Last summer we spent a good few days down at Folkestone Harbour Arm which I posted about here. It's a really fantastic regeneration project which is still ongoing, but during the summer months (March to October) pop up restaurants and bars open on the harbour arm and the place is alive with live music and djs. … Continue reading Free pizza?! Family fun at Folkestone Harbour Arm
You know when you've lived somewhere for a long time and think you know the good places to go and all that shenanigans... And then you discover somewhere new which takes your breath away? That was my Saturday. Half term was busy with lots of friends visiting which was lovely, but on Saturday I fancied … Continue reading Discovering somewhere new on your doorstep… Well. Almost.
I like open spaces. I like quiet. I like getting back to basics and having time to think and declutter my ever manic head. I like simple living and I adore being outside. So when I discovered Elmley nature reserve while aimlessly surfing the Internet and recovering from pleurisy in January 2015, I struck gold. … Continue reading The owl at the end of the bed: Kent’s hidden hideaway
About a month ago I excitedly received my first bloggers event invitation courtesy of Kate at Happy and Glorious in Ashford. I hadn't heard of the shop before as it's been a couple of years since I visited Ashford last but was excited to hear about their event #blogashford which they were running for the second time. … Continue reading #blogAshford – building a community through independent retailers
In 2013, Deal High Street won The Telegraph's "High Street of the Year" award due to its independent shops and community feel. “Deal is,” the judges said, “a very good example to other struggling high streets of how an engaged local community, with support from local and national government, can match enthusiasm for their high … Continue reading Deal High Street: my pick of the best
Much like Folkestone which I posted about here, Margate is undergoing a bit of a revival at the moment. It's been slowly building for a while with the arrival of the Turner Contemporary and more recently the regeneration and reopening of Dreamland. I've been to Margate twice recently, keen to see what's changed for myself. I remember visiting as a child … Continue reading Breathing life back into Margate
Whenever I hear of a new shop or eatery opening up in town, I'm always keen to check it out as soon as I can. Deal's accolade of High Street of the Year in 2014 has brought a swathe of new shops and restaurants to the town. Some have longevity, others are gone within months. … Continue reading The Post Room