Friday

Sunny seaside town of Margate

Last week I went to the lovely town of Margate to visit my lovely friend Alix. So Margate does have it's not-so-nice parts, but the old town and little streets have the most perfect shops and haunts. There are few little shops that have the most precious things, old suitcases and books, pretty kitchen accessories, vintage finds etc. Next time I visit I will have my purse prepared and an empty car.

I traveled down with our friend Suz and we listened to old O.C soundtracks from our school days and had a good catch up. After surprising Alix at her door, and having little snuffle hugs with Pig, we ventured into town. We had a little wander around the Turner gallery and then a little nose around the shops.
After wanting to buy far too many treasures, and resisting, we had  a delightful burger at The Greedy Cow.
After we let our tummies settle from the huge burgers we went next door to The Cupcake Cafe for a banana milkshake. This little cafe is filled with beautiful floral china and other trinkets that you can purchase. It is so pretty. After visiting the centre a little way down the road and having a tea and apple juice, we said our farewells to Suz. Got into our pyjamas, planned some Berlin adventures and watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower... whilst snacking on too many biscuits.
After a lazy morning we went back into town for brunch at The Cupcake Cafe. I had crumpets, a raspberry shake and a huge slice of homemade coconut and lime cake. Delicious... and full tummy aches. Again.
It was lovely being surrounded by Alix' beautiful home and the pretty town and sea air, that I really did not want to come home. I do love certain aspects of my house, but it is not my home and I so desperately wish to own my own little nook. There is only so much you can do in a rented property.
We also had a lovely conversation about weddings and children and escaping the country. Which kind of changed my life... seriously, this girl is my long lost sister. So I have decided I'm just going to live in her shed so I see her all the time, and the Prince can visit every so often.

11 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect little trip, and those milkshakes look delicious.

    xo

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  2. Lovely pics! I´d like to visit Margate, heard it´s almost as fashionable as Brighton. Anyway I miss the UK!

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  3. this place looks so beautiful, these pictures are amazing.

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  4. I totally agree. I get so frustrated with renting sometimes, because I want to start changing wall colors, putting holes in the wall, and all that jazz. This place looks wonderful! I am totally going to make a banana shake tonight to drink whilst watching a movie. Have a gorgeous weekend!

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  5. I used to be a teacher in margate and my walk to work was less forgiving and involved scary dark streets and run down council houses. I was always at work till late at night and from 6am so I never explored and just presumed that margate was scary and run down. This has inspired me to leave canterbury for a day and actually go and explore margate and see the beautiful places here. All these places look lovely. Thank you :) xxx

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  6. Everything looks so quaint and lovely. That shop looks ace - I'd want to buy everything!

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  7. this looks like the sweetest little town! how fun. and that cake looks SO GOOD <3

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  8. Such a gorgeous post! It's been such a long long time since I last visited the seaside, this post makes me feel very nostalgic♪ Living in rented accommodation can be convenient but having your own home that you are free to change to suit your own family sounds so perfect (though it is a distant dream for me!)
    x

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  9. Such pretty images <3 I've only been to Margate once, wish I'd known about all these amazing places! xxx

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  10. Such beautiful pictures - I've never been to Margate but it looks seriously picturesque and the shops look so quaint. Sounds like you had a marvellous time!

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  11. This looks like the cutest town! Great pictures, the cafe looks absolutely adorable. Think I shall have to go for a visit. :) xx

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