Hello you lovely people, how gorgeous has today been?
Being a Whitstable native I’m quite sure that the beaches from Seasalter to Tankerton were packed today and the town full of visitors and locals alike enjoying the little cafes and shops.
Today was a bit different than usual for me in that I had organised a little tea party at my house as a catch up with the girls I work with who also happen to be incredibly good friends.
I set up the table at the end of the garden overlooking the large fields as far as the eye can see. The fields currently contain large herds of cows, lots of little baby ones and it’s an absolute delight to watch them. There were cake stands with fondant fancies and cupcakes, Emma Bridgewater platters full of more cakey delights and some elderflower and rose cordial on ice with some fresh strawberries to go with lovely tea. I put out vases of lovely bright chrysanthemums and it reminded me a bit of the mad hatters tea party.
I’m very lucky to work with some amazing people and one of my best friends in the world who bought her beautiful little girl over to play with the boys. Another friend bought her puppy Bear and the boys absolutely loved learning to teach him how to sit.
It was warm but there was a nice breeze, three hours of chat, cake and tea later and we were still sat in the balmy sunshine watching the cows and chatting about all and sundry.
In the afternoon after my friends had left the boys and I along with my mum went out for a power walk and a bike ride for the children. We biked along the Crab and Winkle way and back and then went and played football in my mums lively garden.
On the way home the boys convinced me to pass our house and keep going up towards the farm and along a track that leads from Whitstable to Canterbury. We went a little way along it and I was lucky enough to be able to get some gorgeous pictures of a beautiful Whitstable evening.
We are now sat on the sofa, I have sunburn (despite wearing factor 50), the boys are tired and there is a huge pile of washing up to do. What a lovely way to spend a Saturday though.
I hope yours has been as good as mine! I have of course not mentioned the moaning from the children throughout the day, I take it as standard now that you will know this occurs even if I don’t mention it!