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The Old Curiosity Shop

A visit to Broadstairs is like opening a box of chocolates on Christmas Day. I remember the first time I heard about this little town. I was working for a client in Sevenoaks and she told me stories of how she used to take her young family there on holiday each summer. As you do, I formed images in my head of what the place would look like and envisaged a flight of ‘Broadstairs’ leading down to the beach.  Well, the images in my head didn’t match up to the reality…..the reality is wayyyy better. With the Vikings landing here in 475, smugglers tunnels beneath the streets, Napoleon’s Standard being brought here from Waterloo in 1815, then Dickens living here on and off in later years, Broadstairs is awash with history. It also has one of the best darn beaches in Kent.

The Old Curiosity Shop, Broadstairs

The Old Curiosity Shop, Broadstairs

p.s. The Old Curiosity Shop sells a delicious Carrot Cake 😉 (tip: they only take cash)


September 25, 2016 Posted by | my life, photography, towns of the UK, travel | , , | Leave a comment

sunrise in Malvern

In my job, I am lucky enough to travel to some of the most beautiful areas of the UK. Sometimes I am even luckier in that I get to stay in some superb houses…..of which the current house is a Victorian Gothic 3 story edifice….my room is in the attic…which I adore. It also faces east, and so it is that I get to see some of the most amazing sunrises you could wish to see….lucky me 🙂

travel and work worcestershire

red sky in the morning…Shepherd’s warning…..that sun starts to appear over the horizon…what does the day have in store

travel and work worcestershire

…and there it is…..just peeking over the horizon; is it safe to come out? Yes, I think so…..sunrise over the Severn Valley

September 25, 2016 Posted by | my life, photography, villages of the UK | , | Leave a comment