Tuesday, 18 August 2009


We have just got back from a smashing long weekend in Kent – took mother with her dodgy knees, she is currently waiting to have both of them replaced but still manages to gallantly hobble everywhere with the aid of "Ethel" her trusty walking stick and our granddaughter Bee who in contrast races around everywhere.

We are members of the National Trust and love looking around the old house with their magnificent gardens and planning how mine could look next year - if only. There are just so many wonderful National Trust properties in that part of the world and we took full advantage of our time there. We visited Chartwell House the family home of Winston Churchill, Scotney Castle, Sisinghurst the awe inspiring gardens of Vita Sackville West and Igtham Mote a 14th century moated manor house.

Bee enjoyed the children’s quiz’s looking for interesting things with grandpa in full tow and mother and I enjoyed the cream teas......

Another wonderful day was spent revisiting childhood memories for hubby and mother it was a ride on the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (he remembers sitting in a carraige wearing a Foreign Legionaries cap - ah how sweet) and for mother it was her first holiday with her parents after the war. We crammed ourselves into the miniature cars - which caused great merriment to Bee as it was a little like squeezing sauce back into a bottle.....

We got off the train at Dymchurch and sat on the beach, luckily for us the sun was shining although the wind was blowing somewhat and it was so nice to see that things had not changed too much there were still donkey rides on the sand and along the front was a very kitsch fun fair, Bee made Grandpa go on the rides with her including the most unscarry Ghost Train, I declined and just left them too it.
I of course managed to do a little bit of shopping in the local charity and antique shops but will tell you more about that on another day......


  1. Sounds like you had a great time, shame there aren't any pictures of you squeezed in to the miniature cars !
    Ann x

  2. Hi Deb,
    If you take a peek at my blog there is an award for you.
    Ann x


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