Margate Meanderings --Catch Up

I am so behind with my blog posts. But instead of just forgetting it ever happened, I am still going to share them on here.
At the beginning of the month, Sebastian and I hopped on the train to Margate to look at a house that we had our eye on for quite some time. We don't quite have all our plans set in concrete just yet but we thought we should start the process none-the-less.
I am quite happy we did. Yes I fell in love with the house and sea views. Yes I wanted to pack my boxes and put all our money into the deposit. Yes I thought for a split second that we could defer the wedding for yet another year. But realistically it really is 'wrong timing'.
However I am still happy we started properly thinking about our future outside this crummy old town we were brought up in, and I honestly cannot wait.
Margate that day was full of people dressed in 1930s fashion, wandering the streets in groups with their red lipstick and bowties and 30s hairstyles. I felt I had accidentally stumbled on a film set. Perhaps I had!
We had a little wander around the vintage clothes boutiques and art gallery/gift shops and stopped for milkshakes and cakes. This being after we scoffed ourselves full of cheese and bacon toasties (Sebastian) and fish finger sandwiches (me). The cake was unnecessary but we did it anyway.
After purchasing a postcard or two, a vintage printing tray and using all of our loose change in the arcades, we got so entirely soaked from the mega downpour of rain and miniature stormy winds that we rushed to the train station and hopped on the next train home.
Alix had been staying with us for a bit at the time and she was still out at her mother's so we cooked some hot food, got into our comfy clothes and thick jumpers and snuggled up to a film. It was actually a perfect end to a really lovely- then super soaked day.

Minus the rain and crazy matted hair I had really enjoyed showing Sebastian all the lovely things about Margate. I really look forward to starting our married life there, and then shortly after, bringing our little humans up beside the seaside. I had never imagined it until then. I cannot wait.
^^^ This was taken BEFORE all the rain... I feel this is a true reflection on our time together. Period.


  1. I've never been to Margate but it looks absolutely lovely :)

    Your jumper is so pretty - love the colour!

    I eat a lot of unnecessary cake at the weekends ... that's what weekends are for though ;)

    Chloe x

  2. Awesome photos, I really want to visit this place some day. cakes and milkshakes are never too much!

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  3. What a lovely post, I really enjoyed reading all of your positive thoughts about the future and I wish you the best of luck xo

  4. I have never meandered around Margate but I think it looks like a lovely afternoon indeed! That lunch sounds exceedingly tasty, and I love a spell in the penny arcades, happy seaside memories!

  5. Aww, I visited Margate this summer for the first time and it made me want my own house by the sea. Very jealous that it might be your reality at some point.

  6. Now I feel like visiting Margate, wish it was closer

  7. To think that I lived in Kent for a while and never visited! I totally love the architecture in these photos

  8. What a lovely post! We had a family holiday in Margate every summer until I was well into my teens, I'm long over due a visit back!


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