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DAY OUT WITH IZZY

My day out with Izzy just had to include a frozen yoghurt place, we decided to try a different one and it has shown us how good the first place is. None of this was self-service so there was not a lot of toppings and not very much choice either. Actually the ‘frozen yoghurt’ tasted more like ice cream and not yoghurt at all. Next time we will go back to the one in Camden as that is the best.

Dinner that evening was steak and chips as that is Izzy’s favourite, I never really like having steak out as you can never guarantee it will be tender. This one was a bit chewy but Izzy liked it and ate most of mine as well. The chips were lovely so not all bad.

A good day out and now half term is just about over with them all back to school on Monday, next holiday will be easter but I have a couple of birthdays before then so I better get saving.

KASPA’S IN CANTERBURY

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I just had to go here again, the cookie dough is the best I have ever tasted.  There should be more of these places about.

So much choice that it really is hard to choose so it is best to go hungry as they are very filling.

That was my treat for the week and was nice to spend time with eldest daughter and have a catch up with no children about.  Jodie settled for the waffle after much deliberation, the ice-cream they have is really nice a bit like the MacDonald’s ice-cream.  Service is very good all young and really friendly.  I am looking forward to the summer and trying the sundaes again a lot of choice so think I may have to go a few times till I find the best one.

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LUNCH AT THE PULLMAN, FOLKESTONE

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Half term has to include a lunch date so we decided to try somewhere different, I have read a lot of good reviews about this pub and I have to say they were all right as it is a lovely place for a drink or meal, also having a garden that is very popular in the summer.

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Prices are very reasonable, with a great choice, there is a children’s menu but these two wanted fish and chips, which they both ate all up.  We didn’t try the desserts as too full but maybe next time.

 

LADIES WHO LUNCH AT THE HUNGRY HORSE, FOLKESTONE, KENT

I have to say that this was one of the best lunches we have had as not only was the company outstanding as always but the service and food was so wonderful and to prove how great it all was we have booked up here for March and April.

Considering it was my first time out it was so good to see all my friends as I have missed them loads.  Lynda was back from gallivanting in Spain then Madera with her daughter, Sharon was missing as she was in London with the hubby.  Carol is off to Australia for March to see her daughter so she will be missed next time but then in April we should have the full 9 of us.  April’s could get messy as it will be Corinne’s birthday lunch and then she is staying at mine, I can see cocktails and all sorts going on.  I can’t wait!

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Very nice wine for £7 on a Wednesday but we just had three bottles this time.

As usual the food was delicious with no complaints from any of us, well that is not including Jackie and her dessert, you can guarantee she will get the dodgy one where ever she goes lol.

There were a few conversations about Corinnes MEAT (sausages) but I am afraid I cannot print them but it did cause rather a lot of laughing.

This month we celebrated Jackies birthday and she got some lovely presents, some I really wanted for myself.  Jackie had the baked Alaska but the meringue was rather runny so she said!  I love the desserts at Hungry Horse and even better was the fact that I had a voucher for free desserts so we all had to have one, I know there are only four pictures but we were too busy getting stuck in lol.

Sheila gave us a few laughs as she finished the bottle of wine, then when the bill was paid we all had a smile on our face as it worked out to £8 each what an absolute bargain.  Looking forward to next month and more laughs.

THE WHITSTABLE PEARL MYSTERY BY JULIE WASSMER-BOOK REVIEW

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I know I read a lot of books but every so often you come across an author who you just love and you want to read every single thing they have written.  Julie Wassmer is one such author and to make it even better she is such a lovely person when you meet her.

This was the first book for me to read of Julie’s and I am already on the second which is a life story then all the other mystery’s are on my ‘I must buy list’

These are all set in my part of the world so they mean even more as you can really picture where she is talking about but even if you did not know, the descriptions are so very well written that you can just imagine what it is like.

The characters are wonderful and all go together really well so you are looking forward to what happens to them next all the time.  I never once guessed who committed the murders so it just keeps you turning the pages, don’t think that you will be going to sleep early once you start reading this as I was up half the night, just one more page!  You know its good when that happens.

I can also let you in on a little secret  that the rights have been bought by a major TV station, what a brilliant drama this is going to make.  I cannot wait, make your way to the oyster festival this year in Whitstable and you will see what a wonderful place it is.

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SUNDAY LOVE

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I am looking forward to a good week after being ill for nearly four weeks I think I am coming out the other side, I am not saying I am 100% but I can see light at the end of the tunnel.  I also really want to get back into my writing and I have not felt like that for a long time.  The only thing I have been doing is reading and wow have I read some great books lately, check out the reviews on my page.

So, what is the love about?  

Valentines Day, when did it become February full of love month?  I have nothing against love but for all us single girls it does all become a bit much, every magazine, paper, TV station, adverts, advertising boards all full of bloody love.  I really do not think that all the people who wish to buy a card or present need so much reminding about what they can get and where, we are not stupid.  Rant over, have a great day x

A MOTHER’S STORY BY AMANDA PROWSE-BOOK REVIEW

What a heart wrenching story but I am still glad that I read it as it really brings it home how some women suffer from post natal depression, I would not wish it upon anyone.  A truly magical love story that falls apart so tragically and so easily because people did not realise, thank god it is picked up much better now.  I love Amanda’s books as they are so true to life, I just hope she has not gone through all the trauma she writes about.

Wonderful characters that bring this to life and make it all so good to read.