The new shop “Saltworks” in Albert Court is partially open, they are still working on the old cells and I gather this part will be open early in the New Year.
The pictures, mobile phone shots and not really much good as one needs a wider angle lens for inside shops.
Good to see work starting on Albion House, the main thing that will make me consider voting Labour at the next TDC elections will be the number of council owned Ramsgate properties that come back into use. Frankly when it comes to TDC it is a case of actions speak louder than words, with Pleasurama speaking louder than anything.
About fifteen years of trading in a seaside town with the main seafront leisure site derelict gives little room for other considerations beyond how much in terms of sales I have lost over that period due to this situation.
Looking at the other big seafront monster “The Pav” I do wonder if the various local councils got their act together, or had got their act together, taken back the lease, got some grant funding and produced something that would give people an hour or so of all weather leisure attraction in the way that the Turner Contemporary does it for Margate, just what the effect would be on Ramsgate businesses. Much as bars and cafés or places to have your nails painted help, there needs to be something to get you to go to a town in the first place.
On the blog front I have to admit that the anonymous comment aimed at trying to take posts over to publicise various agendas is making me reluctant to bother posting. Even ECR has put comment moderation on and whereas I make time to take a few pictures and type out a post most days, I just don’t have either the time or the inclination to moderate comments.
I have, over the last couple of weeks, tried to reason with some of these individuals by replying to comments that I wouldn’t normally bother to, the bloke who thinks the bubbles in his beer are poisonous, the bloke who thinks Pleasurama is an ongoing success story, the bloke who thinks local councillors are hatching a terrorist plot and so on.
I noticed that The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has/is appearing at the cinema and would recommend that before commenting here you take a moment or two to watch the trailer.
Anyway I would say the bog is in the last chance saloon, I am taking a much less relaxed attitude to bonkers comment, general rudeness, low level bickering and will only be turning on the anonymous comment facility when I am in the mood to deal with it.
My bookshop has now gone all festive as my children put up some Christmas decorations in it yesterday, they did this with blue-tack so there are stability problems particularly for taller people, which in this case is most people.
I guess it’s a bit early for a blog Christmas card but I will endeavour to do something on Christmas day.
A new cafe has opened in the end of Westwood Cross Tesco where the old Tesco eatery was, I haven't tried it yet and will report when I do.
The view is a bit pedestrian for sketching
Here is an article on DECKS at Tesco http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/companies/supermarkets/tesco/tesco-hits-the-decks-in-south-with-latest-hypermarket-extra/349738.article looking inside but not having time to try it out, it was certainly fairly busy, which the previous Tesco 1960s school dinner arrangement wasn’t.
We occasionally use the McDonalds at Westwood which is often so busy that getting a table is slightly tricky, while the adjacent 1960s school dinner arrangement at Sainsburys always seems to be virtually empty.
Frankly I find the whole business of getting a quick cheap meal when shopping there with the children to be pretty much impossible, so I hoping that this one will fill the bill.
I may ramble on her if I think of anything else to say