much better today it is time for a longer walk.  We walked all along the seafront to the pier and then along to the end of the pier itself, and then all the way back.  Allan is really pleased with his progress. Well chuffed.

It was even quite a sunny afternoon lets hope that it continues.


Today we went to the carpark in Eastbourne at Halfords where we checked the leisure batteries.  Their levels are all OK so the reason that we are losing power is just that the sun never shines on our solar panels.  Across the road is Dunelm Mill, a sort of furnishings and kitchen equipment shop where Dorothy decided that we needed a new kitchen rug.

Later in the day Allan phoned his sister Jean and then his brother Roy to make arrangements to see them tomorrow.


This afternoon we drove to Peacehaven, Sussex to visit Allan's sister Jean and her husband Dan.   Afterwards we visited his brother Roy and his wife Jean whom we had had to cancel a visit to when Allan was having his heart event. Roy has had several heart events, pacemaker and other heart problems. He has even more tablets than Allan has. This is not a competition in tablets and medication but showing the NHS is a very good thing.


A very busy day today.  First we go to Dorothy's Mum's house to pick up one of Allan's suits which she kindly stores for us and to do some laundry laundry.  Dorothy prefers to give her Mum the money for a wash load and spend time with her having a coffee and chat rather than sitting in a launderette on her own with a book.  It's a win win situation!  Whilst Dorothy is using the washing machine Allan goes for a haircut.

Then we travel over to Eastbourne to meet our friends Richard and Bridget.  We had planned to meet them for a meal together in the Toby Carvery where we knew we could stay over for the night. Unfortunately the carvery restaurant was closed because of an invasion of flies from the storm drain so Richard drove us all to the Soverign Harbour in Eastbourne where we enjoyed a pleasant evening and meal in a restaurant there.


As we were parked near the Toby Carvery there was a simple decision to make to stay there and so we walked to Morrisons for some groceries.

It was a bright afternoon and so we walked past the lake to find the cuckoo trail. 


We are still parked near at the carvery and as the weather is slowly getting better, we decided to walk the 3 miles along part of the Cuckoo Trail, a pathway along a stretch of disused railway cuttings. 

It looks like Spring is trying it's hardest to burst out.


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