Kentish KT

A Canadian living on the Isle of Thanet explores Thanet, Kent and beyond with DB and J-Rock.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Around the Isle 2008

So here I am after having visited Weymouth and Portland Bill and Lydden and other stops around south England.
The scourge of being over here I am afraid is nice things with cream in them. One starts with high hopes of never going near such lovely delicacies and well, in the end, one succumbs. And then, you need to roll off the plane.

So one goes for lovely walks on clifftops such as above near Pegwell Bay to walk it off to no avail!

Tonight for our last meal we went to an excellent French restaurant on Ramsgate called non other than "Bon Appetit".

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Um, Er...Hello Again!!!

The New Year is almost upon us and all that and well just thought I ought to emerge. It's grey and damp outside - very similar to climate of this time last year! And not so many posts away...Unlike poor Mary Knitting on the Cam and Blowing Up Onions I have successfully baked a cranberry-apple-blueberry Pie that will soon be demolished. Boyz playing computers, DB with his guitar candy and we are all off to the wilds of Georgetown in next few minutes.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Winter, then Spring, then Summer, now Autumn...

Getting my act in gear and thought I would organize some of my happenings. Been everywhere but Thanet past few months! Let's see -- Killarney Provincial Park, Parry Sound, Portage Lake, Ottawa, Algonquin Provincial Park, Walsingham, Brooklin and more besides.

Friday, January 19, 2007

In Canada now...

This be a Golden-Collared Toucan. A bird you could go and see if you wish to escape damp, snowy, grey Toronto!

We be back in Toronto now and will update on our latest adventures once we have our computer/internet/phone/house up and running. We should have internet next week and DB picked up the last of our 'cargo' on Wednesday. J-Rock back in his old school and seems to have slipped in quite easily! He's even doing his homework without complaint? What. However, it is the trip to the dentist that I am wondering about with the fallout from English sweets...

Kentish KT plans on staying on the 'net so keep this space close to your heart!!!!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Last few days around Kent...

Managing to get out and about with our car - sortof SUV - sortof van sortof. Finished packing so had a look around some of the former coal producing areas near here. Towns like Elvington and Betteshanger come to mind.

Saw this really cool windmill. You can get tours but not at this time of year.
Also, took time to take some pictures of J-Rock's school....They have a pond and a very nice playing field. No dogs or people can get in after hours.Yeeesss....
So I have orders to bring back HP Curry Sauce, Chicken Tikka Masala (what, hot or cold?), Caramac Choc Bars, Dark Choc Flakes, and Chocolate Nestle Straws....I can take orders for another 24 hours at which point the order service will be shut down..And so will Kentish KT....

Friday, January 05, 2007

Requests for Things English???

If anyone (within reason) would like me to bring back stuff from over here let me know by email as soon as you can. I'm packing this weekend and want to have an idea of what I am up against. I've already had a request for Reddi Brek so get your orders in.

And, um, I did look into buying a bottle of Tesco Value Gin but realized it wouldn't get through security and would probably break if I checked it in my luggage!

Last Day of School

Today was the last day of school for J-Rock. He was inundated with farewell cards and cheery goodbyes! I will miss the walk to school in the morning to drop him off. But needs must. So he will be biding his time in activities as above until we leave. At least it isn't TV!

It has been incredibly warm today. Not much wind. Unusual. Warm. I only wore a sweater with no mitts or hat today. Sunny. Was able to sit out on the balcony and be warm.
Weekend will be somewhat busy with a trip to the Woolpack to meet up with friends and do some birding around Dungeness. DB is planning a BIG day with his Planet Thanet friends and hopes to get at least 109 species. If they fail in their quest they will be drowning their sorrows at the Minster Tandoori.
But more on all that later......

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year 2007

Happy New Year everyone - I've had my pint of Green Man and am about to bring in the New Year with a bit of champers, Jools Holland and Buck's Fizz (for J-Rock)...
Here's to a solid year...(photo taken in Yorkshire Moors)