Thursday 24 December 2020

Feliz Navidad Tomato Potato Prawns



Kind Prawns cooked

Tin of chopped tomatoes 



Garlic ( one clove crushed or dried Garlic granules )


Put the tin go tomatoes in a dish 

Add a teaspoon of Smoked Paprika

Add some garlic 

add the prawns

Layer of sliced potato on top ( you can par boil the potatoes)

Plonk in oven for 40 minutes 180 c

Thursday 17 December 2020

How to Deal With Those Blighters Called Sprouts

How to deal with those blighters called sprouts 
Chop of the bottom of the sprouts 

Throw some butter in a pan and sauté them 
along with some carrots 

do this for about 10-12 minutes then throw in some stock and voila 

You’ve conquered those sprout blighters 

Salt and pepper to taste 

Courtesy of my kamikaze cooking 

I’ve just served mine with chicken potatoes and parsnips

Photos are Like The Ghosts Of Christmas Past

 I caught myself in the mirror the other day as the mirror seems to be the only one capturing my image at the moment and it is only a fleeting hold.Wouldn't it be be beautiful if our memories danced on held within the world of the mirror like a pictorial book for ever posterity.If you catch yourself thinking gosh wasn't I youthful or beautiful then .. then stop you still are and your worth goes further than skin deep.Do let yourself be captured on images as it is so important and self reflection is one of the things that lets us grow.You can have all the Christmas blogging guides in the world telling you to buy this or that or go do this experience but I tell you go capture within your current covid tier rules the world around you.It could be that banana bread recipe that failed or that puzzle that had the missing piece in it.

I am forever in posterity with ones that have gone and ones that are still here , here I am prior to my diagnosis of autism bucking the trend that autistic people don't smile.But with kind hearts and loving moments I do smile and I am smiling now as I keep looking back on the time that was and the time that will be.

Photos can be like the ghosts of Christmas past in the best possible way , so go get captured and remember to live laugh and learn.

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Appliances Of Doom 2020

 I think there is an almanac somewhere foretelling of the trauma my household appliances will behalf in 2020 as I am sure I have been cursed by the technology fairy I mean how else can you explain it all !Well it first started with the dishwasher that just up and died with no warning and on a Sunday roast day too I mean talk about rudeness ! SO a new dishwasher was ordered and well that in itself was fraught with trouble as they delivered the wrong one and then it took such a long time to get the correct one.

Drama over or SO we though for then the kettle decided to have a nervous breakdown and I had to order a new one and the new kettle is wonderful it is one of those old fashioned types but cordless and reminds you of the one that your Nan used to have.

But wait roll on a few lockdown pandemic months and low it acme to pass that the oven decided to blow up in a strop and so we had to go to the fish and chip shop that dad.And we had n oven for a few days we could have had it sooner but we didn't want to shell out the extra £5 to get it here sooner.

All was quiet in the house nothing stirred not even a mouse till the other day I decided to ue the tumble dryer ) sorry polar bears ) and wouldn't you know it the door fell off.SO we have had to order a new one , I am not saying I am cursed but I am now whispering sweet nothings to my washing machine and fridge freezer and I think my husband is starting to have a complex not only over this but all the appliances going BOOOM BOOM BOOM .

PS I also managed to run over the cable of the vacuum and shredded  the outer cable .... 

SO if you need me I will be weeping in a corner !

Have you had worse luck than me with appliances of late ?

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Art Prints From Ink And Drop

 Tea is my motivation that and cats .. ( adds in so is my family if they're reading this. ) 


It is to easy far to easy to get lost in the sands of time at the minute and that is very hard to do in the rubbish year that is 2020 if 2020 was a pizza it would have Pineapple on it I am sure of it.Tea is the drink that gets me going and I could drink it all day long.This is the year of not exchanging Christmas presents with family but instead buy yourself something and reveal it on Christmas Day.Now I am rubbish at buying stuff for myself and I will only buy stuff if I really need it and with the financial squeeze of this year it is really important to budget.

Quirk I have alway been about the quirk in fact it is my middle name or it would be instead of Samantha I have an irrational dislike to my middle name which is squashed in there between my first name and my surname.Recently I was sent a couple of prints recently from Ink and Drop they're a small family run business My prints wrapped up in brown paper arrived so well packaged in a cardboard tube . The high quality imagery is printed onto 230gsm matt fine art paper.And of course they use the latest high quality equipment and archival fade resistant ink and this all creates the beautiful prints you will receive.

