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You guys, I had the best weekend. One that included sightseeing in a quaint English town, taking multiple naps in the sun, and gazing indolently at the English Channel sparkling in the sun. Nice, right?
Early on Saturday morning I caught a train to the Rye in East Sussex, one of the prettiest Tudor towns in Southeast England. There I met up with a friend and her mother, and we spent the day exploring the picturesque streets of this charming place (with the requisite breaks for tea, lunch and shopping, of course). I’ll be writing more about Rye this week, so stay tuned.
After returning to my friend’s home village just outside Dover, we spent the rest of the weekend being absolutely spoiled by sunshine, good food and gorgeous views. My friend’s parents live on the famous “white cliffs of Dover”, at England’s most southeasterly point. It’s the closest you can get to France without actually being there (and on a clear day, you can see it across the Channel).
1-4 Views of lovely Rye. I was particularly impressed with gardens of this town, most of which are perfectly kept and full of flowers.
5 This is the “summer house” in my friend’s parents’ garden, where her mother paints and we had breakfast on Sunday morning.
6 Told you the views were nice, didn’t I? We were even treated to a rainbow (without the rain)!
7-8 On Sunday we spent a couple hours down by the beach, listening to the sound of the waves and admiring the beach-front houses (which have been home to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, as well as English playwright Noel Coward). More food and napping ensued.
What did you do this weekend?