A Novel Way to Celebrate the Fourth of July

It was very appropriate that the date chosen for my ground breaking ceremony in Thanet should be the 4th July as it arrived to find me embroiled in my preparations … Continue Reading →

Romney Marsh – Smugglers’ Retreat

Fortunately for us the day chosen to drop two of the grandchildren off with their other grandmother in Rye was dry and sunny; something of a special prize at this … Continue Reading →

The Long Road East

Any hope that my family and friends may have had that I would be staying away from controversial destinations with the purchase of a retirement home in Broadstairs, East Kent … Continue Reading →

Travel updates

Since the last update I’ve been criss-crossing the country like a crazy woman, trying to keep up with all the family and house buying commitments, not to mention following my … Continue Reading →

Beautiful Broadstairs

In spite of all the frantic preparations for my impending house move we have managed to squeeze in a couple of days Easter break in Thanet. I even allowed myself … Continue Reading →

St Albans Cathedral

Here, at last, is a gallery of gorgeous pictures from a long promised return to St Alban’s cathedral. Although I’ve visited a number of times before it is situated on … Continue Reading →

A Big Fat Thanet Funeral

My mother died recently at the age of 86 after a brief illness and I haven’t even begun to understand how much I will miss her companionship. While we haven’t … Continue Reading →

Castles of the Kent Downs

Of the three castles that Henry VIII built to protect the Kent Downs only two remain: the Girls’ Castle and the Boys’ Castle so that seemed like the perfect outing … Continue Reading →

An English Princess Castle (Hever Castle in Kent)

These pictures were taken during a very crowded visit to Hever Castle but fortunately it is not too far from London and there will be more jousting during the month … Continue Reading →

The Secret Gardens of Sandwich (Kent)

We don’t usually get many sunny days here in England in early June and so, as I was visiting my mother in Kent, we decided to take advantage of the … Continue Reading →