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jeudi 26 avril 2012

Impressions from an Impressive Trip

There was something to celebrate and why not doing that in the South of the UK? So I booked the ferry and the B&B, called the farm sitter and we left everything as it was - trusting that it will still be there once we come back.
One of the first enjoyments: a special full English cooked breakfast
This wonderful B&B is called the Broxmead Paddock and is situated in Sussex close to Arundel. (Highly recommended.)
After the breakfast on our way towards the sea, we passed in Amberley open air museum which Beverly the lovely lady from the B&B, had recommended. We decided to stop and have a look. The museum turned out to be a huge surprise and we stayed several hours to discover it all. The site was formerly the Amberley chalk pits - all the history can be found here http://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk
When we moved into the printer's section, I was fascinated by everything to be seen. And that smell!
On this little press here below we could print our own souvenir.
They had to drag me out of the printing workshop. But there was so much more to see:
Behind the red telephone box was the tiny telephone office, all authentic.
We went then to the wood turner but before that EG had to inspect this hut. This might be his next big job on his own "to-do list". It happens that there are 3 like that available and the plan is to make two good ones out of the 3 wrecks ;-). So handy, when you have party guests!
The Amberley 'Bodger':
We went inside, to the wire museum:
Looks like our light switch!
It showed a great selection of all types of wire technology since its start.
There was an elderly couple also admiring all these objects from the past. The lady said to me: 'we celebrated 60 years of marriage last week.' We told her our admiration for that endurance. She said: 'it is all down to three magic words, you know.' I guessed that those words would be 'I love you'? No she said, the three wee words are: 'yes, my dear'. It makes me still smile now. We had to visit the fire station:
Eventually we left in the afternoon only, reluctantly, having spent several hours in that fabulous place - we could easily have stayed for 2 entire days there.
On our way to the seaside, we passed Chichester and did some power shopping. Left plenty of shop keepers with a happy face, I am sure they wished for more tourists like us every day. There was still Nymans gardens on the wishlist and we wanted to pass at the Bluebell Railway Station - ./. tbc

7 commentaires:

  1. What a wonderful day out. We would have loved the printing shop, and the woodturning, and....

  2. Did you tow a caravan behind you to accommodate all your shopping? A wonderful trip, I admire your joint Unternehmungslust.

  3. Love the expression 'power shopping' Bayou....sounds like my idea of fun. The Happy Farmer would have been in his element on your trip, of course minus the 'power shop'!! Loved the B and B photos, as we are just dipping our toes into B and B it was lovely to see what others offer. Enjoy xx

  4. Bayou, let me first send felicitations for the birthday celebration!

    The B&B breakfast looks delicious (and very similar to the large breakfast I recently gobbled up daily in my London hotel.) What a wonderful recommendation from the B&B lady...the museum would also have grabbed my interest.

    Here's an odd coincidence. Just yesterday, I began reading a new Peter Robinson crime novel, Before the Poison, and encountered a good description of lime kilns. Before that, I'd never heard of a lime kiln, and now I see a photo in your post!

    I'm looking forward to finding out more about the results of your power shopping. xo

  5. The Great Dane would have spent hours there too - what an interesting place! You find the most intriguing gardens/shops/museums! Was it your birthday? What a great way to celebrate! Happy Birthday wishes!

  6. Looks wonderful and a well deserved birthday treat, I have always wanted a shepherd hut failing that an old gyspsy caravan! I have this book


    which has plenty of inspiration for the EG!!!

  7. That full English breakfast looks so tempting. I have purchased many breakfast sausages in the US but none of them taste as good as those found in the UK. What an extraordinary museum! And so pack full of exciting things to look at and study. I enjoyed all your pictures.