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Sitting in my dressing gown – no photo today!

The TP family are worn out after a non-stop week of fun and entertainment at Broadstairs. I’m quite happy to be sitting here undressed, unwashed, with bed-hair and bed-breathe, without any hurry to get the big bag packed with suntan cream, hand wash gel, sun hats, jumpers, rain stuff.  Ready for anything nature throws at us.

We went to Folk Week every day so I’m not sure whether I’m sad its all over or glad we will get time to do some other stuff.

I found this clip on youtube – not at Broadstairs –

The band busking are Blackbeard’s Tea Party.  I saw them at BFW and bougt their CD, I will be watching out for them, I hope they come back next year.

Family went to Broadstairs Folk Week today

The children and I were at the bandstand for the morning family show and to see Clarence the friendly dragon who lives by the sea and likes eating money… I’ve heard that song just a few too many times over the years. No Old Troat Band this year.  Sorry can’t remember the name of the new team who are providing music for the 11am show at Bandstand.

We ended up being in Broadstairs until after 4 so it was nice to see the trade stalls doing well.  There was brisk business at the umberalla and shower proof poncho stall and I must say they had a fine sellection for all the family.  Ironically the sun hat stall was almost opposite and received very little attention but that may change as the week goes on.

Mel’s Broadstairs Smoothie Shack is still there, open until late through the summer and offering a bigger than ever range of snacks – how from such small premises?  Anyway – alcoholic smoothies are also on the menu – must try them when not with kids. The smoothies are to be found in the passageway next to the cinema and next to Tatters.  Older son disappeared into Tatters, the shop next door.  He was in there so long I thought he must have found a secret exit out the back into the world o Narnia.  He may as well because it was when he came out of there it turned so cold that the Ice Queen Witch could well have been on her way.

Pig Dyke Molly

We are of to see them at Westwood Cross today (11am), other wise known as the black and white people (in our house).  We enjoyed their performances so much last time they were at Broadstairs Folk Week. http://www.pigdyke.co.uk/

Friday night in Broadstairs was busy, the roads were closed and we were excited, anticipating a fire-light procession.  We were 24 hours too early!  I wonder if al those others milling about were also people who had not studied the programme?

PS.  This time I had studied the programme but PDM were not on! I was the only one there dressed up in just black and white, right down to my underwear.

Let’s hope we get it right on Wednesday afternoon when we go to the show sponcered by Tara Plumbing!

UK entry to Eurovision, Scootch

Big argument in our house. Mr Tara Plumbing says it is a political issue. I say it was just a poor entry: surely it can not be a surprised that the UK got so few scores in Eurovision with such a corny little number.

I can imagine nations around the world watching scootch in open mouthed amazement “What is that? That is Soooo bad,” they’d be saying, in their native tongues. “Is it a joke?”

In our house, however, Mr T.P. grabs for his glittering-spangle hot pants and bounces around with aeroplane- wing-arms wide apart several times a day singing along to this UK tune.

“It won’t win,” I say. I prefered the crotching grabbing moves which accompanied the Hip Hop entry – Big Brovas, I think they were called.  This music is more international, I would have thought.

“It’s the best entry in years,” he replies.

Gina G was good (1990’s) –  remember she came second. I rest my case.


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