Friday, 8 August 2008

A couple of days in Kent

Sunset through cloud over the seaWe've been doing nothing very much in Whitstable for a couple of days. Mr A and I have been before when we wandered around doing nothing very much, but I think we outdid ourselves this time.

When we arrived on Wednesday evening we had dinner in a tapas restaurant (paella and sardines). That's it for Wednesday. On Thursday we started with breakfast at the B&B (wonderful smoked salmon and scrambled eggs), I did some blogging, Mr A dealt with some work-related phone calls, we walked around and looked at the sea and the harbour, had lunch (crab sandwiches and brown shrimps) on the sea wall, then sat on the little terrace of the B&B reading books and the newspaper. Then we had fish and chips for supper on the sea wall again, walked (not very far) to a different pub and had a pint each, came back to the B&B for some more reading, and then watched 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' on a tiny TV with poor reception in our room. Breakfast on Friday: more delicious smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

The weather was perfect, sunny but not too hot, with a breeze, although the first night there was a proper thunderstorm with full lightning display. We came home via another attractive Kentish village, Egerton, which happens to contain the church where Mr A's parents were married more than 50 years ago. We went on to The Forstal, a nearby village where his grandmother lived until Mr A was about 8 years old, and then had lunch opposite Pluckley school where his grandmother was the headmistress.

Egerton church tower seen behind an apple treeAltogether, a very enjoyable and mostly relaxing couple of days. I'm thinking of asking for a very similar birthday present next year.


Jay said...

That sounds lovely! And judging by the photo, the scenery was gorgeous! That one of the sea is so beautiful.

I'm glad you had a good time. It's amazing what a couple of days like that will do to help recharge the batteries!

aims said...

It sounds absolutely divine and totally relaxing. And all that!