Art deco weekend has come and gone once again, and it was the best ever! (I think I have said this every year so far.) The weather was magnificent, the events were wonderful, the Masonic Hotel where we stay has the most helpful staff and interesting guests. The facilities are excellent and the rooms are being redecorated.
The vintage cars come from all around the country (and some from overseas) to converge on the forecourt at the front of the Masonic Hotel, so we had a wonderful view of all the people coming and going and of the beautiful vehicles too.
There was dancing in the streets during the day as well as at night time and the swing dancers danced themselves to a standstill.
Bands played in the soundshell and we all were so enthusiastic that we ended up hobbling back to our rooms in the early hours of the morning with blisters on our feet, only to do it all again the next day.
The architecture has been carefully preserved since the city was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and the paint colours have been researched so as to be as sympathetic as possible. There are awards for the best paint jobs even, to encourage the preservation of the art deco atmosphere.
The ladies happily entertained themselves shopping while the golf tournament took place
A wonderful air display over the water is put on every year
We saw The Mousetrap at The Little Theatre and that was an extra treat because we don't always take a play. Perhaps the best event though was the ball at the Assembly Rooms in Hastings, because the band played a wide range of music and the dance floor was a bit softer than the concrete when we danced in the street!