Author Archives: Jack Vanderwyk

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Montpellier

She was once the love of my life, and since she studied French in Montpellier, she asked me to visit some of her old friends, in October 2005. The Arc de Triomphe in Montpellier. I love university towns, because you’ll … Continue reading

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The Cricketer’s Arms, Berwick Village, East Sussex

Conveniently located off the A27, in the shadow of the South Downs, in walking distance from Berwick Church famous for it’s Bloomsbury painting’s, historic Alfriston and the South Downs Way, we’ll find the Cricketer’s Arms, and we’ll find it every time … Continue reading

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Middle Farm, Firle

John Pile first took over Middle Farm in October 1960, and he and his family have run the business here ever since. The land at Middle Farm was notoriously difficult to farm, due to its very heavy clay soil. So Mr … Continue reading

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Highwoods, Bexhill-on-Sea

We’re still trying to discover the perfect woods to walk our Labrador Boris, so we visited Highwoods in Bexhill, on the map above just about the spot marked as “Gotham”. Britain’s remaining natural woodlands are disappearing at an alarming rate. … Continue reading

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Hope Cottage Farm Shop, Ninfield

Yesterday we visited Hope Cottage Farm Shop, on Hooe Road (B2095) to Ninfield, East Sussex. The sign outside the Farm Shop says, “Slow Dog Crossing”. We saw the slow dog, but it wasn’t about to cross anything, anytime… After 10 … Continue reading

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Battle Great Wood

A couple of miles north of St. Leonards-on-Sea I’ve found Battle Great Wood, I nice place to walk our dog Boris. Boris loves woods. He enjoys the smells of other dogs, and the smells of other dogs, and the smells … Continue reading

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Bodiam Castle

Imagine that a modern-day warrior like General Petraeus would fight his battles in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, and Iraq, and come home as a billionaire, to build a castle from scratch in New Hampshire with the money he … Continue reading

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