Sorry I have neglected my little blog, we’ve had a busy couple of weeks, but who hasn’t it’s the summer holidays!
We had a pretty epic family holiday to Disney earlier on in the year, so we’ve not been able to get away again, it’s been very hard watching everyone jetting offto exotic places.
We did however manage a few days away this week in Margate. MARGATE I hear you scream why on earth would you want to go to Margate?
Well actually as we pulled up on a less than desirable street, for our 2 night stay, we asked ourselves the same thing.
The flat we stayed in was absolutely beautiful and woderfully decorated, had it not been we might have hot footted it out of there. Click here to see/book
We soon discovered just one street over was the charming Old Town of Margate, Full of boutique shops, seriously cool people and some lovely places to eat and drink. All of this just moments from the beach, so close you can smell it.
It doesn’t look like much but when the tide is high, and the water is to his shoulders, he looks like a lost soul looking out to sea.
A very powerful image.
With Disney still ringing in our ears, dreamland didn’t really feel up to scratch, but actually it really is a great place, Charlie really enjoyed the rides and the buzzy atmosphere, and unlike so many attractions like this the food on offer was fantastic, a great mix of different street food.
If you’re local I can imagine it’s something you would forever be taking advantage of, although I believe it has only just reopened because the town was in decline and people stopped going, this is something that is very evident throughout Margate, it’s a very strange mix of the good and the bad, it’s so interesting to see the small sprouts forming, not just in the Old Town but throughout Margate people are investing, taking risks, there are some really great independent business all over, serving really great food and selling some very cool things.
Our favourite was Roost, such a great find and if you are ever in Margate please go, the food is wonderfully simple and done so well, the staff are friendly, even when you rock up with a kid and a dog, if you can, fight for the window seat and spend your visit gazing across the sea.
One last thing, something that will never change no matter how too cool for school this place may get. The sky, day and night is absolutely beautiful, and some of the sunsets we witnessed were breathtaking.
This really was an incredibly pleasant trip, we are already planning on going back.