Prices start from just £13 abs go up according to the size 

I am planning to put these prints in the study or mancave where Mr T goes to do his photo editing or maybe just avoid the DIY job s I have planned !

So if you're in the market for an interior pick me up then please do head over to Ink and Drop as Im sure they're bound to have something you love.

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Only Fools Rush In

 Only fools rush in they say and mop themselves into a corner and they same goes I have to say for tidying the garage , I just went in one for one thing and four hours later I had tidied myself into a corner.I think garages are the elephants graveyards of the home because stuff fit either goes in the loft or if it comes out the loft it goes into the garage.And the stuff you do keep if the stuff of your kids and the stuff you hope they'll take with themselves when they leave home ( son is still at home eating out of honey nut cornflakes )

I have sorted loads of stuff out and been busy eBaying , it is amazing what people will buy and as they say 

"One mans trash is another man's treasure "

And I am awfully good at spotting things in charity shops and buy it for myself and then sell it on when I am bored of it and want to change the decor , that way it keeps my decor fresh and I love being an eclectic sort of person.Yes I miss charity shops and the mooching round in them and also I miss antique shops and the like.

Tuesday 10 November 2020

The Snippings Of Autumn

It is Autumn and I find myself thinking how the Dickens do we get to here but here are we none the less , I have my supermarket order set up so hopefully fingers crossed I won't have any problems getting what I need although there does seem to be panic .After months and months of trimming my hair myself .. I say trim more like cut then trim trim trim , having gone from long hair ( to my shoulders ) to a bob my hair was starting to look wayward.So wayward in fact that my hair could have set up its own progressive rock band and had a number 2 hit mainly because it was held of the top spot by some catchy tripe that will end the singers royalties for years to come.

Did not really do much at the weekend other than watch the rugby as my family had it on and drop some Savlon off to my Father In Law and show his 95 year old near sighted partner how to operate their new washing machine.It is well worth remembering that the little things we do in our indepeendce is so vital to our well being and our mental health.

Monday 9 November 2020

Win An Apron


Get your flour at the ready one because it is Lockdown 2 , I have the opportunity for you to win this lovely apron By Phillipa Bandurek Bradbury, she is a wonderful artist who is based in Cambridgeshire.Within her art she works in ink, watercolours and acrylics.I admire anyone with an artistic talent though me avoiding the washing up is not going to pass for  Tracey Ermin art instalment.Anyway back go Phillipa's art ! You can see Philippa's work both on her instagram page  and her Etsy page 

The apron is 65% cotton and 35% polyester and has an adjustable neck and waist straps as well as a handy double pocket on the front. You can also buy a greetings card in the same hare design and is priced at £16.99

This pretty item also comes as part of a deluxe hare themed gift box. The gift box contains which costs £29.99:

  • Hare Apron-Printed with adjustable neck strap and waist strap, and pocket at front.
  • 3 x Hare note cards/greeting cards. Blank for your message
  • Beautiful unframed watercolour hare print(A5 size) printed on 300gsm silk card

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Friday 6 November 2020

Shop Online To Help Businesses This Christmas

Lockdown 2 sounds like a straight to release Jason Statham film but the reality is far from that and my humour is one of the things that keeps me going .If you’re one of those who are struggling for someone to talk to online then please do reach out seek help.I am constantly talking about my feelings and some might say you shouldn’t do that but bah to them . I think as they say don’t suffer in silence a problem shared and all that. I feel so sorry for all the small and big businesses that have had to shut their fours again , I think and hope we can all do this if we all pull together and people don’t pull against the system.If your a business that sells online then please do contact me I might order from or I might not but I’ll probably know someone who would love to. 

1. The beautiful Etsy page from Philippa Bandurek Bradbury is a must and I am in awe of her talent and I only wish I could draw like that , so please do look at her Etsy page and she if there is a gift you'd like send someone the Christmas or a treat maybe for yourself.And as a treat for you all Monday the 9th of November I have the opportunity for you to win one of the aprons.And Jane Willis from Onions and Parer blog reviews a Hare Christmas Box that is available in Phillipas's Etsy shop.

2 And you might not have the money to totally revamp your bathroom at the minute but what about some towels , Allure do some really beautiful towels and I assure you that their towels are top quality and you will really appreciate the indulgence of them as a quality item they will last very long time.Also they do weighted blanket 

3. This lovely little independent shop called Podarok they're an a ward winning gift boutique in the Cambridge arts quarter they have everything to suit your budget from small to that extrgance price that you know you truly deserve.

