We had a wonderful day at Penshurst Place today, where the photo opportunities are endless.
I really liked this picture that I caught through some interesting twisted branches.
Thanks to my fabulous Mum and Dad we spent Easter weekend in the beautiful seaside town of Whistable. We only discovered this quaint little town last year and we are so happy that we did. Whistable has so much to offer, you will find something new everytime you visit. We started off our trip with a pit stop at our favourite little coffee shop which is nestled between the abundance of shops where you can pick up anything from beautiful one off clothing, wonderful gifts, fantastic children’s clothes, scrumptious food and so much more. Ready and refulled we made our way down to the harbour which is famous for it’s seafood, especially their delicious oysters. This is where we would be spending our weekend in a wonderfully converted fishermans hut right on the seafront. Once inside we were really taken back by the fabulous way they had been converted and the views from the bedroom were breathtaking. There was everything you could need for your stay there and we were really looking forward to everything we were going to be getting up to in the weekend ahead. So we quickly unpacked the car and set off to explore a little more! Unfortunately we weren’t blessed with great weather for the first day, but that didn’t stop up skimming stones across the water, collecting shells and watching all the splendid boats. We finished off our first day by grabbing some fish and chips and award winning doughts from the hut right outside where we were staying and cosying up for the night. The huts are run on a bed and breakfast basis so after a good nights sleep we took a short walk to the Hotel Continental where we were able to pick from a vast selection of breakfast items whist taking in another great sea view. We burnt off some calories by taking a long walk out on a great stretch of beach that cuts into the sea. From there we took another short walk to Whistable Castle which had very pretty grounds and a fab playground for the children. For our final evening we went to the Royal Native Oyster Stores which was by far the best fish resturant I have ever visited. The food was outstanding, the decor was beatiful, the staff were super friendly and catered for all our allergy needs and finally they were extremely child friendly which I was not expecting. The sun joined us for our final day so we made the most of it by having an Easter egg hunt on the beach and soaking up the sun whilst doing a spot of unsuccessful crabbing! Sorry to have bombarded you with so many photos but we really did have a fabulous weekend and I wanted to show you that England really does have some fantastic seaside towns that you can get away to and enjoy the simple things in life.