Thursday 28 October 2010

Autumn in Rye

Rye is one of my favourite places. The four younger children and I spent a day there, this week.
We love to wander and wonder at the quaintness, the history, talk about some of the books we have read which feature Rye and taste some of the delicacies.

We had hoped to walk up the church tower but it was closed as the weather was damp making the steps slippery. I can believe it-some of the cobbles were slidey. We did see the famous clock and found that there was a Geneva Bible in the church.

We love the eclectic mixture of architecture,

the cobbles,

the fudge shop,
and the autumn colours.
So good to have a day out of London and to relax together.
Thank you, children, for the photos and for being such good company.


  1. Rye looks beautiful! I love towns like this -- they're just another reason why I absolutely love living in this country. If it was in the U.S. the cobbles would have either been ripped up or covered over for a Wal-Mart parking lot. My country, generally, does not have any appreciation for historical buildings or roads.

    Which books feature Rye? Is Rye a part of London or outside of London?

    Take care!

  2. Hi Beth,

    Rye is in East Sussex about 70 miles south of London.
    We were talking about children's books by Malcolm Saville and Monica Edwards-both set in and around Rye.
    There are also some famous smuggling books about Dr Sym but I only read one, years and years ago, and can't remember whether they are to be recommended or not!