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LEAS CLIFF HALL, FOLKESTONE

http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/sarah-and-duck/leas-cliff-hall/#overview_tab

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Website: http://www.sarahandducklive.com

Facebook: /SarahAndDuck

Twitter: @Sarah_and_Duck

Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday is written by Polka Theatre’s artistic director Peter Glanville and Sarah & Duck co-creator Sarah Gomes Harris. It is directed by Roman Stefanski with set and puppet design by Laura McEwen. It is presented by MEI Theatrical in association with Polka Theatre. Sarah & Duck is a Karrot Entertainment production for CBeebies UK and BBC Worldwide.

Recommended for children aged 3-6.

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Would you like to win a family ticket to see The Sarah & Duck show which is being held at The Lees Cliff Hall on the 30th April?

All you have to do is answer this question below.

How old is Sarah?

 

CBEEBIES – SARAH & DUCK

SARAH & DUCK. Photo Credit Pamela Raith (2)

Have you got little ones that watch this program?

I will be running a competition tomorrow for you to win tickets to Sarah & Duck’s big top birthday at The Leas Cliff Hall on the 30th April

 

CAMPER VAN TRAVELS UP THE ROAD!

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I had my first night away of this year, mainly to clean tanks and make sure everything was working. Jodie and Alfie came with me, we went to a site near where we live and hooked up to electric. We had a hard standing as the fields are so full of water still but they do say next week will be nice so hopefully everything will dry out a bit.

Little Satmar holiday park is situated in the clifftop village of Capel-le-Ferne, just outside Folkestone, and caters for approximately 50 touring pitches including 3 hard standing areas. Many of the pitches have electric hook up available and there are two toilet & shower blocks on the park – the block within the touring field also includes a kitchen wash area and a chemical disposal area. There is a park reception which incorporates a small shop and tourist information, open daily between 8:30am and 5:30pm. Next to the reception is a small laundry area.

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Everything worked fine on the mains electric but we had nothing from the leisure battery so I took it back to the garage that put the new battery on and he got it all working but I need to get a new ring for one of the terminal plugs. I was so relieved it was just that as had a lot of purchases already this year for the van.

It was great spending time with Jodie and Alfie, I am so pleased we got everything sorted as now I can go anywhere. Next week I will take the cat away and see what she thinks about it.

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I went to the camping shop and filled my spare gas bottle up and he told me the name of someone who can fit my reversing camera.  The TV did not work as said no signal so hopefully it is just the aerial and the man can fix that as well.

I will have a weekend writing, chilling and a bit of gardening if the weather is nice and also think about where I am going next week. I don’t think I will go too far the first time with the cat but I think she is going to be fine.

 

NEW TYRE & BATTERY

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Took the camper to ATS today for the new tyre but was told afterwards that I need another two, bit of a shock but getting them a bit cheaper at £60 each just got to wait until they come in next Monday.

I am still getting prices for a new battery but ATS gave me a great price, higher cca and ah and they fitted it for me today so that was £114 well spent. The battery is twice the size of the one that was in there so I should have no problems with that.

It is good to know it’s all done and I am safe as there is nothing worse than breaking down on your own somewhere. I am still looking for someone to fit my reversing camera but think I am going to have to go to a camper van dealer or somewhere like that as a normal garage do not really want to touch it.

Myself, Jodie and Alfie are going to camp out in a park and clean all the tanks before filling them and try to clean the awning with a broom. We will hook up to electric and charge everything, get the fridge nice and cold and make sure the TV works as I have never tried that yet.  I wonder how much power it would take from the leisure battery if you watch the tv for a bit when camping off-road?

Once the camper is all sorted then I can take the cat away for couple days and see what she thinks about it all.

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How is your week going?

EASTER 🐣 2018

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I do hope you are all having an enjoyable weekend no matter what you are doing, I always think about the people who have to work during any holidays and I have so much respect for them.

My day was started with an Easter egg hunt over the pub The Hungry Horse in Folkestone with my daughter Billie and family. Mia and Zac were working up an appetite for lunch with Mia being very pleased with herself that she could get all the way across the monkey bars.

