A weekend in Folkestone.

Home gain now after our annual trip to the EuroMilitaire model show in Folkestone. We started going way back in 1990 so give or take the odd year when circumstances prevented us, we’ve been going 24 years. For the past 5 years we’ve stayed ina lovely hotel called The Relish, which has lovely rooms, a glass of wine and some cake waiting on arrival, and does a mean breakfast. Thats our room there at the top where there’s a balcony and what looks like 2 urns outside it.

 

The Relish
The Relish
Just arrived
Just arrived

Whilst Phil did the model show I went for a walk on Saturday afternoon to get some photo’s of the local area,the weather was overcast so any blue skies are from a few I took on Sunday. The architecture of the grand houses is beautiful, mostly turned into flats, hotels or residential homes for retired people, but I like to imagine how they used to be with a Downton Abbey kind of thing going on.

The Model Show is held in a hall on The Leas, a walkway on top of the cliffs above the beach, and it’s along there that I took my camera.

 

Boys being boys
Boys being boys
Grand Houses
Grand Houses
Lookout post
Lookout post
Chinese vine (not many grapes :) )
Chinese vine (not many grapes 🙂 )
French Clock
French Clock
The Meeting Place
The Meeting Place
Cormorant
Cormorant
Along The Leas
Along The Leas
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The Bandstand
Alone
Alone
Weeds and webs
Weeds and webs

Phil did OK in the competition, getting highly commended judgements from the judges, and of course we went to our most favourite Chinese Restaurant twice!

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those are from both nights, we couldn’t eat THAT much!

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Phil checking out one of my prawns

 

At the end of the dinner on the second night Phil decided he really wanted a cup of tea (we always have a cuppa after dinner at home, it is Phil’s thing!) and he was a bit surprised when it came.

Green Tea
Green Tea

No milk, no sugar???? 🙂 We knew as we’d ordered a whole pot for two we had to drink at least some of it, there were no plants about to surreptitiously tip it into, and actually it was really palette cleansing and very refreshing, Phil even managed a top up! But we won’t be buying any for home anytime soon 😀

So back to the real world today and working a day off yet again, but it was great to see our chums at the model show and get together at one of the hotel bars in the evenings, and we had a good time, so will be back next year no doubt.

 

9 comments

  • The Relish is stunning! The whole town is gorgeous and I can see why you wanted to photograph there!
    Loved the photos of the boys on the wall and the French Clock must have a story behind it, eh? Very interesting!

    Congrats to Phil for a great showing and I’m so glad you both had a lovely time. That food looks delicious. YUM!

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  • Those buildings are beautiful and I love the shot of the spiderweb! Also congrats to Phil for getting commended!

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  • Beautiful architecture! A welcome glass of wine and cake sounds good to me! I’m not afraid to return to the same restaurant night after night– knowing you will get a great meal sure beats risking a bad meal. Looks like you had fun. 🙂

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    • yes it’s French, found this on a web site..

      Decimal or “French Revolution Time”, introduced in France in 1793 during the French Revolution (it didn’t catch on though) – each day was 10 hours long, each hour 100 minutes, and each minute 100 seconds.
      The clock in the photo is one of 10 decimal clocks in the town; they are part of an art commission to show the close ties between Folkestone and France.

      funny those frenchies!!

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