It was nice to meet another local author on Saturday in Waterstones while he was signing his books. 50 Gems of East Kent looks very good plus his previous book about Folkestone. We do have a lot of talent here in this small town on the beach in Kent.

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Just catching a ride round the harbour!

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Two houses, not for sale though and might be a bit damp! I think they look good though.

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Bob’s seafood has got the highest hygiene rating so you can guarantee your seafood will be delicious!

The Harbour Arm beginning to fill up with people looking to eat and listen to the music later. I wonder if she gets fed up looking out to sea all the time?

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Tide was in but some were in the sea for the first dip of the year. What a glorious Easter we have had in Folkestone. Everywhere has been busy so it’s a wonderful start to the season for all the businesses.

Be great if this could carry on for the whole summer as then we wouldn’t have to fly out to the sun in Europe, especially as at the moment your never sure if you need a visa or what is happening with Brexit. I think I have done very well as that is the first time I have mentioned that B word!

Have a great week.


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I am reading this at the moment but having a bit of trouble getting into it but I am going to carry on as it is supposed to be very good.

Then I have the new one by Nick Louth to read, his last two books have been excellent so looking forward to this one.

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I have just bought two for my Kindle as I had some money on my Amazon that I do not know where it came from or what it was for lol so I bought two books. One to make me laugh, hopefully. Then another one by Elizabeth Haynes as the one I read of hers a couple of weeks ago was really very good. So I have my reading sorted plus I have a couple of books to review so it is a good thing the sun has decided to give us some lovely days as I can sit outside and read.

What are you reading?


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Although the real summer months that we know all too well might still be a little while away, most of you will agree that the summer fun is already here. The sprinklings of the summer sun that we keep getting are enough. We say sprinklings, because we’re not quiet at the stage of the heatwave that we had for months last year, and we just know the bad weather will be right around the corner. But for now, you should start thinking about the garden TLC that you can be doing, to ensure that you have the perfect place for the summer. The summer is no place for inside the house, as much of your time as possible should be spent outdoors, having the most amount of fun that you can possibly have. So, we’re going to share with you some of our top ways that we think you can do just that, to ensure you have a garden that’s beaming with summer vibes, and ready to socialise in!

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Your Own Little Patch

Having your own little patch is the perfect way to spend the summer. It really does get you outdoors, and get you tending to something that you know is going to turn out to be amazing. All you have to do is set aside an area, lay down some super fertile soil, and think about what it is that you might like to plant. You’ll just need to make sure you have the right equipment to maintain as well, which can be found through companies such as Essex Hydro Gardens. There’s no point starting something like this if you’re not going to be able to follow through with it, but once you get outdoors and tending to it, it will become a little hobby of yours, and you’ll actually get passionate about what you’re growing. Considering it’s summer, thinking about fruits and things like that might be appropriate.

The Perfect Summer Features

Summer features are what makes a garden pretty, and they’re definitely what you’re going to have to go for if you want a garden that’s perfect for summer. Summer features are things like bright colours, which can be done by maintaining your grass to keep it nice and green, and putting all types of flowers around the soil. But you also want to have a space that you can truly relax in, and if all you have is grass, this might be a little hard. So maybe you would want to consider having a little area of patio or decking installed? It separates you from the garden, and gives you that perfect space to actually enjoy!

Essentials Not To Be Forgotten

There are some summer garden essentials that can’t be forgotten, and one of them we think, is little accessories to make your garden super cute. You can get some really nice garden ornaments from your local gardening store, and we would highly recommend that you check some of them out! Themed or not themed, we still know that they’ll be amazing!

 


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It was nice to stay at Sylvie’s for couple days even though I spent most of it on phone to the insurance agents about camper. Sylvie is a really good cook and baker of delicious cakes but she had a bit of a mishap with the toad in the hole as it looked like sausages and pancakes lol. It tasted good though and the rhubarb crumble was delicious.

There was some mash potato left over so she put into a little ice-cube tray and froze them, they looked just like the ones you buy in Iceland. Clever Mother Earth x

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It will soon be ladies that lunch day so looking forward to catching up with them all again.


