Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A short holiday in Kent

We've just had a lovely weekend staying with John and his parents in Kent.

We started off with a mooch around Canterbury, and a delicious early dinner at Cafe Mauresque, which we love. Then we went off to the Collyer Ferguson concert hall to watch John and the Ashford Choral Society perform Tippet's 'A Child of Our Time'.

Which was amazing. I like the narrative structure, and the contrast between the choral and spiritual sections.

We bimbled off to the pub for a drink after that as you do.

Saturday saw us braving the rain and mist at Deal. We mooched watched the time ball drop at 1pm, visited Deal castle and had fish and chips on the beach in a brief break in the cloud.







Then we mooched off for a walk at the White Cliffs of Dover from St Margarets at Cliff to South Foreland Lighthouse. Unfortunately it was a bit foggy but we had a great tour of the light house anyway. We'll be back in the summer to see the tunnels of the Fan Bay shelter when they open.





 We had a lazy Sunday morning followed by a visit to Scotney Castle. I was impressed at how well they handled the bank holiday crowds. It's so pretty there. Made me want to come home and do lots of gardening. Anyone know what these two different green flowers are? I want some!





We parted with John and came home to lots of washing up - back to reality! Thanks for a great weekend John.

1 comment:

Mel said...

Great photos :)

Re the green flowers - the bottom one looks like a helibore. Don't know about the other one!