Wednesday, 14 January 2009

A nice Wednesday morning....

Today went for a visit to a historic town called Arundel in Sussex. It is a maze of antique shops and flea market stalls. Mind you some of the prices for me looking were a little off mark. But anyway whilst browsing... this gorgeous mauve/lilac/lemon coffee set caught my eye. I'm not in the market for one as it would just sit in its box...but it was so pretty. The stall owner saw me looking and dropped it from £45 to £40 straight away...I continued browsing and was just leaving and she dropped it to £35.00...I still wasn't matter how pretty it is. Couldn't have wanted it that much he!
So I continued my walk back to my car and passed by Arundel Castle....because Arundel sits in a vale and a river running through it, its often shrouded in mist and either side of the town... blue skies and brilliant sunshine. Today was one of those days....the castle seemingly rising eeerily out of the ground, I found it very atmospheric.

Thought would show you a road 5 mins from my is in Tarring Village, Worthing. In the 17/18th century ... it was a hive of industry for smugglers and the houses are very tiny. Doorways of some no taller than 5'. The building on the right is I think 17c...could be earlier. It is now a very very nice restaurant...have been a few times. They have individual little rooms where only two tables sit , so you can almost have private dining.
The floors are very hicklety pigglety as you can see my the building...lots of low beams

The tiles on the roof fascinate me as they are huge slabs which the picture doesn't really illustrate.
All the black and white wood structure is the original. Could you imagine living here if it wasn't a restaurant?


Anonymous said...

I would have had to bought the tea set. It is beautiful. loved the look around your town.

prof en retraite said...

Oh, the little coffe set was gorgeous! Beautiful photographs!Such a beautiful town! You are so fortunate to live near so much history! Does a family live in the castle now? Have a great day!...Debbie

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Helen said...

I especially loved the castle shrouded in fog .... I love your country and want to come back for a visit. I have actually considered approaching folks in the UK who want to house swap for a holiday!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What wonderful pictures. I enjoyed them so much. laurie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I adore the coffee set. I would have had a hard time passing it by. I loved your tour. it was so interesting seeing you town. The castle picture is wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us!