4 Natural looking jewellery is available from 
Photofinish jewellery

5 My friend Emma has aEtsy store where you can pick up
personalised gifts

6 And a long time much loved school friend Gail who is an incredible artist has a stunning Etsy page where ehe sells her work , she has produced artwork also for many books and is currently in the process of doing pottery

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Travel And The Memory Of

 This will be the first year in how ever many years that I have not got abroad , my passport is gathering dust and my husbands will need renewing soon and my suitcases have't a clue just as I haven't when I will get to travel again.At first when the holiday to Corfu got cancelled it was a bit heavy sigh you know that sort of sigh when you've run out of tea bags and you know then it is a real emergency.Travel is mostly importantly memories to fall back on especially in these pandemic times where we are all just trying to make sense of the world .You could give yourself a little boost and print of some of your holiday pictures onto canvas or perhaps a mug.I have literally just drunk out of a mug with the coliseum in Rome on it.I am not sure if even I will get abroad next year as who knows with this Pandemic but one thing I can be certain of is I will not let it make me a prisoner and I will do everything I can to be me and to help other people within the current rules and guidelines.

You could also relive memories by looking where you 've been on YouTube or you could plan a trip for the future and live it through Youtube and whilst you're doing this you could sample local cuisine by cooking some dishes that you might eaten or have indeed eaten. A not going abroad year doesn't have to be boring especially as there is so much to see within our own beautiful country take for example my flying visit over the weekend to Cragside or my holiday earlier this month to Boscastle.There is isn't any point moping I don't think yes please do have feet stamp but why not go and do in the current beautiful Autumn canvas we have about us.

A bit of self reflection never did anyone any harm and I shall be doing more of that when oh joy of joy my new kettle is here and my kettle brings me so much joy.But what I won't be doing is baking with Matcha or aka green snot like they've been doing on #GBBO this week it just looks and tastes vile.And of course it is lovely to listen to some Classical music and it soothes my soul just like tea does.I thought I might struggle to write of late but no I don't think I am , and I believe writing is so important as is my own individuality.And being home more has given me more time to appreciate the beauty of out seasons though I don't quite appreciate the rain choosing to rain just on me everytime that I go out to shop.

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Cragside National Trust In The Autumn Light

 Come one and all to Autumn 

Put aside your worries and woes

Stand still for a minute and let that minute melt into a hour or two

There is joyful competition in Autumn amongst the trees

Come and see the Autumn light in the Northumbrian beauty that is Cragside and you will return then I can guarantee you that just as an artist continually assesses and apraises their own beauty that is their painting.

Thursday 22 October 2020

It’s Still The Pandemic Blog Post

 The pandemic is still about and as much as I have tried to ignore it it is still here evident in our daily lives as we have to wear masks when we go into shops etc and visit places.I crave normality and I have implemented as much as I can a bit of a routine to try and keep to it, though the days months and weeks and days all sort of merge into one at times. And if you do have fun all be it safely it is somehow a crime and you shouldn't be doing it, honestly no one is going to ever forget these times and it is certainly a marker in history.

But !

I could break into song and sing 

"There ain't nothing like a Dame "

But there isn't anything like crafting , I am slowly getting back into intro as something my attention span on tasks can waiver but slowly slowly is the way but one thing I have discovered is my short coming s in the word of crafting pens , I really don't think the felt tips I have are quite putting it.And I really think I do need a nice new set which I am sure will pay be back with joy and saving money on buying cards.I am not sure what month it is to be honest and I am sure I should be crafting some Easter cards ... though I have been kindly informed it is indeed October and how did that even happen.

Tuesday 6 October 2020

Rocky Valley National Trust Cornwall You Can Visit For Free

Rocky Valley is an easy under an hour walk although if you’ve mobility issues you might want to make sure you’ve assistance.The walk offers stunning views as you follow a stream through a rocky gorge type of valley.

1. The walk starts near to the entrance of Trevillet holiday cottages , there is parking nearby in a lay-by for around 4-5 cars.After parking cross over the road to the holiday cottages and follow the signposted footpath.Cross the footbridge to enter the woodlands.

