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SUMMER AT THE QUARTERHOUSE

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Woo Hoo summer has arrived here in lovely Folkestone, the beach, the fountains and parks are full of excited children and adults. The Harbour Arm was very busy last night which was so good to see. They are even saying that it will carry on all weekend!

I had the summer event booklet through the post, there are some exciting things happening at the Quarterhouse this summer. There is a 6 week writing course that I will attend as these always get me going to write many more words than usual. I also thought the book group was a great idea, I can promote the books I review and also get some good feedback about books I have not read but really should do. Very exciting times and I am so pleased there is something for writers and readers.

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I am also really liking the food assembly and will be getting my strawberry plants from there this year.

I have started to sort the garden out, starting with the plant pots but think I will have to get a gardener to do some basic hard work then I can carry on with the pottering about, as I call it.

Today I will be outside doing writing, reading and relaxing. My back is much better but a bit limiting regarding bending over especially later in the day, I am so pleased it did not last as long as it did last time, I ended up on Jodie’s floor for about 6 days, not good.

Have you got any plans for the weekend?

Sending sunny sunshine smiles to you all.

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?

 

COMPETITION TIME

Please share with families and groups as I am sure loads of youngsters would like to win this.

CBEEBIES SARAH & DUCK’S BIG TOP BIRTHDAY

This show features a host of wonderful characters from the BAFTA Award-winning TV show, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday. They will play at the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone on the 30th April.

Join Sarah and Duck, along with all their favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo and Umbrella, as they plan a circus-themed birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. But when the weather turns windy and the big top is blown away, will Sarah and Duck be able to save the day?

Told through a fantastic blend of inventive puppetry, charming storytelling and toe-tapping music, and featuring all the familiar voices from the CBeebies series including Roger Allam as the Narrator and Lesley Nicol as Scarf Lady, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take families on a magical theatrical adventure.

Following the gentle adventures of a girl and her feathered best friend.  Sarah & Duck has been a huge hit since its debut in 2013, winning a BAFTA for ‘Best Pre-School Animation’ in 2014 and regularly appearing in CBeebies’ Top Ten programmes for viewers aged 4-15. Now in its third series, it is shown in over 100 counties around the world.

How would you like to win a family ticket to see the show and a book about the magic things they get up to?

All you have to do is answer this question:

How old is Sarah? 

Good luck everyone x 🙂

FLAT ON MY BACK

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Why me? Sitting on my bed this morning chatting to my friend as she was taking a wardrobe apart, all of a sudden my back started hurting it then went to agony very quickly with hardly able to walk. So that is why I am now flat on my back in bed, the only way to get out is to roll out and very slowly pull myself up by holding onto headboard. Going to the loo is not easy and if my IBS plays up I’m in big trouble! lol. I shouldn’t make myself laugh it hurts.

I am about to start watching a series I recorded on the TV at least all the painkillers are helping just a bit. I have finished reading Theo and will do a review in the week. Not sure which book I should be reading next, I will have to look through blog posts. I was saying to Jodie that there are so many things that I cannot remember about when the children were small but I don’t think its just the distant pass, its recent things as well. It’s all a bit worrying I think, I should just stop thinking. At least I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow as my bloods are still not right that’s three lots I have had done in the past couple of months and it’s not getting any better. You are supposed to only ask doctor about one thing, should I toss a coin LOL, I think it will be my back if I can get there.

I was having such a good weekend but that’s bloody normal something always happens if I am too happy. Reminds me of the time I was seeing a councillor, I said about things going wrong and happening and in the end she even agreed that I was the unluckiest person she had ever come across!

I hope you are all having a good weekend, children go back to school tomorrow, I think it is a short-term as half-term is the end of May. Looking forward to a bit of camping with the kids.

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My world is very small at the moment but I can see out to the garden but then I see all the things that need to be done out there.

 

CAT IN THE CAMPER

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Peaches had her first trip out in the camper today and I do believe she loved it. We drove to Deal and then parked up by the beach which was just over the road.

She soon found a couple of places to lay down and then she had a sleep. I went for a walk over to the beach and she was still asleep when I came back, I was not gone long as didn’t know how she would be.

It was a glorious sunny day today and hopefully we will have at least a week of good weather. Lots of fishermen on the beach today and even a couple of kids in the water, I bet it was cold though. The only problem with taking the cat you can’t have the door open which is a shame when sunny, the windows are ok as they all have screens. I did feel a bit strange just wild camping and think I would prefer to be on a site as there are not many places you can just wild camp and have room to put out your table and chairs.

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Was nice to make a cup of tea and just chill, I should have taken my laptop then could have done some writing. At least I know the cat is ok in the camper if I want to take her anywhere again.

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Was a nice day out and better than sitting indoors. What do you do if you take your cat with you on your travels?

 

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

 

READING THEO

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I have just started to read this by Amanda Prowse who I would class as one of my favourite authors. To inject emotion into a story is not an easy thing to do but Amanda does it in every book she writes, it’s as if she is writing from experience all the time.

Two love stories about a girl and a boy who have very different upbringings but are drawn to one another. Anna was beautifully written and made your heart ache for her, but now I am reading about Theo. This story draws you in from the first page so I do not think it will take me long to read.

Look out for the review next week.