Last Thursday was the council by-election I’ve been working on and consequently not knitting, crocheting or blogging! My husband was the candidate and despite working his very hardest unfortunately came second. You can’t be involved in politics without being extremely philosophical so although he is understandably disappointed, life goes on. And indeed it did as my sister and I left on Friday afternoon to visit our Dad, whose birthday it was, in Kent, some four hours away.This is the first time we’ve gone away together, just the two of us, since she had her children and it was really good fun. Mollie came too…
When we arrived at Dad’s, the birthday boy was wearing this hilarious T-shirt, a gift from our stepmother for his birthday:
Next morning we hit the beach with the dogs. The weather was glorious, not very sunny but very warm.
Gayle and I observed, as we were getting ready to go out for lunch, how unalike we are!
We went to Margate for lunch and ate at this amazing Indian French fusion restaurant called The Ambrette. Afterwards we walked round the old town, which has, like many British town centres been regenerated in recent years. We came across this amazing shop called Alice and the Button:
As the name would suggest, it does sell buttons, but not just loose. Many things in this shop were decorated with buttons! Hairbrushes, notebooks, jewellery etc. There were also gorgeous scarves, fabric, oh many things. We loved it!