At last...a bit of fun!
Sunday, July 29, 2012 2:01:41 PM
Anyway, this week finally saw Gloria and I have a bit of fun. The kitchen was eventually finished on Thursday and we celebrated by cleaning the house down and putting everything back in its space. And after several years the kitchen is now well organised and the same size room has enough cupboard room to put things away which leaves plenty of workspace to use when cooking (or burning in my case - again see previous posts). They really did throw these houses up without much planning when they first built them. How much did they pay the architect?
So, on Friday what better way to celebrate the kitchen being complete and a further week and a half off from everything that resembles responsibility than by driving down to Dover? Okay, you may have other ideas but it seemed a good idea to us. The Honda Civic, who will be celebrating 23 years since first registration next month, faithfully took us there and back - a 300 mile round trip. For directions my £50 Android mobile telephone came up trumps.
While we were there we bumped into one of Gloria's friends. They had lost contact when Mandy split up from her husband and she is now living in Calais hence her being in Dover. She will be staying with her daughter nearby to us this coming week so a bit of catching up will be done by Gloria there!
Oh yes, Dover itself. Dover Castle became the main focus of our visit and I have enclosed a few photos taken by my trusty £50 Android mobile telephone. I'm really happy with the service from this cheap smartphone; have I mentioned it yet at all? Dover Castle has quite a bit of history from its twelth century origins with king Henry II (the second) when it was a focal point of the Angevin empire (England, Wales, the east of Ireland and most of France) until it's being a vital forces base during the second world war. We had no chance of seeing everything in the time we had and may go back there one day in the next few years.
Oh, and a special mention to the cream tea that we had there. I was so glad that I have discovered lactase tablets and can now have the odd bit of lactose. Impressive scones. Set us up for the journey back home.