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We have no shortage of churches on the Romney Marshes. Working churches, ruined churches, churches with barely a marker as to where they are, churches converted into yuppie flats, and then the other ones, churches such as St Thomas Becket... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2020 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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When you're staying in a holiday let in the country in the middle of nowhere in the District of Dover, and it's pouring with rain and gloomily dark at midday in September, what do you do? You head for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Last autumn we booked both Christmas Lunch and New Year's Eve dinner at the same place, The City of London, just across the road from home. Two very good menus; the New Year one was as good as anything I'd... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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After our visit to Canterbury Cathedral we went off for tea nearby - and found ourselves in Alice and the Hatter. A decent sandwich and a nice cup within striking distance of the cathedral. But I generally don't blog about... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2020 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Another go at Government Sanctioned exercise. We took to the fields. Romantically, I would say 'behind our house' but that's not really true. We walked behind the Parish Church, across the railway line and followed the well-signed footpath until the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2020 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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A few days ago I did my Government Enforced Compulsory Bike Ride*. A nice gentle pedal along the seawall from Dymchurch to Littlestone, looking out at the Strait of Dover. I don't know if there is a term for the... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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On Sunday I went for my statutory walk, along the beach, from opposite the Methodist Chapel to the slipway at High Knocke. As an aside, this feels strange. I haven't properly blogged in ages, and it's like I'm starting the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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I needed to print some important documents but my own printer was irretrievable from a self storage unit. The nearest place I could get the printing done was in Canterbury. I thought it would be quite weird to go to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2020 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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After our trip to the Battle of Britain memorial, we spent some time just sitting and watching the sea. And, of course, being me, taking photos. It was a glorious sunny clear September Day. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2019 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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The Hythe Venetian Fete, first established in the 1890s, takes place in August every two years. Various local organisations - commercial and not-for-profit - create floats on a theme and parade twice on a section of the Royal Military Canal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2019 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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First in an occasional series - time-limited by necessity - of matters to consider whilst deciding how to vote in the UK General Election expected in December 2019. Voting is not compulsory in the Uk. This means that you have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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We had to be out of one holiday let by ten in the morning but couldn't access our next one until 4pm. We didn't want to do anything too strenuous, because the packing and unpacking is quite strenuous - we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Another post with few words! Hover the mouse over for a caption Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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A gorgeous winter day seemed like the perfect opportunity to take a stroll in the countryside. Nothing too far away, nothing too strenuous; just enough to enjoy the bright sunshine and mild weather, three mile circular. We started off well... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2019 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Mainly photos, little commentary. Hopefully, I'll make this a regular feature, watching the months and weeks unfold. Not all photos were intended to be 'art' - this is documentary! We yearned for a swing and we're so happy now -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Stowting is from the Anglo-Saxon meaning 'place with a mound'. It lies close to the Roman Road, Stone Street and is traversed by the Pilgrim's Way and the North Downs Way footpath. It lies in the Kent Downs AONB (Area... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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A gloriously sunny winter's day strongly suggested a walk. Not too strenuous and not too far away. So, the Royal Military Canal it was. Semi-officially, the 3rd part of the RMC walking trail, or "Out On a Lympne" according to... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Drive randomly around Romney Marsh, and randomly pick a village. You can pretty much guarantee it has a church, and most also have a pub. The churches are mediaeval, and there's a lot of them. 14, plus 4 (or more)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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One should always start the New Year with a walk. Well, allowing for the weather, and other plans, or hangover. Or perhaps especially with a hangover, although, luckily, I didn't. Sound mirrors - tried in the 1920s and 1930s, to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Gotta confess, before I started house hunting in Dymchurch, I'd never heard of Dr Syn or the books about 18th century smuggling onto Romney Marsh. If we were still in London, we would have spent August Bank Holiday Monday moaning.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at Gertsamtkunstwerk