For the last few weeks we have been to school a lot, this is because my youngest children start secondary school next academic year, so many of the days have gone, work followed by a school open evening, followed by MacDonald’s and the gastronomic strain is beginning to tell on me.
On the whole my visits to the local schools has left me very impressed with our Thanet schools, the only unpleasant surprise was when one of the head teachers speeches was unexpectedly racist.
The pleasant surprise was the local Thanet youth, for those of you in any doubt the student population in Thanet secondary schools is aged between 13 and 18 and we have been guided around the local secondary schools by the students.
The courtesy, understanding and help offered to my two eleven year old children, my wife and myself by the students of our Thanet secondary schools has been exemplary without exception.
If you are unfamiliar with the place this is a view of Broadstairs in 1796.
Tea and coffee in the Albion Hotel there.
Followed by book buying in Westgate, where I was eventually overcome by the sight of this cone and had to go to The Minnis for lunch.
The Minnis has a two course special for £12 that they have only just started, here are my two courses.
It was my intention to paint Reculver Towers in the distance, during gaps between eating, I put on the washes while I was waiting for my first course.
When I had eaten my steak and kidney the mist had obscured the towers so the picture didn’t get finished.
I may add to this post, here are a couple more pictures.