Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Beauty and the Beast Panto Theatre Royal Margate.

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Polka Dot Pantomimes - Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime

Theatre Royal Margate and Polka Dot Pantomimes proudly presents
Beauty and the Beast
Following the incredible success of last year’s Cinderella we are delighted to announce that the Theatre Royal will welcome …

Watching Monkey world in bed

I am in bed my MS has kicked me in the shins today and after getting dressed and trying to get downstairs I got as far as the bathroom but decided to go back to bed. So here I am laying in bed watching Monkey world and wondering why my legs wont work. My MS has knocked me for six in the last few  days, last night it affected my vision I has flashing lights in my eyes and had to sit in a darkened room to get rid of them. All in all I am having a rough few days so I doubt I will be sleeping in a few minutes as Jerry Springer has just come on.
I did sleep but now at 18:00 I am about to watch the news and I feel awful.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Ramsgate gets Guardian Travel Praise

I never saw it myself but the THANET GAZETTE has reported the Guardian featured Ramsgate in this weekends Travel section. Great news for Ramsgate which always has been a fantastic place to visit. I wrote a post about the Harbour Lights a few days ago CLICK HERE. We lived in Ramsgate when we first moved to Thanet thirty odd years ago and I hold the place dear in my heart. There are lots of fantastic eating establishments and hostelries and some marvelous hotels and guest houses. All in all I like the Guardian Newspaper recomend people to visit Ramsgate. When I first moved to Ramsgate I did I study of local history and Ramsgate has some great tales to tell and the Royal Harbour is fascinating.

East Kent Mencap’s drama group PANTO

Panto performance a success for adults with learning disabilities:
 
‘A Huge thank-you to everyone who supported us!’ was the overall response from East Kent Mencap’s drama group after performing to a crowd of nearly 150 people last Thursday (11th) at the Centre on Alpha Rd, Birchington.
 
Including the cast, 170 people came through the doors on the day – making “Beauty & The Beast” our most popular Christmas Panto to date.’ said Fundraising Manager, Jane Brooke -
 
‘The drama group have worked tirelessly all year long, so there is nothing more satisfying than seeing family, friends and local supporters come along and celebrate their achievements with them.’
 
Members of Lloyds bank in Birchington volunteered on the day and the show was visited by staff at Westwood Cross (Currently choosing National Mencap as their Charity of The Year), and members of the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory where the EKM photography group frequent.
 
‘Seeing teams from different areas we operate in, truly made the performers feel valued – we appreciate all the raffle donations received from local businesses also, including Hornby, Tesco Margate, Co-op Birchington, The Village Florist, Bottle Shop and ‘Best One’, Birchington, Silver Blades Ice Rinks & The KM Treasure Chest – Overall, we raised £400 on the day from ticket sales and raffle!’
 
Money raised will go towards supporting the group’s drama plans in 2015 so look out for them.
 
For more info on their work in the community visit: www.eastkentmencap.co.uk
 
 
East Kent Mencap are a local charity providing opportunities for people with learning disabilities; enabling them to achieve the things that they want out of life, be included and treated equally.
 
 
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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Ramsgate Harbour Lights photos




Just been over to Ramsgate to look at the decorated boats in the Royal Harbour at Ramsgate. This time of the year it gets dark so early and I actually thought it was later than it really was. The lights on the boats made for a colourful experience. It was just to cold for me to get out of the car and for Heather to push me in the wheelchair so I sent her out with the cameras and any pictures are taken by her and not me I sat in the warm car and watched from afar. If you want cheering up head on down to Ramsgate Harbour where all the restaurants and bars are decorated and awaiting your custom and the lights are an added attraction.

Click here for places to eat in Ramsgate http://www.ramsgatetown.org/things-to-do/eating-out.aspx