...busy this week. I haven't even downloaded my photos from our break...so they are still to come.
This morning it's being reported that Alan Pardew, my teams old boss, is now the new manager of Southampton. We don't have to wait long before his return to the Valley, as we play them on 12 September...that should be interesting. Will it be the battle of the minus ten pointers? Now having played their "fitness" games, things should get more interesting...with the run in to the beginning of the season. And no I still haven't got a season ticket...it's a case of not knowing where I am, rather than not wanting to watch third tier football (I've done that before).
We had a lovely two days in East Sussex, and the bed and breakfast we stayed in was comfortable and friendly. It's Ranters Rest in Udimore, between Rye and Hastings, and not far from Winchelsea. The views from the bedrooms are beautiful, the rooms are comfortable, and the owners very friendly...and breakfast! Oh my! Cereals, juices, fresh fruit (out the garden), yoghurt, full English, scrambled egg and salmon...or any combination...and hot, homemade muffins... You were pleasantly rounded by the end! I do recommend the stay... There's a digital radio for those who need their fix, and tea and coffee in each room, of which there are two. A pub within reasonable distance, and we can recommend the food at The Plough, and several restaurants in Rye...we tried The Monastry Restaurant, and again...recommended. A proper post about Great Dixter House and Garden will follow, once I have those photos to hand.
Speaking about pubs and food, anyone within striking distance of Ightham in Kent, should try the George and Dragon...the food's great, the staff terrific...the atmosphere relaxed.
I went back to Norfolk on Wednesday, as it seems our lady hasn't seen anything she likes yet...and everyone is despairing of her ever finding anything! I actually went to look at another house, which was in a beautiful location, and very pretty...but there is a but...for the price, a no...all the windows needed replacing, as did the dormer window fascias...they and the windows had holes through, a working, and workable kitchen...a new shower (it had black mould, was dripping and made the whole house smell) and bathroom...the central heating replaced, and a new oil tank. It wasn't that large either, but that could've been dealt with, but everything? It'll make someone a nice little house, but not us. So, we're still here...still not moved, and no idea if or when...and still scanning the property pages, but hoping our lady will find something to excite her. She's impervious and totally oblivious to anyone else in this...
Anyway, we're boy sitting this weekend, as it's our son and daughter in laws anniversary today, and they're having a night out tomorrow...now what to do with those lads!?