Sandra Dean - BACP Registered member

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Author (Amanda Green), Blogger, Life Writing Workshop coach, BACP Counsellor Dip., Aerial Photographer and Orangutan, Animal and Mental Health campaigner in Essex

Castles in Essex – things to do in Essex


Hadleigh Castle Essex in the sun copyright Sandra M Dean

Hadleigh Castle

Castle Lane, Essex, SS7 2PP

Tel: 01223 582700

The remains of this fortress constructed over seven centuries ago overlooks the Essex Marshes, The barbican and two towers still remain today.

I love it up there as it […]

Kings Fish and Chips review of the Restaurant and Takeaway, Rayleigh, Essex

Kings fish and chips

My family and I have been going to this restaurant for many years, since it was Oldhams, because it is local to us in Benfleet. They served great fish and chips at Oldhams and it was a shame they changed. Unfortunately, since it became ‘Kings’, it has not been the […]

Hasina Indian restaurant review, Eastwood, Rayleigh, Essex

The Hasina has been around for many years and has a very substantial local custom. I have been many times, and had some great food. The restaurant is set out in the traditional way, with Indian features and booths separated with glass dividers embossed with Indian scenes. This is a very cosy restaurant with comfortable […]