Our thrifty adventures in Hastings

 A few weeks ago we went on an adventure to hastings in search of second hand saddlery tools for my brother. The old part of hastings reminds me a little of falmouth, the arty community is lovely. The day was filled with lots of lovely food, and thrifting, both things my family do really well. I managed to find myself a few lovely things, there was so much I wish I had bought but I was limiting myself due to the lack of space in my room. Conor managed to pick up some lovely antique saddlery tools for a really reasonable price. I hadn’t been back to hastings since I broke up with my ex-boyfriend so it was really lovely to spend time to full back in love with the seaside and hastings. It also helped that i stuffed my face with chips and a strawberry slush puppy whilst sat on the beach watching the seagulls fight over fish. I really would suggest to anyone wanting to take a day trip to head to hastings because the quality of antiques and shops is second to none, also the price of vintage suitcases is amazing, if thats not a reason to go i don’t know what is.

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  1. June 11, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    I have very fond memories of Hastings as my grandparents used to live there. I have probably not been there for about 15 years. I am intrigued to go back as I hear there are lots of lovely old shops to behold the eye, so I'm itching to get myself down there. I remember the tram that goes up the hill, though I have never been on it. I like the Mrs. Beeton's box, the rock specimens and those carpets remind me of the Weasley's house in Harry Potter. I want my house to look like theirs.

  2. June 11, 2012 / 3:18 pm

    i want those chips in my belly now!

    your photos makes me want to go to Hastings immediately. just wish it wasn't such a trek from here though.

    glad you're able to make some happy memories there.
    x

  3. June 11, 2012 / 3:47 pm

    This place looks so lovely and those fish and chips look so good! I am now having cod cakes for tea 🙂 xx

  4. June 11, 2012 / 3:54 pm

    I went to Hastings on a family holiday years and years ago and it was one of my favourite adventure holidays ever. I remember I got all excited because my friend was going to Battle at the time, and we though we were really cool going to Battle and Hastings, we just needed someone to go to 'Of' and it would be perfect haha! (: Nothing beats fish and chips on the beach in my opinion, as long as the seagulls don't steal them! xx

  5. June 11, 2012 / 4:22 pm

    Hastings looks like such a pretty place to visit! There's nothing better than chips on the beach <3 It sounds like such a lovely day out, the little shops are so cute x x

  6. June 11, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    I've never been to Hastings as I have always lived by the far easterly coast of Suffolk/Norfolk/Essex. You certainly cannot beat the British seaside, and regardless of the weather, fish and chips will always be a winner (apart from one time in Sheringham where a plague of sand flies stopped us from doing anything!) x

  7. June 11, 2012 / 4:59 pm

    "Hastings rock" – Agree!

  8. June 11, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    Fish and chips on the beach reminds me of being a kid, no matter what the weather a bag of those bad boys cheer me up no end, especially if theres a battered sausage in there!

    Hastings looks beautiful and the building on top of the mountains looks great. I really need to get out and visit some towns, I just love walking around towns, especially ones with beautiful buildings to admire.

  9. June 11, 2012 / 6:17 pm

    I have just accidentally found myself here….oh your blog is so pretty! You have a new and spanking, but probably not so shiny since it is monday and aaall, follower. I shall def be popping back! xxx

  10. June 11, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    It looks amazing! Such beautiful photography! I love your header too, so so adorable and creative!

  11. June 11, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    dear miss ella, when the van is yours, i would appreciate kindly if you came and picked me up from my house so wecould drive around and eat chips like this too. i promise i won't be naked too. xx

  12. June 11, 2012 / 7:03 pm

    Gosh that all looks so lovely. Makes me wish I was there. Glad you had a good time!!

  13. June 12, 2012 / 1:45 am

    I went thrifting today, too! 🙂 I love the things you can find there. I love the pictures of the ocean; makes me want to go and lie down under the sun for a while. Adorable!

    xoxo, Erin
    writedreamrunsing.blogspot.com

  14. June 12, 2012 / 4:46 am

    wow, this looks like my perfect little getaway! thrifting is one of my latest hobbies — it's so much fun!
    this remindes me a lot of a little town close by called bayfield. love it!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com/

  15. June 12, 2012 / 5:42 am

    this pretty much looks like my dream day. perfect.

  16. June 12, 2012 / 4:20 pm

    Great photographs, Hastings looks like a place to visit and stay to live forever ^^ Thanks for sharing

  17. June 14, 2012 / 4:20 am

    Hi my name is Monika, I just came across your blog. I probably don't have to tell you but your pictures are awesome!
    and how crunchy do those chips look!

  18. July 5, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    Your photograpy is beautiful! I love your blog xx

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