Thursday, 14 February 2008

A lovely day out in the South of England Part 4

I haven't found this little fabric shop befor eand was astounded to find it closed on Mondays.
Through the windows I could see fabrics I'd never seen before.

At one point in the afternoon we needed to sit down and have a cup of tea (of coffee for DH). We ordered a cream tea. The restaurant had big lovely squishy sofas which were very welcome. The music was gentle and the waitress charming.
The cream tea however was dire. The scones though warm tasted like heated up tough bread, the jam was lovely but so tart it didn't do the bad scones any favour and the clotted cream tasted for all the world like marscapone and no 'clots' to be seen anywhere. Perhaps as the restaurant was named Havana, we shouldn't have expected anything different. Cuban cream tea perhaps?

Brighton has an area know as the Lanes. Narrow little streets near the sea.
It used to be full of antique shops, now a few antique jewellers remain and the rest are little gift boutiques and a few galleries.


  1. I have a theory that clotted cream no longer has clots due to some new regulation, can't remember the last time I had the real thing :)

  2. How disappointing to be so close to beautiful fabric...but a closed sign on the door. Take heart. We were in Llandudno this past weekend and on the way home we drove right past Quiltfest...only I didn't realized that until after we got home!