Wednesday, 19 November 2014

These Quotes made me laugh

 ~ Spike

The best cure for Sea Sickness, is to sit under a

 ~ Emo

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for
me at kickboxing.
~ John

As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my
mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Margate's Christmas lights switch on

 Just got this from Turner Contemporary :-
Join us for Margate's magical Christmas lights switch on 
Margate starts the Christmas season with a festive event including carol-singing, music, and late night shopping, culminating in our lights switch on at 6pm.

Starting at 5pm at the bottom of the High Street at the Piazza, join the festive parade of singing and music, moving through the Old Town and arriving at Turner Contemporary. See magical Margate sparkle with glittering lights as our town's Christmas tree lights go on.

At the gallery, watch Stagecoach shooting stars perform a festive dance 5.30 - 5.45pm, Theatre Royal Margate's Beauty & the Beast panto cast countdown to the lights switch on at 6pm with a sing-song, there's a special visit from Father Christmas, and our cafe will be providing hot drinks, mince pies and turkey and cranberry sandwiches.

You'll be welcomed back into the gallery by our resident Big Sing choir performing Christmassy pop songs, then make festive folk decorations together with artist Zoe Murphy. 

Left shopping till the last minute? Don't worry, artist Bob and Roberta Smith has picked a range of Interesting Things to help find something for all your gift recipients.
Christmas lights switch on
Fri 28 Nov, 5 - 8pm

That's not all!

There are lots of events and celebrations happening in Margate during the festive period. 

Got to for full event listing.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

East Kent Mencap Quiz Night Success

Local learning disability charity, East Kent Mencap, were delighted to raise over £350 at their Charity Quiz Night last Friday 7 November.  Teams included staff from Westwood Cross, The Foreland School and the charity itself as well as many other friends and supporters. 

Fundraiser Jane Brooke said ‘We’ve been running quizzes for a couple of years now but this was our first time at Stonelees Golf Centre, who offered us their Saxon Suite for free, and it was great to be in such a smart, welcoming space.  They also donated a round of golf for the raffle, which proved very popular and helped to raise money to run more services for people with learning disabilities which are always needed.  We are already planning another quiz in the New Year.’
The photo shows the winning team ‘Lucy’s Gang’ enjoying their prize chocolates with Quiz Master and Mistress James and Teresa Lampert.
Stonelees Golf Centre are currently celebrating their 20th year and are supporters of local community work like East Kent Mencap.  EKM is a registered charity which works with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers to enable them to achieve the things they want out of life and to be valued, treated equally, listened and included.   Our services in Thanet include housing, community activities and social events. For more information please call East Kent Mencap on 01843224482 or email
Jane Brooke
Fundraising Manager
Working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers
East Kent Mencap |
01843-224482 |

Christmas trees in Cliftonville

I love the smell of a Chistmas tree. A real one not an artificial one. Over the many years I have had a real Christmas tree Heather and me have had loads of fun first going and choosing the tree. We have traipsed all over Thanet Ramsgate Broadstairs and Margate in search of the perfect specimen. And then comes the getting it home and set up. Fun is not a word I associate with decorating the tree so I leave Heather and the kids to do that. Now I am in my wheelchair I have the perfect excuse. I never did get the lights in the right spot so when the kids were able I stepped aside and supervised. Now I just watch. This year our tree will come from Honitons Christmas trees in Harold road in Cliftonville I am looking forward to a trip up to pick the tree, I will sit in the car and watch as Heather decides which one is best.
I understand they will only be stocking Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees which over the years I have found to be the longest lasting tree. The needles tend to stay attached longer than the less expensive trees. I have been showered by needles from the less expensive trees so speak from experience when I say they are worth the extra few pounds, I dont like digging pine needles out of the carpets in July.

Honitons Christmas Trees on Face book

Supplying prestigious in the Thanet area.