We have just taken a look at today’s French Market at Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex and it’s looking just a little bit tasty!
In fact, we may have to be dragged away kicking and screaming from the cakes and bread stalls this morning. Also check out our favourite addition to the High Street, continuing the French theme, the delightful Real Patisserie for lovingly hand-made cakes and more.
There are even blue skies this morning so if you fancy something ‘naughty but nice’ head to this pretty little Sussex town, just don’t blame us if you put on a few extra pounds
If this puts you in the mood for a French holiday then we suggest you check out some great value holidays in France.
For us based in Sussex it seems like a very long time since the Olympic Torch Relay started its journey and we have been waiting patiently for our turn to welcome it to the sunny South Coast. But today’s the day!
Sadly on its first day in Sussex it has been met with a fair amount of grey skies and drizzle (OK, rain in a few places), not the sunshine for which we are known, but that certainly isn’t going to dampen the party.
The Torch arrived in West Sussex and has been slowly working its way across the county passing through Chichester, Arundel, Worthing and Lancing before heading to East Sussex and it’s overnight stop in Brighton and Hove. The Torch continues its journey tomorrow from Brighton as it heads towards London and the beginning of the Games.
We are excited to go and see it and are hoping that we can get some good pictures (and maybe Photoshop some blue skies)! If you are going then send some pictures for our Facebook page
The London 2012 Olympics are just a couple of weeks away and if you are lucky enough to have a ticket to one of the London events finding accommodation of any type is hard to come by, certainly at a realistic price. However, don’t despair, you have more options than the pricey London hotels who are making the most of the extra tourists.
The South East region of England has excellent public transport links via rail, coach, underground and tram which mean that it’s as easy to stay outside of London and travel in as it is to get to the venues from a London hotel.
With the main Olympic park to the east of London, East Anglian counties such as Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Peterborough are within an hour’s train ride of Stratford International. In the south-east counties such as Essex, Kent, East Sussex, Surrey and West Sussex are also an hour outside of London by train. To the west of London Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire also offer a quick route in to London.
What this means to you is that rather than concentrating your accommodation search on London you can find some excellent self catering accommodation ranging from cottages and apartments to lodges and caravans that are superb value for money during this Olympic period. of course when you are not travelling to and from the Olympics they are also perfect for a short break or summer holiday where you can enjoy the countryside or British coastline.
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