Cicely Sponge lives in a slightly damp two bedroom maisonette in Polegate with her longterm friend Alfred, an Italian downhill skier, and a quintet of budgerigars. A former Flamenco dancer, Cicely is now in the autumn of her days and enjoys the occasional pint of stout, pickled eggs and a good old fashioned arm wrestle. She also quite likes sea fishing.
Cicely writes regularly to the Bavard Bar, venting her frustrations following a failed attempt to circumnavigate East Sussex in a pedalo. An attempt that got off to a promising start, only to be derailed on the A259 just outside Ninfield when she narrowly missed a squirrel and had to be rescued by the 6th Winchelsea Sea Scouts.