Blog2018 ≫ Action packed day

Took the boys to Dymchurch this morning on the bus. We sprang out of the house enthusiastically as Clare went to work, as I knew a bus was imminent. I did not tell them where we were going, and they didn't work it out until we were nearly there.

Unfortunately we arrived to a closed down town. Turns out Dymchurch wasn't planning to wake up for another hour and a half, so we walked through the town, saw the steam train, walked along the sea front, and went in a nice cafe, the Bucket And Spade. Then to Dymchurch, which was far lamer than either of the boys remembered. We quickly ploughed through their money, and left again. They did have a good time, but will not be rushing back there again.

One highlight, nearly, was the vegan tea room! But it's shut midweek.

We got the bus back to Folkestone to get some lunch, and settled on the Oriental Buffet. I've been in there once before in all the time I have lived here, and it is not great. The boys loved it though, and they both tried some new dishes. One was particularly proud of his black bean beef and sweetcorn naan bread sandwich... And they got puddings thrown in, of chocolate cake, jelly, and ice cream. It's pretty cheap there, especially for lunch on a week day.

On the way home we bought Jurassic Park to watch, and later the boys will be seeing their cousins from America for the first time in ages. Both are saying this is the best day ever, lovely!

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Paul Clarke's blog - I live in Hythe in Kent. Wed + father to two, I am a full stack web developr, + I do js / Node, some ruby, other languages etc. I like pubs, parkrun, eating, home automation + other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, squirrels, pirates, lego, and TIME TRAVEL.