2. Keep going till you reach the remains of Trwvillet Mill nearby you’ll find some ancient stone carvings said to date to 1400-1800 BC

3 Continue to explore and then return back at your leisure.

To quote the National Trust 

 “Rocky Valley was formed by running water along a fault line which is the reason for its steep-sided appearance. The valley has cauldrons, waterfalls, and gorges and is recognised for its special features in a number of ways. Rocky Valley is a part of the Tintagel-Marsland-Clovelly Coast SAC (Special Area of Conservation), Cornwall AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Heritage Coast and a RIGS (Regionally Important Geological/Geomorphological Site). “

Sunday 4 October 2020

Rule breaking

Everyone loves a gentle rule breaker and I don’t mean anything criminal , I mean going against the norm .I’ve always been a gentle rule breaker and the worse thing you can do is to tell me no because I’ll go out the way to prove I can like being told I quite simply shouldn’t marry I’m October well nearly 23 years on I’ve proved them wrong in that one.Then there was the one where you shouldn’t holiday In Cornwall in October and again I say “ Knickers “ to that one to hell with the in crowd.Yes we all love the sunshine and yes it makes everything better but so does going again the grain.

Padstow In The Rain

It’s wetter than a Fisherman’s haddock out there and you can guarantee the moment I leave my holiday there will be glorious sunshine.But rain doesn’t matter as long as you’ve family or something that makes you happy be it books tea or that bough of a branch that dangles down.

Rain gives us another dimension to life ! and as this is the year of the obvious staycation then I don’t mind a bit of rain as long as I get some sunshine at some point.

Friday 2 October 2020

Lobster Pots And Fishermen in Boscastle

Lobster Pots and fishermen in Boscastle

Come to Boscastle and you’ll see the sky maybe it’s Cornwall and it has license to rain , relaxation doesn’t have a price.Lobster pots and fishermen is all I see a time old job steeped in history.I diverted the journey to the shop for teabags to stop and stare at Lobster pots and fishermen.

The magical thing about Cornwall is the ability to let you relax as soon as you get there .I’m half Cornish myself with my family on my dads side going back over 500 years in Cornwall.Cornwall is a state of mind and a state of the heart.

Saturday 26 September 2020

A Reason To Enter Competitions

I was lucky enough to win some towels fro, Allure Bath fashion which has saved me from buying some and in these strange economic times everything helps.I do love comping and I’ve written before about the friendships it has bought me and some great experiences from going to the Paralympic opening ceremony to taking my late cat on holiday .

And you can't put a price on friendship ( card courtesy of Jane Willis ) 
you can visit Janes,s blog here

and without that friendship I wouldn't have ended up entering other competitions from winning cash for my school where I used to work to holidays in Berlin and Amsterdam.And then there is the towels winning such items as I mentioned helps with saving the pennies are those are the pennies which I can put towards essential bills , I truly believe that comping helps in the great circle of life ( but with out the lions and catchy soundtrack sung by Elton John)

And I don't enter everything under the son although once some horse feed did turn up and I am allergic to horses ( I have ended up in hospital because of them due to my asthma )

And going back to the friendship aspect it is very important to me to keep those online friendships going and I have met many people along the way often in real life too like the lovely Jane I went to the opening ceremony of the Paralympics in 2012 . We nearly got ushered in Boris Johnson as VIPS but then they cottoned on to us and we went through the commoners entrance.

Friday 25 September 2020

Just Simply The Cat

 The house is quiet almost nothing stirs but for the cat

 that is black and who slinks right back 

to the spot I have just been sitting contemplating the cat 

who contemplates me as I contemplate the silence 

broken by a meow

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Two Years Since My Autism Diagnosis

 It is two years since my Autism diagnosis and nothing has changed other than I am still the same person , I don't expect anything from my diagnosis except that it is more me .I am still the same person I was before the diagnosis and the diagnosis gives me validity to how I feel.You don't have to get a diagnosis for your autism to be accepted but that is a whole different debate.I think being diagnosed now especially when you're younger does make things easier in accessing services and education but still there is a gaping hole within this sector.If I had being diagnosed when I was lounger then I think I would have ended up at a special school which would not have been suitable for my needs.Where as what I needed was helping in actually mapping out my ideas etc because I can have all the knowledge and know all the detail but not necessarily know how to commit that idea to paper.

