Yesterday morning, we set out to watch the Eastbourne Airbourne. It is 17 miles, but we allowed extra time as it would be busy. Several roads were shut for resurfacing and the traffic was horrendous.
DP made one mistake by not parking in the park and ride, he wanted to get up the other end of Eastbourne before walking back to watch the show. When we finally got to the other end, it was wall to wall camper vans. I have never seen so many in one place, literally hundreds. There was absolutely nowhere to park. We kept going and ended up at Beachy Head, where the council were charging £5 to park. There were loads of people swarming everywhere, but to my mind, you don’t get a very good view, it’s too far away, and you don’t get that feel of the engines growling in your chest.
We were now 2 hours in and I was getting the right raving hump. We ended up having lunch in a lovely pub in East Dean, also extremely busy and we had to wait an hour for our food.
A frustrating day ended up with a migraine developing, that had been grumbling all week because I had had the temerity to have 3 plain chocolate digestives last weekend. So we came back home and I spent the rest of the day in bed. Had to take an Imigran in the end.
Not the best of days.
Spent an interesting afternoon at Lemoneye on Friday, the company who will be hosting the site in the next few days. We have decided to change the theme to Divi which means I have lots of twiddly things to change. Hopefully we will finally install it on Monday and nothing falls over. I have a new 7 day plan all ready to go that I can’t do until the swap over.
The watercress was doing really well, then when I went to pick some, it was all stalky, and I found some cabbage white caterpillars, and some plain green caterpillars on it. I had no idea cabbage whites ate watercress. It is now covered in Enviromesh! I am hoping I will be able to keep it growing in the greenhouse over the winter.
The pears are looking good, first year we have had a decent crop from them. I have just tested one, and it was lovely. So we’ll be eating those over the next few weeks. I like them crispy, and that gives us more weeks to pick them, because we don’t wait until they are soft.
DP is busy today laying the last third of the screed on the new kitchen floor. Then we can start putting electrical sockets in place and plastering the walls and ceiling.