Sunday, 30 August 2009

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Sailing away

Liz came to stay last weekend and is guest blogger on HDP this week. The weather was lovely down by the seashore; warm enough to sit happily on a seafront bench, knitting, chatting and watching boats sailing leisurely past.
Photograph copyright Liz Marley 2009.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Beach hut 395

Such a pretty mosaic, but what a shame the number plaque's been attached with screws that rust.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009


We have very hard tap water down here on the coast. I flushed this little lot of scale out of my kettle - the largest piece is about 2.5cm (1") across.

Friday, 21 August 2009

The life guard is in

Red and yellow striped flags fly along the beach when the life guards are on duty.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Another one

Another house from Medina Villas - I love the way the curved shapes contrast with the towering rectangles of the chimneys.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Taking a short cut

I often use Medina Villas as a short cut between Hove seafront and the shops. There's a huge mix of architectural styles on show down the street, ranging from newly-built modernist apartments to 18th and 19th century houses. I love the rounded gables on this house.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

A very good year for flowers

The weather hasn't been particularly brilliant at the seaside this summer; some sunshine but a fair amount of rain and grey days. It seems to suit flowering plants though - these baskets hanging outside a pair of cottages in Hove Street look very colourful.

Friday, 7 August 2009


Both Brighton and Hove seem to have more than their fair share of roadworks. Gas main repairs at the crossroads where Blatchington Road, Church Road, Hove Street and New Church Road meet have been disrupting traffic for several weeks.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Making a move

Pavilion Cafe again - the red ears are courtesy of my friend Kate's handbag.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Looking the other way

The opposite view from yesterday's vantage point - this is the view across the Pavilion Gardens towards the Pavilion.