Down to the coast

Vee and I have just returned from a couple of days visiting her twin sister Mari and her brother-in-law Derek on the south coast of England. It ‘s two-hour drive from our home in London so we broke the journey by stopping for coffee at a place we haven’t visited before, an excellent pub, restaurant & farm shop at Kingsfold called “The Wise Old Owl”.
Mari and Derek live in a village called Felpham just east of Bognor Regis. Although the weather wasn’t brilliant, it was dry and we strolled along the sea front to have a delicious cooked breakfast at a place called “The Lobster Pot”. Later we visited the historic town of Arundel which was founded by the Romans and has an imposing castle. We looked around the Arundel Museum and called into some of the many antique shops.
It’s always very relaxing to visit Felpham and, for Vee, it’s a return to the area where she was brought up. However, for me, a few days is enough because, as someone who has only ever lived in Manchetser or London, I’m a townie who loves a faster pace of life and a more cosmopolitan citizenry.