What a lot of things happening in Folkestone this Autumn.
The Triennial is well under way and attracting lots of visitors, there are some amazing art objects scattered about, if you can find them all but there is a booklet to help you. Many more events are being put on around the town over the next few weeks.
Then in November we have the Book Festival, I have already booked my tickets for the events I want to attend. If you have not booked yet then do not leave it too long as they are selling particularly fast this year. Really looking forward to seeing Julie Wassmer again and asking about her new book that she has just finished.
I love some of these shows coming up at The Quarter House.
Many things to do round Folkestone and with the weather being nice at the moment it makes a pleasant stroll round looking at the wonderful art that is making an appearance in our town I have also heard that our Banksy will soon be on show, no details where yet but obviously it will be inside a building so no one can de-face it, although why anybody would want to I have no idea.
For a small business they really do cater for just about anything, from blow up rings to buckets and spades for the children and the best ice cream to keep them happy. For the coffee lovers you can sit outside looking out to sea, up the hills or to the harbour, lots of inspiration there for us writers and the coffee is good.
Prices to suit every pocket, lovely friendly staff, what more could you ask for on your day at the beach. If you fancy a beer they even have that for you, nice and cold.
It really is the best sandy beach that’s safe for children, many of our local play groups take the children there for a day out. I often go down there and just sit people watching or looking out to sea, on a clear day you can see France and it makes you realise how close it is.
There was not a single person that could say they were bored in Folkestone this weekend as there was so much going on. Saturday we had the yearly Charivari Festival, the costumes are amazing and get bigger and better every year. Many of the local schools get involved also the various groups. It goes right through the town with many more people lining the route or following from the back. Music is fantastic and it really is a happy event and made even better by the fantastic weather we are having, long may it continue.
The tall ships were moored up at The Harbour Arm making it a beautiful sight, the ships always appear so elegant to me, I would love to go for a trip on one. The music was great on the Arm and all free entertainment, well apart from a beer and some seafood, which is a must have if you are at the beach. I do not think I have seen The Harbour Arm so packed, there was people everywhere having a good time.
If that wasn’t enough there was the flyover from the old planes, which I watched from my garden. Folkestone is really coming alive this summer with so many attractions and places to visit, I love living here and so pleased all my children and the ten grandchildren all live within walking distance as there is nothing better than family.
Feeling very pleased with myself as one of my stories is in The Folkestone Anthology again, it makes it all worth while when you see something in printed form. There are many great short stories in this edition so if you would like to purchase a book then please let me know.
Today is a typical bank holiday, cloudy and drizzly, I guess we should be used to it but no we still like to moan, lol.
I am going to pop to The Grand for this craft fair, it is also Nostalgia Day so music and lots going on, I need to get out and escape for a while as it feels like I have been indoors for weeks. I love this old building I always feel it is such a happy place.
MAY 1st 10.00 to 4.00
Carano Arts, Crafts & Vintage Fair
What ever you are doing this extra day off work and school, have a good day and make it all about you!
What a glorious weekend we have had in Kent and about time too as the winter has been long. It certainly bought people out to brush of the cob-webs, the sea was so calm and silent and the sky a vivid blue. Not a breath of wind and everyone had a smile on their face, what more could you want? Well maybe a cheeky cider along the Harbour Arm sitting in the sunshine listening to the music, it certainly bought the people out.