Today is my Mum's birthday and despite having to work in the morning, we managed to use up the afternoon by visiting a town close by my hometown called Whitstable- a seaside town on the north Kent coastline.
The one thing I love about this town is the small, cute, little shops. Every shop has a unique presence, in a strange way it feels like going back in time, maybe vintage is the word I'm looking for. I like how town's keep their traditional values, such as their origin of trade and income- how they developed into a town in the first place.
With Whitstable for example, because of its harbor. A lot of the restaurants are inspired by this, like with the photograph above. Oysters are a main product found off Whitstable's shore and every year the town holds an oyster eating contest- not my cup of tea though!
Something that definitely is mine and my Mum's cup of tea, is this most adorable tea room in Whitstable where they serve the best cream tea's! We walked in and the waitress asked what we would like whilst we were sitting in the garden out back, and she told us the scones had just come out the oven. There is nothing more delicious than freshly baked scones with butter, cream and jam I can tell you. Obviously not healthy mind you, but a delightful treat for a Sunday afternoon and I fully recommend you try one if you haven't already :)
So on Thursday I get my university results for year 1, and if I'm perfectly honest I am worried stiff. Everyone is telling me it'll be fine and that "the first year doesn't count", which is true but I need to pass by 40% in each module and it may sound daft but I'm worried I haven't even done enough to gain that. But like I've said its out of my control and I have so much to look forward to. I've purchased myself and my Mum tickets to see The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre in London for Thursday as her birthday present, and then on Friday I'm spending the weekend at Center Parc's with my family and friend Mollie- so no work on the weekend!
Oh and I also couldn't resist buying a book to take my mind off everything- A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing by Eimear McBride a book I've wanted to read for some time now, and I finally have it thanks to Harbor Books in Whitstable. So overall I have had a good weekend and it isn't over yet! As always thank you for reading and I hope you're having a wonderful weekend :)