On Thursday, Matt and I drove down to Hastings along a beautiful scenic route, to stay at Swan House, a boutique B&B right in the Old Town. Our two days were spent browsing the numerous antique and independent shops, hiking to the famous Hastings Castle in pouring rain and fog and sampling lots of delicious food and drink! Despite the weather, we had a lovely time. I just really appreciate this sort of quality time we get to spend together. The B&B gave us real luxury, from its plush bathroom complete with shell-decorated bath, its inviting sitting room with roaring fire and complimentary raspberry ruffle chocolates, and our ultra posh two course breakfast on our final morning. The views over Hastings once you're up the cliffs are incredible. The Old Town is the epitome of quirky cool; with endless boho-chic cafes and bars lit up like fairy grottos. We even squeezed in a bit of fun and childishness at the arcade. Highlights were stumbling across an Aladdin's cave with never-ending floors of vintage goodies, the Hanushka Coffee House (a library and white hot chocolate supplier) and spotting this adorable dog in a truck outside the fish and chip shop we ate in!