Rye is a bucket list find if you’ve never been.
Beautiful boutique shops – the most dainty village I’ve seen.
It boasts of a harbour and a old railway.
The most idyllic way to pass a day (or two).
We stayed in the Flackley Ash Hotel.
A charming Georgian Manor House with a ornate stairwell.
The hotel is gorgeously presented with 45 rooms,
All gracefully styled with their own bathrooms.
The hotel boasts with a spa and gym,
Plus a 40ft pool to enjoy a quick swim.
The lounges were all comfortable and delicately done,
Industrial decor making it stand out and fun.
The bars and the restaurants were beautiful and bright.
A huge conservatory at the back welcomed the light.
The premises were clean and maintained very well,
Whilst the fragrance from the kitchen always brought a pleasant smell.
The staff all around us were very polite and Reception was open into the night.
Whilst we were visiting it was the towns Christmas event.
Rye was filled with happy people and a festive scent.
Steaming mulled wine and fresh mince pies,
Confirmed I had a belly smaller than my eyes.
We strolled the cobbles and visited the stalls,
Where I treated myself to some new baubles.
We couldn’t stay long as dinner was soon,
So we skipped back to the car singing our Christmas tune.
In the evening we’d prebooked The Great Escape Pub.
We sat by a roaring fire to eat our grub.
Being vegetarian there wasn’t lots to pick.
I had a fruity cheese tart which I ate very quick!
I enjoyed my dinner and the others did too,
With dinner choices ranging from chicken to stew.
Dessert was served after – piping hot,
A crunchy creme brûlée in a pretty dainty pot.
A live band arrived and entertained us all night,
Singing and line dancing in the glowing moonlight.
The pub was a treat and the landlord very nice,
Plus the food and drink was a reasonable price.
The first day now over we headed back to bed,
Exhausted I slept when my pillow met my head.
The second day of our adventure it was our Nanny’s birthday.
Her party was the best in every single way.
19 of us met for breakfast at 9,
All eager to pop open and start the wine.
We all sat together in the bright conservatory,
The table laid extraordinarily.
We giggled over our sausages and drank fresh brews,
Before heading back to our bedroom for our dancing shoes.
Back in our rooms with a hour to spare,
We got dolled up in our outfits we’d bought to wear.
Dressed up to the nines we all checked out,
Then posed for pictures with a glamorous pout.
The last stop of our adventure was back in town.
Miles up the cobbles which did half make me frown.
Kino’s was our party location of choice,
To gather together for a birthday rejoice.
A boutique cinema with a beautiful bar.
I can honestly say it’s the most unique by far.
The building was renovated from a Victorian School.
They’ve preserved the historic elements making it very cool.
The intimate screens make the it a quirky venue,
Whilst the restaurant hosts a eccentric menu.
Kino’s was decorated for Christmas this day.
A huge beautiful tree decorating the door way.
Fairy lights shone from around the room.
The most magical fairytale in full winter bloom.
The perfect setting for a afternoon tea SURPRISE,
And seeing my nanny’s face with tears in her eyes!
Happy 80th Birthday Nanny.