November 15, 2010
Parachutes, pom poms and prayers in Eastbourne
You really never know who might be sitting alongside you for breakfast here.
We’re both sociable types and I guess our personalities have been reflected in the Wagamama-style communal dining table. So although we offer self-catering facilities in every suite and, indeed, breakfast in your own room (well, you’re on holiday after all…) many people choose the social option.
In recent times we’ve been taken over by cheerleaders (with 2000 in Eastbourne overall including family) so ringlets and pom poms were the order of the day (many congratulations to the Gold medal winners who stayed with us for the weekend!). Matt, a sky-dive instructor, was here for the best part of a week and this weekend a lovely crowd had the run of the place for a Christian conference. The Congress, Winter Garden and Devonshire Park theatres are just a few minutes walk away so we’re perfectly located for the events which alway draw an interesting, international and eclectic crowd.
Unfortunately I’m hidden away as the kitchen hand so miss most of the breakfast banter and my menial tasks continued today, as general lackey to a variety of tradesmen who are currently refurbing the place. At least you can get to experience the benefits either through the near-legendary porridge or sparkly bathrooms.