One Saturday in August

A no-plans Saturday: a very rare thing.

What to do when there’s nothing we have to do?  We set off to the train station and headed to the seaside.  In carefree mode no train timetables were consulted in the making of the day’s outing and it took us to a shared journey down to Broadstairs with a lovely couple (and friends), who I had the pleasure of creating wedding flowers for a while back.

The train was packed as its Broadstairs Folk Week, which runs until 15 August.  We left our friends striding out to the seafront for their coastal walk to Margate, and sauntered down the High Street and then on to the beach.  Waves were chased.


Back up the hill on our return journey we stopped at The Old Bake House a lovely café on Serene Place for a fabulous cream tea served on mis-matched floral crockery.  A last push up the hill for the train home.  We pulled into Margate station to be met by our walking friends who by coincidence had picked the exactly same train (and carriage) to travel home in!

The view from The Old Bake House
The view from The Old Bake House

A day by the sea was then balanced by an evening in the countryside.  There’s nothing better than eating and drinking with friends in the Garden of England.





Until next time, happy flowers!

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