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Saturday we went back to Comemos again

Mar
27
We were up early, Clare was working, so she dropped is in Sandate on the way at the park on Military Road. A reasonably enjoyable play on the equipment there, but both boys took the opportunity to fall and hurt themselves, so was cut a bit short. A nice walk and scoot back through Enbrook Park (the Saga gardens) and then home via Comemos deli cafe. It's wasted on them, I must learn, their eyes are bigger than their bellies in there but it's nice for me. I must remember to go there and just sit with a book, instead of heading only to Inn Doors when I have a spare hour.

Sandgate is really nice right now, I hope all these new business can last. As well as Comemos and the Inn Doors there's some new dog themed cafe and a seamstress and of course the pizza place that we haven't tried yet. I suppose all the new flats that will be popping up along the front will help support these businesses.

We tried to walk back one row back from the sea front, I've never been up there before. The boys were not keen to break the routine though. They like to scoot back on the front as far as Brewers Hill and then go up there "the secret way" to Hospital Hill and then home.
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Paul Clarke's blog - I live and work in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. Married to Clare and father to two, I am a software engineer, and I do mostly javascript, nodejs, python, ruby, and php. I like pubs, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, lego, and time travel.

Bonus half day on Friday

Mar
27
I took Friday afternoon off using up holiday, and did absolutely nothing with it.I could have gone to the pub with that, but instead had an enjoyable time going to gymnastics. We all went and saw Thing One doing great on the bars this time. His cartwheels need a bit of work still. I missed Thing Two earlier in the day at Mini Movers but he's making steps towards supporting his own weight on the bars. I've told them this is the only way they'll get on Ninja Warrior.
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New £1 coin arrives tomorrow

Mar
27
thenewpoundcoin.com
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Happy Mothers Day

Mar
26
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Went to Canterbury today on the bus for a change, lovely meal in Zizzi and a bit of a shop.

A minor blow-out in Waterstones for the boys. Feels like we ought to buy more books in proper shops rather than just on Amazon. You however should buy them from Amazon so I earn a tiny commission... we bought:

Magic Treehouse - Lions on the Loose
Magic Treehouse - Amazon Adventure
Who Let The Gods Out?
The Crooked Sixpence
The World Of Norm - May Contain Nuts

Two of those books were slightly more expensive than online, one was the same but two were actually a pound cheaper in Waterstones so we're about even.

I did not know the old Waterstones had gone from Canterbury, so all action has moved to Rose Lane (Whitefriars).

We also went in Hotel Chocolat and Body Shop and bought a gift for Clare's niece. A very successful day.

I got off the bus early at Folkestone and walked back, I'm well stepped up.
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Good work the nephew

Mar
20
Actually making money selling his designs on the internets...
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Liking this clothing range

Mar
20
http://www.kitanica.net - like a more extreme version of rohan, available here in the uk, but crikey those prices. If we ever go to the USA I will seek out a stockist there...
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Miserable day out there today

Mar
20
Bit of a grim day out there today, kind of cold and raining sideways, was not a fun walk to school and back really.

Miserable for the smallest boy today too he really didn't want to go to nursery. I think generally he'd rather stay home and watch TV, but wouldn't we all... I'm not sure he's getting much out of nursery, but Clare is right he only has six months more to learn how to do group activities, sit nicely, etc before SCHOOL!

Had a nice Sunday, did housework and the DIY assemblage of the new IKEA purchases, which also involved dismantling of the old bed frame (stashed it in the loft for now) and taking the old mattress and the packaging and so on to the tip. Then a trip down town, a little light shopping, a hair cut and a long walk back in the wind. Yet again when I passed at about 4pm the Inn Doors was not open. I guess they know when it's worth their while to open. Or, they saw me coming and quickly locked up.

Fabulous fajitas and robot wars last night. Actually a more disappointing episode of robot wars, just not up to the first two episodes. Good to see an impressive newcomer in Concussion, shame to see Thor go out again.
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Paul Clarke's blog - I live and work in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. wed to Clare and father to two, I am a software engineer, and I do mostly javascript, nodejs, python, ruby, and php. I like pubbing, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, lego, and time travel.

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