They each got an egg for completing the hunt and finding all the eggs, considering this was free I was really pleased that they had got the children a proper egg. I am hoping to take them all to see the new Peter Rabbit film this week.

Dinner was nice and the roast was 2 for £10 so another bargain. I also got an egg from Billie I wonder how long it will last LOL.

As usual the best bit of the lunch was the deserts, I had the millionaires cheesecake, Paul had the hot fudge cake and the children had ice-cream mania with Billie and Jade sharing a big one.

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Dimple face, she lost her front tooth the other day, I have never known a child who so enjoys pulling her teeth out! A lovely day was had by all of us.

 

SUMMER BUCKET LIST

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Someone asked me if I was going away in my camper van this summer and it got me thinking about a summer bucket list. What do you want to do? Have you made any plans yet? My biggest wish is for hot weather, it would be so good if we actually knew it was going to be warm and nice as then you would have so many plans. Also it would be so good to be able to leave all your chairs and cushions etc out in the garden all summer, I get so fed up bringing it all in as soon as the weather changes.

I think my list goes like this:

Camping with the family.

Going to the open air swimming pool in Faversham with the children.

Getting a tan.

Enjoying a glass of wine in Jodie’s hot tub.

Going to the beach.

Spending an afternoon in the sunshine with friends and drinking a cocktail.

Eating in the garden.

Seeing more of the UK in the camper van.

Sitting outside in the evening just chilling.

Taking lots of photo’s in manual mode on camera. (I need the practise)

Going up the stables with a picnic, watching them all ride.

I am sure I will think of lots more as soon as I have finished this.

I saw these cute note books in The Works, you can never have too many!

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This is the book I am reading now and so far it is ok, a FBI agent has crashed her car and lost her memory so I guess anything could happen next. I have a few ideas but I am probably wrong, I think I have seen a film along the same lines but as usual I cannot remember the name of it.

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This is a new author for me and one I have not heard off, I like giving reviews for different authors.

I have been asked if I would like to do another hypnotherapy session with Mark down at Core Therapies in exchange for a review, so that will be happening after Easter.

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Tomorrow is the meeting for the Folkestone writers which I attend, this year I will be doing a lot of their advertising on social media and getting the word out about the writing competition this year and the anthology. We still have some books left from last year if anybody would like one please let me know.

Hope you are all having a good week and dodging the showers.

 

SATURDAY CELEBRATIONS

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We celebrated Mother’s Day Saturday evening as Kara took Jodie and myself out for dinner, that’s two dinners she has treated me to this week, thank you Kara x

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As usual the food was nice but so much of it so we couldn’t finish it all. We both received a free prosecco and our desserts were free so it was well worth it. I had the scampi, Jodie had chicken skewers with lemon and garlic sauce then Kara had the cumberland sausage which was well done but she still ate it.

It was a hard choice with the desserts as they are all really nice on their menu at the moment. So I had the ice cream and Jodie had the mousse sponge.

Jodie amazes me with any presents she buys me as they are so unusual, in fact some I have never seen before, she excelled this time. It was an adult painting by numbers and the picture is the Eiffel Tower in Paris so it will look so good on my bedroom wall.

I was a bit spoilt as I also got a poster with 100 books and you scratch off the ones you have read, it is the same as the countries one she got me where you scratch off the places you have been. They will look so good on the wall together.

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Jodie works in a primary school so when ever she makes things with the children the one that she makes to show them she always gives to me, it’s so sweet, like she is still at school bringing home her artistic efforts.

The candle smells gorgeous I have it on as I am writing this post and I love the lip scrub.

So that was my weekend, I didn’t do anything Sunday apart from read a book, I felt really tired all day and just thought it was because I had done too much in the week but today I have a cold and a husky voice so it is a pj day. The weather is so changeable at the moment, yesterday it was sunny so I turned the heating down then today it has been raining all day and a bit chilly so the heating went back up a bit.

How was your weekend?