Sunday, 29 October 2017

Arundel...A Town Like No Other

Arundel Sussex England



It’s not only the castle dominating the skyline that makes Arundel so special. 













Nor is it the cathedral that towers majestically over houses built by Napoleonic prisoners of war. 











Or the river that meanders through. 



It’s not the many gorgeous shops, restaurants or pubs. Or the walks that lead you mile after mile into places with the most spectacular of views.








Found this lovely old book in a junk shop


Where you can sit on hilltops far from the madding crowd and ...phew...just catch your breath.










It isn’t the history that dates back to Roman times or the streets that feel like a film set. Or the locals, many of whom are artistic, musical or just nicely eccentric.



Notice the drummers Westie dog to the left.....A party in the Old Jailhouse High Street




It’s not the Festival alone with it's10 dizzy days of art, music and fun. 









Or the serene setting for boating, wildlife and picnics that is Swanbourne Lake. 









It isn’t only the Wildfowl Trust, Arundel Museum, swimming lido, ghost and walking tours and music in the old jailhouse.







It’s that whole package and much more besides. I only hope I have managed to capture a fraction of the ambience of the town I dearly love, for my 2018 Arundel Diary which I am busy working on now.





Arundel is unique. For more about the town, its people, many attractions and history go to: http://www.arundel.org.uk.

and take a look at this beautiful video

https://player.vimeo.com/video/189913981


We have lived in the town for 30 years.  

Just cannot imagine being anywhere else.

With Nass, my husband, I run an antique business in a large warehouse behind Arundel Co-op. The 19th-century building was once part of the Arundel Swallow Brewery and is now the perfect quirky backdrop for our English and French decorative antiques.






(By the way, we can also be found on the 4th floor of the Liberty store in London)


We live in a Victorian cottage at the other end of the same road as the warehouse. A field of horses to the front and the River Arun flowing at the bottom of our 100 foot back garden make for an idyllic spot. We have the most wonderful neighbours who are more likely to pour us a glass of Prosecco than borrowing a pint of milk.




Yes, it’s a wonderful town for sure.



Some of our decorative antique pieces here with all relevant details

https://www.thehoarde.com/dealers/arundel-eccentrics






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