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ELETO CHOCOLATE CAFE, FOLKESTONE

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What more could you require than a specialist chocolate cafe?  Well come to Folkestone as we have just that, newly opened this week and the talk of the town already. This was one place I could not wait to visit so when Billie suggested we go there for my birthday treat, I was a tad excited.

Upon entering you are struck by the vastness, chairs and tables with space round them and even some comfy sofas to relax on and enjoy your coffee.  Then when seated you are given the menu, wow, what a menu it takes a while to read it all and decide which chocolate dish to succumb to.  There are also some light bites that make it a perfect place for a quick-lunch while at work or shopping.

Every type of tea, coffee or chocolate you could wish for plus the usual cold drinks and then more, it even has a liqueur licence so a cheeky glass of Prosecco is an indulgence that goes so well with chocolate covered strawberries!

The crepe is light, ice-cream delicious in fact everything is wonderful as it is covered in chocolate.  Best deal I found was a coffee and croissant before eleven for £2.80 yes they have chocolate croissant, I’m having dreams about chocolate it really is the most amazing cafe I have been to, ever.

Opening early and closing late, also catering events this place has ticked all the boxes for a 5 * review.

 

MISSY MOO’S GELATO PALACE

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We had a new ice-cream, dessert, coffee-house open in Folkestone this week so we had to go and try it out. Alfie went for the strawberry gelato and I had hot chocolate fudge cake with vanilla gelato, very nice and will definitely be going back.  Some bits were not completed so will take pics next time.  Not sure where they got the name Missy Moo’s from so that will be one question I will be asking them.  Lots of choice of the menu so even for a coffee it is a nice place to go in Sandgate Road, Folkestone.

I am sure they have been very busy this week with our heat wave we have been having so they opened just at the right time.  I really hope they will start to do Cookie Dough as that is just delicious.

HOT WEEK & FLOWERS EVERYWHERE!

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It was wonderful to come home to a garden full of flowers but the vine weed is not welcome and appears to be popping up everywhere, my granddaughter sent me a photo of my first roses, what a glorious colour pink they are.  I get a good dish full of strawberries most days and the carrots and beetroot are doing well.  The grape-vine has taken off, destination unknown!

It was my birthday on Monday and Kara took me to the pub for dinner, was the first time she has treated me to dinner so was great.  I got some lovely cards and presents and the sun was shining.

I am looking forward to Wednesday as that is the birthday lunch with my friends so will do a post about that next week.

It is nice to be home and even nicer that the weather is still so glorious here in Kent, it was still up to 31 in my garden today.  I like to just sit in it so not a lot of gardening has been attempted, in fact it is a good job Linda is coming home from Spain today as my front grass has not been done since she did it weeks ago.  I will be in her good books as I am picking her up from the airport tonight. LOL.

I need to get back into some writing as the local competitions are in the next couple of months, I appear to be very behind with all of my writing as couldn’t get into it at all for a few weeks at the beginning of the year as was not well.  It is very easy to get distracted when you are not focused, how do you keep on track or get back on track?

 

JUNE 2017

This picture reminds me of myself and eldest daughter Jodie sitting in her hot tub with a delicious cocktail.

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The sun is shining, it is half term here so I think the beach will be busy today, you can find me in my garden reading this little gem.  Two murders and I have not got a clue who committed them yet but I am trying to pick up the clues.  I love Guy’s books, I best get a move on as this is published tomorrow, get reading Karen.

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Half way through the year already, I think this is my favourite month as it is summer, we have long evenings, the gardens are beginning to get some colour and of course the best thing is it’s my birthday month.   The warm weather has been a long time coming this year so I am hoping it stays a while.  My body is far less painful in the warmer weather so I can sit to write, paint or read without being full of painkillers.  I am 3 books off my running total for this year so I need to do a bit more reading, it takes longer to do all the reviews now as I like to write something a bit different on all the various sites and social media.

What is your favourite month and why?

 

PONTINS HOLIDAY PARK

CAMBER SANDS, KENT UK

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For the benefit of all my readers not in the UK, I will explain that in one of our daily newspapers (Sun) you can collect coupons and go to these type of parks in Britain and Europe for a charge of £9.50 each person, minimum of 4 people.  You stay in chalets, caravans or lodges that are all self-contained with everything you would need.

So myself and Billie’s family and Kara all went here for a long weekend, as you can see there is plenty for the children to do as well as clubs and activities so they love it here.

We picked a great weekend as the weather was super, think the children liked the swimming pool best but a close second were the push bikes that 4 people can fit on.

Billie learnt all about the different dinosaurs lol, Jade relaxed and I really liked this shrub with the pink flowers but not sure what it was called.  Every evening you have bingo, children’s club and entertainment, they were pleased to see Scooby Doo.

The entertainment on the Saturday night was one of the best I have ever seen and kept us all laughing so a great night was had by everyone.  Paul and Billie loved their mini holiday and asked me to look out for some more deals so they can have another holiday.

 

JUST TWEAKED A FEW BITS ON MY BLOG

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I have sorted all the widgets at the side of my blog so they all work now and made it easier to navigate round.

http://karensworld-writer.co.uk

Click on blog and you are there, also you can follow me by clicking on the follow button and putting in your email address and then you will never miss a post!

I am connected to Netgalley as some of the authors and publishers put books on there to be reviewed so have up-dated my profile.  I have tried to link everything together as otherwise I would forever be adding posts to different social media sites.  I love the pink globe for Karen’s World and glad I went with my own idea and did it myself, not that it is hard to do.

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I am about to start the May Day Murder, I love these books as like reading about Whitstable which is not far from me, in fact my friend Lynda lives there so often pop over.

Tomorrow is May Day so a holiday for the children and some people who do not have to work, I think it would be good if everywhere shut on some holiday days as there is no break at all.  Some of our 24 hour supermarkets are changing back to normal hours and I think that is good.

Well my antibiotics have finished today but my chest is still not clear but will see how it goes during the week, I can put up with that but it is the getting out of breath just doing a normal chore that I really dislike.

I am hoping to get back into my writing this week and I really need to get out with my camera for some new photos.

Have a good week and lets hope for sunshine in the UK.

 

EASTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY 2017

The grandchildren have had a busy couple of weeks, I love to hear about what they are doing.  Jade celebrated her 15th birthday with one of her presents being another trip to London to see her favourite singer Ollie Murrs with her Mum.

She also spent a day with her pony riding along the beach and a family meal in the local pub which I did manage to go to.

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One of my friends Carol spent a month in Australia visiting her daughter and husband who live on 10 acres of grape vines.  I asked her before she went if she could get me a fridge magnet as I collect them from places I go and bless her she remembered and got me a pink one, I was so pleased with it as forgot when I lived there.

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My eldest daughter got her new hot tub up and running not being able to wait for husband Darren to build pagola so up went the gazebo and it did the job and looked excellent.

Children had far too many eggs but enjoyed the hunts and eating of them.  All back to school tomorrow and that’s another holiday over, next one is the end of  May.