Well I went away for a short break with D. We decided not to go overseas this year and instead enjoy what Great Britain had to offer.
Our first stop though was to Essex to see my mother in law and sister in law. After spending a day there, we left in the wee early hours of the morning to head to our first vacation destination.
Whilst on route, we decided to stop at Rye. We arrived in Rye around 8.00am and most places were still closed, so breakfast had to wait, but it did give us the opportunity to wander the town without bumping into many other tourists at this time.
Rye in East Sussex is a charming market town
We wandered through the cobbled streets and lanes.
The house in Rye with Two Front Doors.
I may have mentioned before, we are both National Trust members, but unfortunately for us the Georgian Lamb House was closed. A bit of a shame as I would loved to have seen the Walled Garden.
Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
I don't know what kind of tree this is, but I love the bronze aspect of it.
Rye Castle Museum
Another view of .St Marys Church
Rye Church Clock Face reads: For our time is a very shadow that passeth away.
The water cistern built in 1735.Back to the high street we spotted this Groovy Beetle.
We also decided to have a sit down and treat ourselves to a vegetarian brunch at a Turkish place called Cafe Zara. The food got us energised to go around the town once again and this time a lot of the places had opened, so I was pleased to go in and have a mooch.
At Strand Quay there are a number of interesting antique shops, I picked up a cake stand that looks like an umbrella and I will share later, but this was my favourite little shop in Rye called Crock and Cosy,
Crock and Cosy is a little vintage kitchenalia shop that had the most loveliest vintage kitchenware - some old, some new. Items date back to the Victorian era to the early 1960sI could have picked up a few things from here, but resisted as I was concerned I would end up with too much, only I didn't pick up much in the way of memorabilia from the other places, so regret it a little - perhaps I will go there again.Another antique shop....then it was back to the car to continue with our journey.
English apple windfall had me hankering for an apple, but I never got one to eat.