Rye and Hastings

I started a blog about a recent trip to Rye and then forgot to post it.  So here’s the blog about Rye and I have added on the lovely day I had in Hastings with my sister Abi on Wednesday too.


Monday nights have become the new going out night in our house.  Inspired by a need to hit my 10,000 steps a day and wanting to amuse Harvey in the holidays we planned a late afternoon walk.  I work from home on a Monday so our excursions always begin late afternoon or early evening.

The rain ambushed our plans to walk round Bodiam castle so instead we went to Rye.  Nearly every building in the old part of town is worthy of a photo.

P1070146P1070145I love the effects of this one as it looks as if the tunnel is spinning.P1070147P1070148P1070149P1070150P1070151No danger of deep water at low tide.P1070154P1070153P1070155P1070156P1070157We popped in to a pub for a little drink.P1070158Cheers.P1070159P1070160P1070161This is the house opposite the pub – love the house name.P1070163The 15th Century building housing the Mermaid pub was a great place to have a drink and a relax.P1070162P1070164P1070167P1070169P1070170P1070171Beside the river we walked past Ferry Cottage.  Rye has such an interesting history.P1070176P1070174It also had a great playground which Harvey was very happy to use while I made my 10,000 step target by walking along the river bank.P1070177P1070179P1070180We nearly stayed in but I am really glad we went out.  I walked my 10,000 steps and we enjoyed pottering about the lovely then of Rye.


On Wednesday I had a day off and Harvey and I went to Hastings.  This is such a surprising town.  Close to the centre of town was this lane which seemed as if it should be in a rural location.P1070295We walked in to the Old Town.P1070296P1070298Once upon a time I would have gone for coffee and cake.  Nowadays I rarely eat sweet things like cake as it is too hard to find vegan versions.  I have not become ultra healthy though as I have swapped the coffee and cake for a drink and a packet of crisps and nuts.P1070299Which is exactly what I had in the First In Last Out pub.  We enjoyed ourselves in this traditional pub.P1070300I met my sister Abi with my lovely nieces and nephew and we had fish and chips on the beach.  Well, I had chips.P1070303After lunch we went up the funicular to the East Hill where there is a large country park.P1070304Plus great views of the Old Town and the beach.P1070305P1070310P1070309P1070308P1070311We walked down from the Country Park and along some charming roads, back to the Old Town.P1070314P1070315

P1070319P1070318I spy with my little eye, some gorgeous cherry print deckchairs I might aspire to own.P1070324The new pier beckoned.  It is such a great space to walk along with fabulous views back to shore.P1070328P1070329P1070330We had a lovely day and left Hastings bathed in bright sunshine.  I can’t wait until we can have a lovely day in Hastings and don’t have to walk away.P1070331


About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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1 Response to Rye and Hastings

  1. Lucy says:

    Mum and Ian went for their honeymoon in The Mermaid in Rye. Looks lovely x

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