Does anyone else find those big wooden lamp posts on the Stade open space really unsympathetic?
The Philosopher and I were having coffee in the Eat cafe on the Stade this morning - a blustery grey day. I am sure that space looks great in the summer when there are lots of happy people plus a few craft stalls and a bit of morris dancing, but now it just looks...bleak. Although the dark wood seats and the lamps are no doubt full of artistic merit, resonances of the net huts etc., the posts make us think of search lights around a concentration camp, and the seats look like large wooden wheelie bins. How about a few flower beds or a grassy bank between the edge of the concrete and the miniature railway track?
The Philosopher said I needed to make this blog posting more positive. Maybe I am in a worse mood because I am on a diet. Progress around Hastings and St Leonard's should be measured by stops for food and drink - Jempsons doughnuts, cakes from the Post Office Tearooms, eggs Benedict from Smiths, scones from the Garden Centre, fish and chips, cheese souffle in the Land of Green Ginger, macaroons from Judges, pints in the FILO.... lots more, but listing them makes me feel too hungry.