Author Archives: Colin Hockley

The Rye Windmill B&B

08/05/2018 by .

On the edge of town, perched by the banks of the River Tillingham, the grade ll listed family run Rye Windmill B&B strikes an impressive pose.

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Insider Guide to Rye and East Sussex

08/05/2018 by .

Rye town is a charming network of cobbled streets and lanes with architecture dating back to medieval times, and most importantly is known for its membership of the historic Cinque Port Confederation, of which memories of GCSE history come flooding back to me.  

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Lewes Bonfire Night Parade

21/11/2016 by .

Donald Trump is being pulled along by three Mexicans. A throng of burning crosses carve a path through the night. Flaming torch bearers chanting strange incantations pass by too close for comfort. Is this a scene from The Wicker Man? Have I stumbled onto a movie set or perhaps I’m simply hallucinating.  Such thoughts are not out of place, because this is the annual Lewes Bonfire Night Parade, it is very real and I am right in the middle of it.

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Slide Camera Sling Strap

01/11/2016 by .

For many years I’ve been searching for the perfect slide camera sling strap as carrying a sizeable DSLR camera while out hiking can be quite challenging. A neck strap means that the camera is bouncing around on your stomach and in the city where you may want to be a little more discreet the camera is there, prominent for all to see. More so if your stomach is of a certain size and stature!

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Steel Series Stratus wireless game controller

13/10/2014 by .

Economy travel has just become a lot more fun with the new Steel Series Stratus wireless game controller. While you wouldn’t necessarily use the Stratus game controller at home in preference to your Xbox or PlayStation, this light, compact (smaller than an iPhone 5) Bluetooth game controller is the perfect travelling companion.

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Hutong at The Shard

13/08/2014 by .

I am in an express elevator and in less than 30 seconds whisked 121 meters (400 feet) above the streets of London to the 33rd level where Hutong at The Shard awaits. Stepping out to the mezzanine overlooking the busy bar and through the full height windows, across the Thames to St Pauls and along to the London Eye I remind myself there is still some 187m (508ft) to the top of this stunning skyscraper.

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