I took some family who are over from Australia to The Grand Hotel in Folkestone, Kent for a superb cream tea. They sat us in the best window seat with glorious views over The Leas’s towards France. As usual the scones were huge and delicious, the tea always tastes better from a tea-pot, the service is wonderful and the ambiance of this hotel is what makes you want to go back again and again.
I feel like we have a very modern family as it is my children’s father and his wife that are here visiting and staying with my girls. Myself and Jodie decided on The Grand as I keep telling her how nice it is. The conversation flowed with lots of laughs, his wife Elaine is a lovely person and gets on with everyone, one of the grandchildren described her as being ‘very funny.’ It is nice to see him connecting with all his grandchildren as some he had never seen before, so a wonderful afternoon was had by all of us. I feel it is such a shame that some families let the bitterness destroy any happy times together as it is always the children that miss out.