Out in the Field with chief reporter Annemarie Field: Giant images of cockroaches and rats!

Annemarie Field
Annemarie Field

PATIENCE is a virtue but, like a sense of direction, isn’t something I was born with or have managed to acquire as I’ve got older.

So apologies to all those who may have seen me effing and jeffing and holding up the queues of motorists between 7.30am and 8am when I couldn’t open the petrol cap on the works car at the garage in Kings Drive yesterday.

I just knew it was going to be one of those days when I got up to find the Little Treasures had used all the milk so there wasn’t enough for my bran flakes. So, to all those who just ignored me as I stood in despair by the mean machine and walked on by, have you never read the story of the Good Samaritan? And to those that came to my rescue and tried to help, especially Peter Warren, better known as Beamer the Fisherman, who managed to get it open, bless you.

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ON MORE than one occasion, I’ve been told I’ve got a face for radio. Good job, because I certainly haven’t got a voice for it. On Wednesday morning I was interviewed on Radio Sussex about the upcoming major fundraising campaign to pay for the Beachy Heady Lighthouse stripes and when it was played back to me later that day I sounded like a fishwife.

Still, it’s all good publicity and next week people can, if they wish, donate to the appeal. We are hoping that there may be a roll of honour at the lighthouse in the not too distant future of all those who have dug deep and helped keep the iconic stripes. I will be out shaking a bucket soon and every little helps.

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WHAT a horrible advert it is that adorns the window and side of Poulton Remedial in Church Street in Old Town. Drivers waiting at the traffic lights of Victoria Drive and Summerdown Road are faced with giant images of cockroaches, rats and a larger than life bedbug or some other critter. I know it’s their business and these are facts of life but it’s horrible!

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MOST days, thanks to the hamster wheel that is my life, I look like something that could quite easily haunt a house. So it was lovely recently to have a bit of a pamper, get the barnet done and stick on a frock for the East Sussex Women in Business awards at the Cavendish Hotel.

Everyone was dressed to the nines and there was plenty of glamour and glitz as businesswomen from across the area were recognised. And, thanks to photographer Helen Pinner, I have a new picture at the top of this column that hopefully won’t scare the children.