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We have a great pop-up shop down The Old High Street for the next few days, not only can you see the a great assortment of the #collaboreggs on show that everyone has been working on, don’t they look great but many more super creations by the very talented people of Folkestone.

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You can find many more eggs on Instagram under #collaboreggs.

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We have a brilliant selection of work by the many artists belonging to the East Cliff Creatives on show here so it is well worth popping along to have a look at the many one-off gifts you can buy for that special person in your life.

Ben / Mel (Robin and Blue bird)

Ben / Mel (Robin and Blue bird)

Timea (Soap Lab) - Rachel (Rae Ryan)

Timea (Soap Lab) – Rachel (Rae Ryan)

I cannot wait to try the soaps as they smell divine and the jewelry is so pretty, we all like a bit of sparkle in our lives.

Cally / Angus

Cally / Angus

James and Andy

James and Andy

If pictures for the wall is what you are looking for then come and have a look as there is a good variety that will match into any colour scheme.

Maya / Amanda (Panda Blue Creations) / Hayley

Maya / Amanda (Panda Blue Creations) / Hayley

 

Maya / Mel (Robin and Blue bird)

Maya / Mel (Robin and Blue bird)

Loving the cushions for the Disney lover, we all have one of those in our families.

You can find this creative hub at the bottom of The Old High Street on the right for another week.

Have a great week and hope the sun keeps shining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Last week I had one of the worse days ever, talk about bad luck. It started with myself and Sylvie going round to my daughters to pick some things up where we then got locked out of her car with our bags phones and keys all locked in the car. We have no idea why it locked itself. We had to wait over an hour for her son to bring over the spare key so we could then carry on with our day. I was going to drive my camper over to Sylvie’s for a couple of days and then have a few days away in camper. BUT as I was driving up the M20, Sylvie was following me to her house, the camper started juddering and then the tyre blew luckily I wasn’t going very fast so corrected the swerve and pulled over to hard shoulder. We then waited an hour for the RAC man to come and fix the tyre, Sylvie then went home and I said I would be there as soon as tyre fixed. He also taped up the bumper as the rubber had flown off the tyre and cracked it. What bad luck but all fixed so off I went. I  drove up the road for no more than a mile when there was the biggest bang that scared the life out of me, I turned round to see the large camper window behind on the passenger side flying through the air! Pulling over again I decided there was no point in getting out as the window had gone and it’s very scary on the motorway with all the lorries going past. So I drove very slow to my friend’s house and rang the insurance company and the place were I bought the camper. They said they would fix it so I took it down to Rye the next day as also it was safer in their security compound than anywhere I could park it with no window in it.

The red wine got a battering that evening. So the insurance company have never heard of this happening or the camper garage. I did suggest that the van was jacked up under the side of window so maybe it cracked the frame and then the air got under it and ripped it off. Which seems the ony logical explanation as far as I’m concerned but they think it’s two different claims so two excess amounts.

I am waiting for prices which I can imagine are not going to be cheap and it could take two months as they are very busy.  I am now wondering if I should just sell the camper as my luck with it is not very good.

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To all my readers home and away all over the world, I wish you a wonderful day with or without chocolate. The sun is shining here in Kent, UK with many flocking to the beach with their families. We will be in my garden enjoying the flowers and soaking up the sunshine we may overdose on vitamin D but it is good for you, please be careful though.


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I just read an interesting statement that really hit home to me and I am sure you don’t think of this and I realised how sad that was.

There are more sincere wishes, love and thanking going on in the airport departure lounge than at a wedding.

There are more sincere good-bye’s said in church than when we see our friends and love ones.

Some really have got things very wrong and I think if we all knew what was round the corner wouldn’t it be a happier place to be in your life? But we don’t so maybe people should act and behave like today is the last day and be nice to everyone.

We all make mistakes that a thank you corrects but let’s be a bit more thankful for everything in our reach and not take people and things for granted.

If the sun is shining we have smiles on our faces maybe they should stay a bit longer when the sun disappears.

Instead of being sad when the rain comes down remember being a child and splashing in the puddle’s as that always made your smile appear again.

Be happy, thoughtful and considerate, we all could do with a bit more love in our lives and all this is free.


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