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    Whitstable Castle

    Whitstable Castle is absolutely beautiful. A marvel to look at. The stone masonry, the beautiful windows, the rose and sunflower gardens.

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    Getting perspective on Deal Pier

    Loved our walks along Deal Pier, I’ve never had a pier to walk along in Cape Town. I can’t quite find the words to put it in but to walk out into the sea, feel the wind blowing over you and being able to look back toward the shore and take in a different perception of things is somehow very freeing.

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    Date night in Sandwich

    After a few months of being in UK with pretty much no time to ourselves, we organised a babysitter and went to a nearby town for date night. Sandwich is so lovely! It is a well kept little village with some veeery old buildings but they are well maintained and everything is so picturesque. In summer there are flowers everywhere (as with most places in UK) and the sun setting over the canal shining light and sparkles across the canal water and illuminating the brightly coloured flowers is captivating.

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    Our first home in England

    The first home we lived in after moving to UK was in Deal, a beautiful seaside town which lies on the English Channel. This photo was one of the first ones I took of the Deal Pier. Walking along the beachfront became a daily activity for my daughter and I. On a clear sunny day you can see right across the English Channel to France. The town is very quiet during the week, and livens up over weekends when the tourists or “DFL’s” (Down from London) come to visit. We soon found out that DFL’s is the local name for those who live in London during the week. Deal is…

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    Deal Castle

    A flower shaped castle with a moat?! What’s not to love? I love moats! I’m not sure why, they make me think of beautiful castles just after sunset surrounded by water and a big drawbridge leading to the big wooden gates of the castle with flames on poles on either side of the entrance. A seemingly romantic time in our past where we rode horses, wore beautiful dresses, and there was no technology. Deal Castle is actually an artillery fort built by Henry VIII in 1539 and formed part of the defense against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire. Unlike Dover Castle, which is surrounded by huge white…

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    Arrived in England!

    Windsor is busy and vibrant and everyone was taking full advantage of summer. This photo is just so reminiscent of my first experiences of being in England which is seeing castles and flowers!