The other day we went for a walk along the sea to M&S at the Bexhill Retail Park. It seems strange to take a sea-side walk to Marks, generally you have to battle your way into a town centre. But don't get ideas, I have not got over my negative feelings about their clothes (the spring ranges are no better), we only went to the cafe. It wasn't just for cake in M&S either, the car needed a new windscreen wiper from Halfords.
|Lovely morning by the sea|
In a couple of places the shingle is spilling through the fence onto the railway. No wonder they kept on closing that stretch of line in the bad weather.
|Was this once a path?|
On the walk back I felt sad, once again, passing the site of the St Leonard's bathing pool. How wonderful that must have been, how enormous - 330 feet long, 90 feet wide, and unfortunately, how ridiculous, to think that a town this size could sustain such a huge pool. Do any readers remember it?
The recent plans to build a 'lido' entertainment complex on the site seem to have totally collapsed. Philosopher and I like old lidos - it is good to see that Brighton's lovely deco Saltdean Lido is being restored.
|Bathing pool then|
|Bathing pool now|
We are also going to the orchestra finals on Saturday night. I was quite surprised at the finalists' conservative concerto choices - much Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, endless Rachmaninov, Grieg, only two Beethoven's and one Prokofiev. I hope we don't end up with all the three finalists playing Tchaikovsky Number 1.
Seems like it has just been announced that Hastings is England's most musical town. Who knew?