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Sunday Sundries: A Surprise Trip to Margate

When your bezzie mate turns thirty it’s time to kidnap her and take her on a trip to the seaside and luckily we had the only summery day of the year. Margate is a lovely place to go for the day, a little bit ramshackle but lovely. We had a swim, went for walks, had some cockles, saw a bit of art at the Turner Contemporary and did a bit of chazzing. No massive charity shop gems, but the Lifeboat pub was a real find, amazing selection of ales and cide and some pretty good grub too, CAMRA members take note: they will take your Wetherspoons vouchers (I realise this is probably meaningless to about 99.9% of my readers, soz guyz!)

The Shell Grotto is another Margate must-see, but it’s so amazing I’ve dedicated a whole separate post to it so you’ll have to wait and see…







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  • Steve salter

    Home sweet home.

  • Mia

    Love the pics!

  • http://twitter.com/mat_buckets Matthew P

    looks so sweeeeet there, never been, not even close. what are cockles like then?

  • Anonymous

    Really good with a splash of vinegar and some white pepper!

  • Anonymous

    You’ll have to give me the locals’ tour one day, did you grow up in the shell grotto?

  • Anonymous

    Cheers Mimi! We should go togeths one day

  • Reemlook

    Love your pictures! Best blog I’ve seen in a long while.
    For Fashion & Beauty check out http://www.reemlook.co.uk

  • http://twitter.com/MargateRedditor Reddit /r/Margate

    Ah you have a picture of my house – Darlington Heights. If I’d known you were coming I would have waved out of the window to you.

    Also : thanks for writing something nice about our town and, if you like a charity shop (and who doesn’t except for my mortified children), message me next time you’re down and I’ll tell you where all the best ones are !

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    [...] Secret Shell Grotto You may remember my post about Margate a few weeks back and what a lovely day out it was. One of the highlights of the day was a trip to [...]

  • Casper

    Can’t wait to come here and visit the beloved ghost train!!!!!!!!!!! :p

  • Casper

    Can’t wait to come here and visit the beloved ghost train!!!!!!!!!!! :p

  • Casper

    Can’t wait to come here and visit the beloved ghost train!!!!!!!!!!! :p