Posted on September 9, 2017
Whilst Deal was fun in a kind of ‘faded English seaside town with castles’ kind of a way, we were a bit unsatisfied and it was only just early afternoon and the sun was shining.
As we drove through Dover, I saw a sign for ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ and made an executive decision.. detour time.
So we went up the steep hill past Dover Castle to see what the famous White Cliffs of Dover had to offer Read More
Category: photography, Summer 2017, travel, UK Tagged: Dover, England, England Summer 2017, family, Kent, White cliffs of Dover, X100T
Posted on October 8, 2016
As ever, all good things must come to an end – time was up and we had to pack up and go.
We went out for a little wander before I drove the kids off home and played ‘Pooh sticks’ off a bridge over a little brook
Simple things but such a lot of fun. Read More
Category: family, photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: family, Kent, kids, Plaxtol
Posted on October 3, 2016
Gone past this place more than a thousand times and never even been curious to go in, but as we’ve done pretty every attraction within 50 miles, I was looking for something new.
I saw it advertised on one of those ‘100 things to do in Kent’ websites and it looked interesting enough for a day out. The kids took a look at the website and quickly agreed, especially with the promise of lunch out.
Game on Read More
Category: family, photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: family, Kent, Riverhill Gardens, Sevenoaks
Posted on October 2, 2016
Day of simple pleasures.
Can’t always go out and do huge adventures and long days out – sometimes just staying local and doing simple stuff is needed.
Last year we took a boat out and rowed down the river, this year, we played mini golf! Read More
Category: family, photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: England Summer 2016, family, Kent, Tonbridge, Tonbridge Castle
Posted on September 25, 2016
We had a few days of variable weather but really wanted to go to the beach with the entire family. My sisters have turned into our parents and always insist on getting places super early in order to get a good spot good parking etc.
I begrudgingly accept there is logic in it, but at 7am as we set off for Botany Bay near Margate, I was less convinced! Read More
Category: family, photography Tagged: Botany Bay, England Summer 2016, family, Kent, Margate, seaside
Posted on September 21, 2016
My trip over top the UK is really about one thing. Family.
Centered around my kids, of course, but also seeing my parents and my sisters and their kids.
Feels good to get together and I’m glad we usually get lots of time together. Read More
Category: family, photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: England, family, Kent, kids, Knole Park
Posted on September 17, 2016
We’d been to Hever before, but it was over 6 years ago (see the link at the bottom of the post) and the kids couldn’t remember going.
They both wanted to go and play in the maze and the day was looking sunny and it seemed like a good idea!
Category: family, photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: England, England Summer 2016, family, Hever, Kent, travel
Posted on September 4, 2016
Because of the injuries I picked up in the motorbike accident in November last year, I was unable to get back to England in the spring, so it had been a year since I saw the kids. I was really looking forward to this trip.
Having had bad experiences with Malaysia Airlines the last 2 times I flew with them, I paid a bit extra and booked with Singapore. Malaysia Airlines are struggling since they lost those 2 planes and it shows. Singapore Airlines never seem to have an issue with their schedules and thats what counts for me, sorry Malaysia Airlines!
Category: photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: England, England Summer 2016, family, Kent, Plaxtol, X100T
Posted on October 3, 2015
This is one of the things that I enjoy most. It’s pretty much how I got to be where I am today, career wise. Yes, I know I work in IT (and the business end of IT at that) but its because I was taken to a quarry on a primary school field trip and found a fossil that I took the courses and exams and jobs and stuff that got me here.
Anyway, enough of that sentimental claptrap, I decided to infect the kids with the same magic that had worked for me.
So off we went to Folkestone in search of ammonites from the 110 million year old Gault Clay Read More
Category: family, Summer 2015, UK Tagged: ammonite, Apian, belemnite, Copt Point, Cretaceous, England Summer 2015, family, Folkestone, fossils, Gault, gault clay, Kent, kids, lower greensand
Posted on September 19, 2015
Sometimes the summer in England really delivers.
The forecast was looking really good, so my sister and made a plan to go to the beach early and make the most of it. After all, in England, you never know how long the sunshine will actually last for.
Once again – off we went complete with a packed lunch, to the old favourite, Camber Sands. Read More
Category: family, Summer 2015, UK Tagged: beach, camber sands, East Sussex, England Summer 2015, family, Fujifilm, kids, summer, X100T