The madness of summer is almost behind us … we might get a few more hot dry days before the autumnal cool starts misting about us …
|Summer in the Downland|
Life in the Eastbourne skies was awash with noise from the Royal Air Force, international military air forces, non-military aircraft, helicopters, wing walkers putting on their displays in August for the annual Seafront Airbourne.
|Red Arrows swooping in over Eastbourne|
Now living on the seafront I expected to be drowned out with excessive noise, not the waves!, windows rattled, my heart rate frightened into overdrive … and yes a bit of that happened … but I was surprised how relatively quiet it was – bearing in mind it’s an airshow. The noise seemed to be worse when I was living in town …
|Eastbourne was hearted more than once ...|
The noise stopper was the Eurofighter Typhoon … that ‘sat’ outside my 6th floor window and then went up – the afterburners really ‘nobbled’ my ear-drums … but it was fine – it’s not all the time – and was extraordinary to watch.
|Packed streets with mobile homes ...|
I had some good views … it was wonderful weather and brought the crowds in … they park at Beachy Head, all along the streets – moving in for the few days … engine head ‘aircraft - spotters’ … wonderful to see Eastbourne absolutely full.
I went to the other side of London to a friend’s birthday party – my goddaughter’s mother – and became part of their family for a few days.
|Patio Rose and display|
I’m good at washing up glasses! While there I also saw a cousin and caught up with them and their family … they were in SA during my time …
|Fish and Chip pocket or cone|
So very few shown here of the lots of photos of aircraft … fish and chips,
|It looked and tasted delicious!|
ice-creams various …
|No 26 token here|
depending on your hedgeliehog token –
we drank ...........
some Porcupine … and Pimms, beer and champers … there were lots of soft drinks too …
We ate some Gardener's Cake - cooked by the Birthday Girl's Daughter - my clever goddaughter!
That’s that Blog Sandwich Update … more to follow …
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