Today is my Mum’s birthday and despite having to work in the morning, we managed to use up the afternoon by visiting a town close by my hometown called Whitstable, a seaside town on the North Kent coastline.
The one thing I love about this town is the small, cute shops. Every shop has a unique presence. In a strange way it feels like going back in time, maybe vintage is the word I’m looking for. I like how that town’s keep their traditional values, such as their trade commodities which helped develop the town in the first place. Oysters are still a large part of Whitstable’s trade and community.
It has a beautiful harbor with lots of restaurants filled with the local seafood, not just oysters. I’m not a fan of them myself. Every year Whitstable hosts its own Oyster festival with eating contests and other various events, good fun for everyone not just oyster lovers.
Something that definitely is mind and my Mum’s cup of tea, is this most adorable tea room in Whitstable where they serve the best cream tea’s! We walked in and the waitress whether we would like whilst we were sitting in the garden out back, and she told us much to our delight that the scones had just come out of the oven. There is nothing more delicious then freshly baked scones with butter, cream and jam I can tell you. Obviously not healthy, but a well deserved Sunday treat!
So on Thursday I get my university results for year one, and if I’m perfectly honest I’m worried stiff. Everyone is telling me it will be fine and that “the first year doesn’t count,” which is true but I need to pass by 40% in each module and it may sound daft but I’m worried I haven’t even done enough to achieve that. Like I’ve said before however, its out of my control and I have so much to look forward to.
I purchased myself and Mum tickets to see The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre in London for Thursday as her birthday present, and then on Friday I’m spending the weekend at Center Parc’s with the family and my best friend Mollie.
Oh and I also couldn’t resist buying a book to take my mind off everything. A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing by Eimear McBride, a book I’ve wanted to read for some time now and I finally have it thanks to Harbor Books in Whitstable. So overall I have had a good weekend, and it isn’t quite over yet!