A Retro holiday for Retro people.
For my birthday we popped to Broadstairs and Margate for two days and one night. These classic British seaside hoidays are exactly as they were in the 1960's when I spent every summer here in my relatives guest house. We got up early, packed the car and headed off in search of sand, seagulls and sea.
|Top left is Bleak House, Charles Dickens lived here, its now a hotel|
|My Mum, this may have been before I was born in the 50s|
|as an 8 year old I thought this fountain was amazing !!!|
|this little girl was very brave to carry all these|
While Charles Dickens lived here he wrote several books, we stayed in his bedroom at Bleak House which is now a hotel and right next door to our room was his study overlooking the sea. His original desk and chairs are still there.The bedroom now boasts "a bed which Queen Victoria slept in twice" when it was at another address in Rochester.
In the evening we ate at Restaurant 54, which funnily enough was someones age, who, not me surely. Can highly recommend the food there.
The Broadstairs Folk Week was in full swing so music was pouring out of every bar until the wee small hours, the bustling streets were full of Morris Dancers and lots of other strangely dressed types, we did actually run into a drunken sailor wearing a Pirates hat.
|Queen Victoria slept in this bed twice !|
|cupcake tea rooms|
There is a lovely little area around Market Place full of Vintage shops and tea rooms. We loved Dolly Millers.
|through the window of Dolly Millers|
|the owner of Margate Retro is quite a character|
|every bit of wall and ceiling is covered in a pattern made up from different shells|
Wishing we were all here but glad to be home with the cats.