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10th December10/12/2009 - 10:47 PM
What a wonderful sensation, to awake and look out the window and see no rain and in fact the opposite very dry and SUNSHINE !
We decided to take ourselves off to Brockhill Park, run under the auspices of the Kent Countryside Iniative. The car parking is inexpensive at £1.20, their is a cafe that sells lots of different foodstuffs and again inexpensive, the filter coffee is grand and if the kids are not out of school the bird feeder gets loads of Chaffinch and Tits although the wood pigeons muscle in too. The circular walk down by the Lake is sodden and thats to be expected after 52 days of rain ! However the walk through the woods is sublime. Quiet and subtle views , if you take your time you can enjoy many sights and sounds of nature. The Lake had loads of Mallard and Moorhen, and with the sunlight shining over it I can assure you it was a worthwhile scene. Woods are so much fun for me.... the texture and colour , the photographic opportunities endless. Needless to say we will return time and again to this wonderful area.... and possibly as time goes on the muddy waterlogged paths will stiffen and not be the quagmire we found them to be today.
Heading back home we saw the colour fill the sky so a 100mph run up the M20 and Capel for some shots over the Channel and Folkestone before the sun set completely ..... wonderful stuff
As Sunday approaches and we have our first foray into the marketplace, I have been reading up on the laws governing such activity. Amazingly as a farmer's market their is a lot less laws governing the sale of goods and the trader does not need a street traders licence, on the other hand if we decide to take it a step further we then DO need a licence to trade in the town centre market, it also is priced differently, a stall of 8 foot or less is charged at £1.27 a foot ! Over 8 foot it is £1.57 ! Also like eventually to get to Canterbury market and definitely need the licence for that.
Once again if any of you that read this blog and your around Folkestone harbour on Sunday the 13th or indeed the 20th pop by and say hello I promise we don't bite .... well not often anyways ! !
Till next time
10th December 2009