Skip to content

Posts tagged ‘Kent’

Easter in England – part 6

The last place we went was pretty unusual

Dungeness. Dungeness is a very odd place.

It’s classified as Britain’s only desert by the Met Office. It’s one of the largest, if not the largest shingle spits in Europe.  It has 600 species of plant that grow there – about 30% of the total number of species in the UK.

It’s a site of multiple special scientific interests, a nature reserve and also home to 2 nuclear power stations. It’s also got a load of crazy holiday home shacks (including one owned by the late Derek Jarman) and also wrecked fishing huts and boats. Perfect place to take the kids then ;) Read more

Easter in England 2015 – part 2

We often go out for lunch to Sevenoaks when I’m over – a special treat in a really nice restaurant that is open all day – so early or late is no problem.  It’s not normally packed out, so we can usually just rock up and get a table without an issue.

This place specialises in pizza, which makes everyone happy ;) Read more

Easter in England 2015 – part 1

It’s that time of year again – another trip to England to see my children.

I arrived in England early in the morning and Heathrow was packed.  As in 2 hour queue to get through passport control.

Luckily, I knew the epassport gate was on the left of the line, so I wiggled through to the unloved machines and was out within 15 minutes.

Read more

Summer holiday in England – final part

My time with the kids was coming to a close, so we went back to our favourite place – the woods – for another walk around and one last go on the rope swing.

These woods are a part of me, having grown up there and spent so much of my childhood and teenage years criss crossing every nook and cranny. And for my children to love it as well gives me great pleasure.  I can’t even describe.

Read more

Summer holiday in England – part 4

The weather was a bit hit and miss, but I found a day that might suit our needs perfectly.  It was scheduled to be warm and sunny in the morning and early afternoon, clouding over from the west, with rain in the late afternoon.  

So we headed as far East in Kent as you can go (almost) to make the most of the sunshine.

Yup – a day at the beach! Read more

Summer holiday in England – part 3

The kids were a bit bored and we were struggling to think of something to do. As I was looking at the map I had an idea. I’d been reading Topsy and Tim books to Henry at night (books I and my sisters had as children) and one of them involved boats and locks and stuff.

The river Medway isn’t too far away and I thought a little walk along in the sunshine would be good. The kids were all ‘oh, Daddy, do we have to, it looks rubbish’ – but sometimes as a parent you have to be firm. So that was it – Ella had the map, we had a 20 minute drive to where I wanted to go and we were off. It was a lovely day but rain was forecast in the late afternoon, so I planned it so we should be back in good time before risking getting wet. Read more

Summer holiday in England – part 2

One thing I’ll never tire of is walking around the village where my parents live.  The kids were relatively disinterested at first, but they soon got into it and we had a blast walking around, looking at the alpacas in the field (there were there 2 years ago too) and also peering at the posh houses.   Read more

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Sabiscuit's Catalog

I can't eat biscuits, but I have a better idea

genuinegemswriting

A devotional and inspirational blog by a Christian who is all about God's love!

Okkinsey

See what I see, hear what I hear.

keep picturing

Smile! Click!.........Repeat!!!

Scott K Marshall Photography (@skm1963)

developing my photography in Moray & the Scottish Highlands

draw and shoot

Shooting photographs, drawing lines...

Travel Girl Adventures

Just your average adventure girl with a flair for travel and an addiction to words.

Gratuitous Rex

Thoughts, theories and things

abevanswylie

Writings by Anna Evans-Wylie

Random bits about life, love, and relationships.

Poinsettia & Cherry Blossom & Daffodil

Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

High Street Photo x100

Occasional photos with Fujifilm X100

Bullsh!t Wiki

The Best of

Jay Latte

Art. Running. Cats.

No Direction Home

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive." - RLS

Gunmetal Geisha

A case of chronic dichotomy

Club Nette

The girl who cried wolf sarcastically.

missamymay

Pinup fashion, makeup, hair, and the occasional dose of crystals

Keiveus

Expressed and Interpreted

BURN BRIGHT

writer, editor, singer, runner, and eater. the essentials.

decembermornings

Unraveling myself one step at a time

Claire's Blog: lifestyle, food et DIY

Toujours avec mon appareil photo !

Infinitefreetime.com

The blog of Luther M. Siler: Author, Educator, & Data Nerd

Life in a Photograph

Photography by André Diogo Pereira

Full Mooning

A journey from one Washington to the other.

Arcane Images

Capturing moments from around the world

Stuart Atkins Photography

Photography, thoughts and other stuff

I'm Not Lost, Just Weird

Qui Docet, Discit! (He who teaches, learns)

The Pink Mustache

My "stache" of random ramblings and turbulent thoughts.

caralouise

a blog by a self taught and aspiring photographer

Cooking Film

Gear and film recipes

Phil Kneen Photography

I shoot people...

spicedfox

Travel + Lifestyle Blogger

The Road will be long

Pretty Little Treasures

Don't be afraid to dream big!

fata morgana

photography by vitek s.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,764 other followers