Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!

Summer has officially arrived in Britain – last week it was ridiculously hot! Carrie and Leanda from Yesterday’s Gals (a fab Facebook  group for vintage lovers) decided to organise a June meet-up by the sea. It felt quite far away but last weekend arrived quickly. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect as reports and assessments meant a break was definitely needed.

On Saturday morning, my better half and I packed an overnight bag and got the car ready for our drive to our Air B&B in Margate. As we were headed to the seaside, I had to dress for the occasion! From the back of my wardrobe, I dug out an old but firm favourite Laura Ashley dress. I love the beach hut print and also the fact the colours aren’t traditional red, white and navy. To keep off the chill, I added a cropped cardigan and my fabulous custom brooch from Lillian Madison designs.

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First stop of the day was Broadstairs. @darktechsupport and I arrived around eleven so we met up with the wonderful Leanda and the lovely Linz. As we are classy folk, we decided to get some tea and cake for breakfast at Bessie’s Tea Parlour. It was seriously good.

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After cake, we met up with everyone else and explored Broadstairs. We might have had ice cream for lunch.

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Morellis Ice Cream Parlour

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Margate was up next. We had a big old mooch around, dinner in a diner, wind-swept ciders and a good giggle.

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A chance encounter with the adorable Jennifer

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I’m really not a fan of seagulls
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In fact, I fear them

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Linz – queen of the roller disco!

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By the time it got to nine o’clock, we were pretty exhausted so we headed off for looong night’s sleep! The next day, @darktechsupport and I strolled around Margate and had some seriously yummy pizza.

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The Shell Grotto – it was spooky!

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The Greedy Cow
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Peony Vintage – might have picked up something here…

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The yummiest pizza!

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We had such a great break. The internet can be a bit of a nightmare at times but then it can also get you in touch with some great like-minded people. It’s a little odd sometimes, meeting people you’ve only ever seen on a screen but after a while you realise you’re just humans hanging out, trying to muddle through life. I’m definitely looking forward to more meet-ups with these guys!

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I’m pretty sure my husband was laughing at me while he was taking this

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