Went back up to London yesterday to visit friends, had a lovely time and now feel all nostalgic for our old home. Saw my friends Hannah and Kay and their lovely children. Was especially keen to see little Kitty, who I've now known since she was a baby, she's a big walking talking bundle of cuteness, ok, slightly dramatic too, but fab.
Think the thing we all missed the most, apart from our friends that is, is the community cafe. As soon as Horizon in Leytonstone opened the community gathered there, and ate delicious cakes, bagels and lovely coffee. They even remembered how customers had their coffee, which is a fine thing indeed. Have now decided that is what Hastings is missing the most, a decent coffee shop, where we can all meet up after the school run, or go for lunch.
There are a couple of lovely ones in town, but they're too far from most local schools to be true, post school run meeting places. Play dates were arranged in the cafe in Leytonstone, nights out, children's education put to rights, power walking sorted out, and most importantly it gave lots of us the chance to meet up with each other, and with the other members of the community in a relaxed setting. We loved that coffee shop.
Unfortunately we've got a serious problem in Hastings, whereby a new local cafe is about to open up, called the Muts Nuts (spelt wrong). However that's not the problem, they have a British Bulldog emblem, with a Union Jack behind it. It must be racist mustn't it? What a shame though.