A quickie in Kent

07/01/2008

As usual, it was too brief, too wonderful, and too relaxing. Four days in the Weald felt like four weeks in heaven... thanks to the kind care of Jill and Penny at the Lion Lodge in Hythe.

We enjoyed family time, ate chicken pie from the Maids of Honour, managed to shop at Waitrose (double cream delight), drank litres of tea, cruised from Canterbury to Rye and even stopped in Dungeness.

Above is my dream house, the rubber-clad Conder cottage near Derek Jarman's house. It is apparently owned by a couple from London for use as a weekend house and has a silver Airstream caravan for a guest room. Perfection!

I will now spend the next weeks working off the outcome of my daily Full English, which I miss already.

7 messages:

callmesig said...

Ohhh... the full English. Ages since I've had one unfortunately.

Lula de Montes said...

Well, it looks like that was my last bash on the food train... Back to healthy from tomorrow.

suburbanmum said...

Oh you were just up the road from my parents! They're in Rye - well Playden, which is at the top of the hill to the north of Rye. They can see Derek Jarman's house (and Dungeness Power Station!) from their living room windows, and all the way to Dover on a good day.

Lula de Montes said...

I'm officially jealous now. I love that area of England. Stopped for tea at Simon the Pieman's again. The George did not look lulachildproof... I am checking out property prices in Dungeness as we speak.

Fresco said...

The full English, now that's what I call a breakfast! Along with a cup of PT Tips tea and I'm in heaven.

(I've seen the Nigellabus in London! :-))

callmesig said...

I'm also from outside Canterbury! It's a small world after all.

Lula de Montes said...

@Fresco: yes, rather the same here. Unfortch this morning it was a bit of a case of "scale says no". Groan.

@Sieg: my dad grew up in the quiet hamlet of Barnehurst. Kent was also the first thing that we always saw as we did (and do) get off the ferry. Pretty rocky crossing yesterday but it beats the chunnel for nostalgia.

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