It was really enjoyable day thanks to Mia , Ashley and co. Luck was on our side, the weather forecast predicted rain, but I thought I’d be grateful just for a couple of hours for it to be dry. Turned out it didn’t rain all day with sunshine even as a bonus. A pleasant stroll through the town-centre to the pier, where we had a cup of tea in the tea room later in the day. It felt very luxurious there Eastbourne’s much more relaxing than Brighton.

Lunch at Harry Ramsden was a treat and better value than expected!

On arrival it seemed that the sun was being shy and needed our adventurous spirits to bring it forward.

A break from the hustle and bustle of the city to a calm and serene environment. Less than two hours away we arrived to a place of peace and tranquility.

It was peak hours and the people were so relaxed and it felt like everyone was on holiday. Maybe, it was the attitude and calmness in people’s mannerisms which I never took notice before. Probably because in London I never look around and admired the scenic beauty, everyone seems so busy and has somewhere to be, ear phones in or facing their phones and tunnel vision on their journey.

We ate at the world famous award winning fish and chip shop Harry Ramsden and it didn’t fail to please, the fish was so fresh and succulent, it was mouthwatering and a bit of happiness to start the day.
We went through the town centre and looked at the variety of food restaurants and street food available. We actually seen a queue for Mc Donald’s it seemed so bizarre and rather hilarious that you had to book a table to eat at Mc Donald’s. It must be some McDonald’s as this was the first time I ever come across this.

We sat on the table looking at the sea and admiring the sun gently touching the face, arms and a warm breeze. I dipped my feet in the sand and Henrietta was brave enough to get into her swimming costume and brave it into the sea.

The hard cold pebbles really hurt the soles of the feet, so going barefoot wasn’t the best idea nor was wearing sandals. However, we walked further along and found a sandy beach which was more manage able. I found myself walking deeper and deeper into the sea.

At this point Hernrietta was bathing in the sea and said it was a spiritual cleanse and in her mind she felt she was in Tenerife. In actuality if I closed my eyes, the sounds of the waves, the warm weather, the glistening sun on my skin did feel like I could be somewhere in the Mediterranean.

Along the beach there were hotels and palm trees, we took pictures and imagined it was the Caribbean. It was a very relaxing experience good conversation, good weather, great food and a change from the norm which not only fed your appetite but even the soul.

We were blessed with warmth and sunshine that day. Thank you Ashley and Mia for organizing it.

We all met at Clapham Junction there was 15 of us. The train journey was quick as we were all chatting and that passed the time. When we got there the weather was sunny with blue skies not the forecast rain. We had a good walk down to the seafront with the group separating in three groups. We ended up at Harry Ramsden Fish and Chips very posh. Had lovely meal and ice cream.

After that we went to the pier for a relaxing time buying postcards, gifts and souvenirs. Then went to a posh cafeteria similar to café concerto when they had a large chandelier above us. We had a slow walk back to the train station where we got the 6.30pm train back to Clapham Junction. It was a lovely day out and very fulfilling.