Over the County Line to Kent

Bexhill on Sea sits in the county of East Sussex.  Not too far away is the county of Kent, often known as The Garden of England because so much of the UKs fruit and vegetables (not to mention hops for beer making) is grown here.

A few weekends ago we celebrated our 7th anniversary. It actually falls on 11th November which many people here in the UK know as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day in honour of those who died in action and to commemorate the end of the First World War (the War to End All Wars…if only) at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.  A notable date for many reasons.

We headed over from East Sussex to Kent to stay in the beautiful fishing village of Whitstable, famous in particular for its Whitstable oysters.

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On the morning of 11th we went to nearby Canterbury, a beautiful medieval city and saw some moving Remembrance Day ceremonies.

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We even managed to get into the Cathedral during the service, but it was packed so we retreated to admire from the outside.

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We had two beautiful meals in local restaurants.

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We ate oysters out in the cold winter sunshine.

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Look, they recycle their shells, how clever is that? Not sure what they do with them though!

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We walked along the sea walk to the harbor.

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Admired the beautiful choice of fish for sale.

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Of course, Big Man enjoyed a pint of the local beer.

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And we ate a curiously quirky but wonderfully delicious dessert of Blue Cheese Ice Cream. I´m determined to work out how to make it (unless anyone has a recipe) as I imagine it would be incredible with walnuts, honey, figs, dates etc as an alternative to Christmas pudding.

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Of course, all good things must come to an end. Back to work Chica and Big Man!

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