When I was younger and life was in the moment I clung to those feeling s and moments of friendship and couldn't understand why I was shunned before I had even spoken it was if I had given off some sort of vibe .Children are awfully perceptive and they will be point blank with you most of the time and myself being left out was just one of those things that shouldn't have been.I would be punched and kicked and called names and there was nothing anyone could do , it was very much like Lord of Flies at school and though there were pockets of niceness school was pure hell.Not even my intelligence could save me as I moved to the higher set but maths was a no go as I can not handle numbers.You learn to play the game and you mask and you try to blend it but you just don't get it because you give social signals that people just don't understand.

It goes like this I can take and talk and think I am explaining myself but it is like I am talking say a multitude of languages all at once with people saying 

"What are you trying to say ?"

Interaction is both my nemesis and my want it is quite frankly like magnets repelling .

This is why I loved acting as a child and an adult I could be something I was nod and no one said otherwise but sadly I couldn't take it at GCSE as moving to a higher set it clashed with my GCSE choice.

Camouflaging is a way of autistics coping with the world but it comes with a great social cost, including heavy exhaustion and extreme anxiety.And one of the costs of this is not working which I did for many years as SEN teaching assistant amongst working in the cvil service but again in many of my jobs it was the situation where like the wounded gazelle I was hounded out of the job because I just didn't fit the social click.

And I was just about reclaiming my way in the world with helloing as a volunteer in a school and going to choir then who would have guessed a pandemic struck.

Walking For Relaxing

Walking I’ve been doing a lot of walking everywhere as well it’s free and it keeps me active and my mind in fine fettle.My mind hasn’t been in fine fettle it’s been under attack again from outside forces and just about every time I settle the outside influences reared their ugly head to harass me.And it can take me days to recover and then wham it happens again just as I felt happy again and every time I felt was the last time it wasn’t .But I’m a bottom of the tea cup optimist in so much as I feel that there tea cup can be filled up again .

Walking has a unique slowness to it if you do wish and I love being absorbed by it and letting my minds eye get captured.

Thursday 10 September 2020

How To Make Reading A Book Feel Like A Nice Pair Of Slippers

There are some ground rules I think on this but saying that rules are there to be broken which adds to the fabric of life but please don’t do this in groups of more than six.

1 Familiarity 

Familiarity is often a safe bet as is choosing a murder mystery book it does exactly what it says on the tin or in this case book. Familiarity of a genre keeps you within your comfort zone whilst at times easing you out speed as if Miss Marple turned down Afternoon tea.Familiarity can also mean a place you’ve visited in early August myself and my husband visited Whistable and my lovely friend Jane knew immediately I’d love a book called Murder on the Downs set in Whistable. I love crime books as much as I love Kent as that is where my grandparents on both sides used to live, so it is an area I know very well and it has a very special place in my heart.

2 Make time

Time is like a pocket essential, we all lead busy lives and allowing out minds to decamp while reading a book is an absolute must.

3 Find your reading spot 

Your favourite spot might take a while to find but one spot I used to love was the library in a corner tucked away from the rest of the works with just me and a sea of discoveries in a book.We’d love a garden nook hidden away from the trials and tribulations of the day.

4 Wear what you like !

To feel relaxed you’ve got to feel comfortable in what you’re wearing unless your a naturist then you’ll be comfortable in your own skin.

5 Avoid popularity 

Everyone and everything is jostling for attention and your hard earned cash for you to buy their book but popularity can breed contempt at times .People see it as the in thing to read that book , I mean just look at 50 shades of  Grey ( charity shops are overrun with them )

Sunday 6 September 2020

Gardening As Relaxtion

I am finding gardening very relaxing and I do love a potter in the garden , I don't have acres and acres but I have a nice enough space to play about with and one think I won't compromise on is losing my lawn even though I don't mow it.I am slowly planting up the garden more and more and my approach to garden is to plant things where I think they will be best suited with Covid and lockdown this has brought a tighsqueeze on the garden spending due to a cut in my husband wages.

When we go to the garden centre I always back a beeline to the reduced section and more often or not I do come away with a plant or 3 but I always stick to a budget or you could go albsoteldy bananas .I have always been given tomato plants from my neighbour which have faired well but as a tomato parent I was worried at first that they were not fruiting and I had my neighbour baffled but hey didi need fruit. I learnt that tomatoes fruit from the bottom upwards and I have been feeding my tomatoes and while my neighbour was peering over the fence myself and myself moved the tomatoes to a more sunny spot.

The other area of the the garden I have been working on is the the area near the apple tree which sadly dropped all its apples over the months but I am hopeful for next year because well you do have to be hopeful.

