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Nothing 'Fawlty' about this holiday choice

We love the south coast... and what's not to love? Good rail links, the South Downs, super seaside towns, warm weather!

Our stay at Seaford, East Sussex, last September resulted in Ted and me accompanying the maid and chauffeur free of charge on buses and trains to Brighton, Lewes and Eastbourne.

Molly & TedThe latter has been a source of much amusement in our household, with the maid frequently regaling the chauffeur with lines from a TV show I know nothing of called 'Fawlty Towers'. In this comedy show about a Torquay guest house, one visitor says: "This is the worst hotel I've ever stayed in!" to which another guest, an elderly major, retorts: "I won't have that.... there's a place in Eastbourne!"

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Molly and Ted are travelling terriers - borders without borders who visit UK campsites in a motorhome. Chatty Molly offers tips for places to stay and shares some of her holiday capers.

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Molly and Ted head south

With so much rain having fallen in the south of England, the chauffeur and the maid want to show their support for hard-pressed site owners in the south and south west this summer.

Seaford PromenadeOne place I'd love to return to is a little-known traditional seaside town on the south coast, nicely situated between Brighton (to the west) and Eastbourne - Seaford, in pretty East Sussex.

Eagle-eyed campers and caravanners will have seen stories in the newspapers earlier this year about a rare visitor that was blown off course by the violent storms. The great skua, a large seabird that should have been wintering in sunnier climes in Senegal, West Africa, ended up taking a breather at Seaford en route to its destination.

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Molly and Ted are travelling terriers - borders without borders who visit UK campsites in a motorhome. Chatty Molly offers tips for places to stay and shares some of her holiday capers.

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Molly has stars in her eyes

The clocks are about to go forward, the evenings are lighter and warmer and those campsites are looking increasingly attractive... I just love twilight walks on coastal paths, or sauntering through a seaside town with all its smells, sights and sounds.

The maid and the chauffeur enjoy people watching with a cup of tea and a snack outside a café, while Ted and I check out the other canine companions walking past at shin height. To tell the truth, Ted does the checking while I gaze up with big, watery brown eyes just in case one of my two-legged companions drops a sliver of cheese or a crumb of cake.

There’s something magical about soaking up the atmosphere of a seafront after the cafés have closed, and the crowds that packed the beach and promenade have left for home.

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Molly and Ted are travelling terriers - borders without borders who visit UK campsites in a motorhome. Chatty Molly offers tips for places to stay and shares some of her holiday capers.

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