The road to Emmaus

This morning I set off for Emmaus the second-hand superstore in Portslade Old Village. Emmaus is home to a community of previously homeless men and women who live and work together, running the on-site shops, fantastic tearooms and garden centre, all set in beautifully leafy and well-maintained grounds.
       My favourite shop is the almost hidden room just beyond the tearoom which sells superb vintage fabrics, furniture and ceramics, as well as delightful handicrafts made by people in the Emmaus community. I bought some brilliant blue 1950s barkcloth fabric and a large Sanderson William Morris Blackthorn print curtain.
       From there I breezed downhill on my bicycle to Portslade harbour where it was blowing a gale! I sailed along the coastal bike route to Brighton, stopping at Hove to record this brief but noisy video on my phone.