Thursday, 25 October 2018

Adventures in Rye


My friend Charlotte and I had the most glorious October escape away from London last weekend in East Sussex. Rye is a beautiful town with red tiled housing and cobbled streets. It is steeped with history at every corner and was a visual feast for the eyes.








The morning was spent walking around the town popping into charity and antique shops. I bought some vintage Sylko sewing threads for 50p each which was a little bargain. There was a fab craft fair at the Old Literary Society building where I spend a very reasonable £10 on some gorgeous hand-crafted pottery for Christmas presents.

Amazing views were seen from atop the Bell Tower at St. Mary's Parish church which is a highly recommended thing to do. We had lunch at a lovely cafe called The Fig which served gorgeous fresh salads and hand-made quiche and cakes. The afternoon was spent enjoying the sun and sea at Camber Sands. We took the local bus to the coast and had such a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun and paddling in the sea. I couldn't believe that the sea actually felt warm considering it was October!







I hope you enjoy the photos I took during my weekend including some fast and fun 15-minute watercolour paintings of the coastline looking out towards the headland at Hastings.




7 comments:

  1. I enjoyed both the pictures and your paintings, Rye looks like a beautiful place :)

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  2. It looks like a lovely time was had, I love the little water colours.

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    1. I had a great time last weekend and really enjoyed painting the mini watercolours in the October sunshine x

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  3. What beautiful photos and lovely art. You have a real talent.

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