With the wind in our hair and the sun beaming down on us we headed out on an adventure, we headed towards Ramsgate. Those of you who follow our local blogs will know of Michael’s blog Thaneonline. Michael is one of Thanets many bloggers and he also runs a fantastic bookshop in the heart of Ramsgate. Michael recently did a sketch of me from a picture on this blog of me eating one of Deli o licious’s huge baguettes. I had to have the original to stop it falling into enemy hands so we headed out to visit the afore mentioned and secure the sketch. Michael had offered to post it over to me, he does a terrific mail orderservice on his huge stock of books and being an independent book seller he is less expensive than the likes of Amazon plus he publishes a lot of local history books which are sought after by Genealogy buffs searching family trees. Well we headed off over to Ramsgate to actually meet up after years of only virtual acquaintance. It was great actually meeting Michael and the bookshop is the kind of place where were I not in my wheelchair I would have once browsed for hours. We discussed the fate of town centres and internet shopping and I got a couple of very bad piccies of Michael signing my sketch, you never know he may become the next Tracy Emin and display at the Turner Contemporary you know all the books I slept with or my life in local history. You never know with shop keepers after all look how famous Mr Benn became with is own TV series and all of those children’s books.
Still I digress Michael is happy in his bookshop but if international stardom becons I am sure he will publish a book about it. While there we discussed Ramsgates harbour and the Belgian Bar and how things have changed in Thanet in our lifetime.