Sunday, 17 May 2015

A day in Margate, Botany Bay and Ramsgate

Inside the Turner Contemporary Gallery Margate
 

 



 On the hour for 15 minutes the public can play the cymbals
 
The outside view of the gallery with cafe


 

 The Chalk Stacks at Botany bay
 

 
We went from Botany Bay to Ramsgate to visit a Landmark Trust property that is a holiday let. It was built by Pugin in the Gothic style.

 The view from his desk
 
Over the fireplace

Stained glass window in the Chapel

Lovely Dresser




Another great view

 One of the bedrooms
 


The back view of the house


 
We then walked into the town and passed these two lovely terrace houses. They had a great view over the North sea,

 Ramsgate Marina
 




I loved this old car with teddy!!

 The Ramsgate Home for Smack Boys Founded 1818
( The Smack Boys were very young boys, some as young as 10, many from the workhouse in Minster, who worked on the fishing smacks. This was in the days when Ramsgate had a large fishing fleet)
 


Wow a photo of me!!
 
 
If you are interested in renting a Landmark Trust property, short breaks in a restored Historic building, go here. They are a charity that gives new life to castles, forts, follies, towers and cottages.
 
We had a great day out, the drive was about 2 hours each way but the weather was lovely. We had a lovely lunch in the Botany Bay Hotel and afternoon tea in the Arch along by the Marina in Ramsgate.
 Hope you have enjoyed seeing the photographs, I love sharing them and showing off my Beautiful England!!
 
Today we have been out locally with friends to Merrist Wood College Open Day:- It is a college for 
  • horticulture
  • floristry
  • landscaping
  • garden design
  • animal care
  • countryside
  • golf course and landscapes maintenance and enhancement
  • sports turf maintenance and enhancement
  • arboriculture
  • equine studies.
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    There was so much to see and do, it was a great day out.







    This car has been used in the filming of "Miss Marple"
     
    I hope you have had a great weekend like us?

     

     


     

    Tuesday, 28 April 2015

    Sunday in the garden

    Tulip

    Tulip

    Tulip

    Tulip

    Tulip

    Anemone

    Inside the tulip

    Tulip

    Kerria

    Azalea

    Fritillaria

    Pieris

    Newly planted Azalea


    Collages of the flowers



     
    Photo's edited in Picasa and Smart Photo Editor, enjoy, we certainly do seeing them in the garden!!