Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Cuckmere Haven

The Cuckmere now begins to widen its banks and the theory that the waters once extended from side to side of the valley seems tenable as we view the wide expanse of sedgy swamp through which the present channel is cut. Cuckmere Haven is the name given to the bay between the last of the Seven Sisters and the eastern slopes of Seaford Head which should be ascended for the sake of the lovely view up the valley, seen at its best from this end.

(Edric Holmes. Seaward Sussex)

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea".

(Isak Dinesen)

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Highgate Cemetery

"Madam, all true stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep it from you".

(Ernest Hemingway)

"I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens".

(Woody Allen)

Monday, 5 August 2013


"Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the most beautiful words in the english language".

(Henry James)

"If it could only be like this always-always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper..."

(Evelyn Waugh)