Uncle Den, my dad's younger brother has left this earth and the Midlands and northern segments of the family are coming down for the funeral. It's at 0930 so we need to be in Southend the night before. We've booked two nights at The Premier Inn Eastern Esplanade. I think this is close to Ocean Beach, which is co owned by my cousins son. I have fond memories of Southend, where my dad came from. We used to spend lots of holidays there and when I was about 10 I spent the entire 7 weeks summer holiday being passed around various aunts and uncles. My visits more recently have become less frequent. Last one was a year ago when Den's wife died. I thought SOS had come up in the world.
Anyway I think there is a Brewers Fayre next to the hotel so we can eat there the first night. My brother has stayed at The Roslin Beach Hotel and is going to book us all in for a meal on the second night. We will have the afternoon after the funeral free to mooch about.
If it's nice a walk along the front and a Rossi's will probably suffice
I just wondered if there is anything new to look at you can recommend.