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by seahermit
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: A cry for help
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: A cry for help

There are plenty of dummies out there .. I have a friend who "won a prize draw" or something (which he never entered). He sent off a fiver, his name and address were passed around, within a few months you could literally fill a dustbin bag with all the junk letters, offers, prizes and spec...
by seahermit
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: A cry for help
Replies: 2
Views: 530

A cry for help

This one arrived in my Inbox today. Too beautiful not to share .. such an eloquent and touching appeal. Do you think I should respond? It's not often that one is honoured by the chance to help a rich Shiek in Oman sort out his financial woes. An awful lot of noughts in that sum - even more than in m...
by seahermit
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Local Traders, good and bad
Topic: Demise of good clothing retailers
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Demise of good clothing retailers

It is hard for a non-business insider to know what is really going on, because M&S are hardly going to engage with the public and say frankly "We are doing badly" but the evidence is there if you look : not only, as you say, the outdated and dowdy clothing (and the poor quality of it) ...
by seahermit
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Local Traders, good and bad
Topic: Demise of good clothing retailers
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Demise of good clothing retailers

I have aired this topic before but this is just a short one about Marks and Spencer, whose sad decline must be making the original Jewish founders move restlessly in their graves. A year or two back, I tried on a pair of burgundy corduroy trousers in M&S in Hastings. I am slim, so most "reg...
by seahermit
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Local Traders, good and bad
Topic: Eating Out
Replies: 11
Views: 3787

Re: Eating Out

Amidst this strange, variable weather, yesterday afternoon decided to be hot and sunny and I ended up hanging out for a while by the Goat Ledge cafe. It really is nice, all the huts are gaily painted, the staff are welcoming (and service good) - I scoffed an ice cream and dozed off on the beach! It ...
by seahermit
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Creativity you do like
Replies: 13
Views: 1476

Re: Creativity you do like

That's just it! The whole point about art/literature/music is that it is largely about communication with other humans - moods, emotions, messages, entertainment, whatever .. if you sit in your garret and paint/write/strum a a song solely for yourself and it never sees the light of day, then ... wha...
by seahermit
Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Creativity you do like
Replies: 13
Views: 1476

Re: Creativity you do like

Yes, the Mona Lisa is over-rated - still very beautiful though and I was captivated when I stood in front of it. There is no doubt in my mind that our "modern art" will be largely regarded by future historians as a bum period in art history. We are good on technology - on aesthetics, taste...
by seahermit
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Old pictures of Warrior Square
Replies: 53
Views: 15038

Re: Old pictures of Warrior Square

I was thinking of taking a photo of the building (it looks splendid now, elegant and imposing), but the videos are excellent - beautiful interior. I love the chandeliers and the artworks, you could charge for a tour of those alone!
by seahermit
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Local Traders, good and bad
Topic: Eating Out
Replies: 11
Views: 3787

Re: Eating Out

Not a great loss, that one. Yet sad and strange - they are in a prime location, a lot of passing trade to be had, lovely position looking out over the sea, plenty of interior space to create a comfortable atmosphere - yet for years nobody has managed to make the Pig work, attract more than a few des...
by seahermit
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Creativity you do like
Replies: 13
Views: 1476

Re: Creativity you do like

I assume the painting above is the Titian. Wow! Proper art. Achieved by someone who spent a lifetime honing his skills - instead of a person who spent five minutes at art school and then offered an "unmade bed" to a trendy London exhibition.

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