Trip to Brighton and Cuckmere Haven planned

I am pleased to be progressing with my work on the Tidelines theme and I have been in the studio the first three days of this week working on some pieces about chaos and control (my favourite theme!) inspired by Holkham and the ever unique interplay between sand, tide and wind (with a bit of Cogden thrown in).

Now I am looking forward to a few days in Brighton, with a trip to Cuckmere Haven. This few days away is my birthday treat from Sally and we will meet up there with my daughter, who shares my birthday and is exactly half my age this year.

This trip will mean I can revisit one of my important seaside places of

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What will be my new beaches and why?

I have been thinking a lot about the reasons I have chosen my target beaches from the past and pondering what the “rules” should be for choosing my new sections of coastline. From the outset all those years ago I think a key theme was to discover what makes those places special for me and what was it that caught me about them from the start.

Clearly some places are embedded in my history: the section from Leigh to Southend was my childhood-to-teens local coastline. My Nanna lived with my Uncle Ted in his house overlooking the estuary at Leigh and my Auntie Lil lived in Southend. It was an easy bus or train ride to either from my childhood

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