Monday was our wedding anniversary. We usually go away for a weekend at this time of year...usually to Salzburg for Mozart Week. But we decided (given the way the weather disrupted our Christmas travel plans!) to play it safe and hire a cottage in the UK, where we could relax and take long walks with Alice. So Friday found us driving down to beautiful West Wittering on the Sussex coast. We'd been before and always loved the amazing, wide, clean sandy beach...and it was just as we remembered it. Can you just make out the moon in the photo above? That was taken early on Sunday morning when we walked to see the sunrise on the sand...
Fat Olives restaurant, which is a converted 17th century fisherman's cottage...now a superb little brasserie... in the small and picturesque town of Emsworth. After lunch, we toured the town - ending as we usually do in a second hand bookshop and leaving with armloads of new bargains!
On Sunday we drove the short distance to the gorgeous Georgian city of Chichester
Annie Bailey's . It was great to catch up with Mum & Dad, sitting by a log fire and ending our long weekend in style!
I'll leave you with a picture of Alice as I love to think of her...happy, perfectly happy