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

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Easter in England 2015 – part 4

It’s getting towards the end of my trip now.  It was a gorgeous day forecast and none of us were sure what we wanted to do.  So I made an executive decision – we’d go on a magical mystery tour.

First stop, one of the old towns along the Kent and East Sussex coast – Rye Read More

Easter in England 2015 – part 3

We met up with the my sisters and their kids at Bedgebury Pinetum.  It’s a fair drive from my parents place and we got a bit lost (note to Bedgebury folks – the directions were a bit crap and the place isn’t really marked on my GPS).  Still – it’s getting lost through amazing countryside, so it was no big deal.

After a quick coffee, we booked up on this thing called Go Ape. 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