I’ve been planting the garden up with bulbs and some have come from Lidl and some from B & M and yes sometimes it’s a case of you get what you pay for .Buy I’m willing to take a chance on them , I think plants are like people and sometimes you’ve just got to take a chance on them.

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Friday 28 August 2020

How Do You Keep Yourself Relevant To Today ?

Hello out there

I have just published a blog post which is the one prior to that and I thought about

" how do you keep yourself relevant to today "

I think the simple answer is you don't have to unless your face is your business and perhaps you're an international catwalk model , I mean the most thrilling thing I have done today is empty all the bon round the house ( exciting ) but that is relevant because I am actually getting up and doing something about it and then subsequently writing about it in this here blog post.

I did have some excitement when my garden waste bin was not collected for the second week period and I was a thing possessed firing off politely worded emails and result the bin got collected.I mean it was a only a few bin collection emails but I had such passion behind it and in this strange times any passion is a bonus I say.I hadn't blog for a week and no one noticed and nor should I expect them to ,  my cat however got some sexy requests over on Instagram and I have to say he is rather bemused by it all. Yes I know I know , I know my cat has an instagram account and no it isn't twee.

I do say what I feel and blog what I feel and there is no mystery in that , I am beyond my years and a wise old soul like a wizard trapped in a cat except I am not fluffy except for when I have not shaved my top lip.Not that I have a moustache that I can wax but if I did I would defiantly go for being in a Victorian curiosity side show and perhaps be able to do circus tricks as well.So I think I really think that keeping yourself relevant really does come down to being you and there is only one of you and it would be a shame to waste that.

My Mines Eye In Photography

My mines eye in photography is very important to me as it’s what makes me go oooooh with wonder at what I see and I rush of to capture it immediately.Though that’s been a little harder with social distancing but with places opening up with spaced out ticketed entry that is becoming somewhat easier.

When on a walk I tend to scan everything and everyone like a giant meerkat but not because I’m looking out for danger but I’m looking to see what catches my eye.Sometimes I’m hit immeasurably like a train with the view or shot and other times it is through my scanning of my surroundings.

And even before lockdown I was walking it’s a great form of exercise and when you’re out on a walk it’s like a anvil is lifted off your head ( bit like a cartoon character hit by an anvil )

Photography gives me a peace and acceptance of  being autistic and It helps me with my anxiety .

Friday 14 August 2020

A Cat Birthday Card

I made my good friend Jane a birthday card she’s 21 plus a little more for social distancing

I embossed the inner bit with a Happy Birthday on a piece of card

I then used a card blank and stuck on a Simon Drew postcard I clip holes through both pieces and card and tied together with ribbon 

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Staycationing In Kent

I have to admit I was awfully nervous about going away especially in this current climate but with my husband a key worker and working non stop , we felt a break was necessary.We though long and hard about where we should go and finally settled on Kent as we both know it so well and that’s where my late Grandparents used to live.But using points I had with Holiday inn I booked two nights near Canterbury, I also booked a time slot to go into Canterbury Cathedral one of those days.


This was where we started our Kent staycation arriving around midday just in time for a spot of lunch , Whsitable is a seaside town the North coast of Kent in South-East England , it is 5 miles North of Canterbury and 2 miles west of Herne Bay.Do check out places to park as we parked near the sea front and it was something like £2 a hour , I 'm pretty sure if you park further away you could grab yourself a bargain.Now if you go to Whitstable at the minute I would advise to take some cash for your eating and snack needs as some of the places we went to were only accepting cash which did seem a little odd in the current climate. You can do some lovely walks along the coast we walked round up to Tankerton Bay and nearly got to Herne Bay, when I am along the coast I could truly walk and walk for miles there is just something about it that embraces one.

Whistable Harbour 


Canterbury is a UNESCO World Heritage historic centre and the cathedral attracts visitors from all round the world. wee started our day milling round the city of Canterbury and it was not crowded and though it picked up later it still was not crowded and there is plenty of space to socially distance .We had plenty of time to wander around as we weren't booked into the cathedral till later on in the afternoon and Canterbury is a pure gem of a city never have I seen such a clear river and you can go punt trips down the river.

Canterbury Cathedral is the heart of the Church of England.The cathedral was founded in 597 AD by missionary St Augustine and over the years it was rebuilt by both the Saxons and the Normans.You can see where Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170 and also you can see the Toms of the Black Prince and Henry IV and be prepared to have your breath taken away by the impressive medieval stained glass windows.