Since the Sunday Times managed to find a correspondent who had never been to a Wetherspoon’s, to review the Ramsgate one, I was encouraged to go there this morning for breakfast. Which for me is a cup of coffee with toast and marmalade, when out, at home I am encouraged to have All Bran instead. Once upon a time I used to have a fry up and stay thin, not anymore – so no more fry ups.
There is this bottomless coffee business in Wetherspoon’s, meaning that when you buy one cup of coffee you can keep refilling it for free i.e. without paying for more cups.
If I were to do a lot of this then the situation would be something like the interview in Train Spotting. Tea is my bag baby, and so I asked about bottomless tea and was told that yes this was also available in the Ramsgate one, although not necessarily in all Wetherspoon’s.
This is a picture half of my toast, either I had eaten the other half before I decided to photograph or I was testing the the rest for springback when the sprung off,
The coffee, was coffee and tasted very like the coffee that comes out of the coffee machine in my kitchen, made with Italian coffee from Waitrose, definitely coffee anyway.
Toast, probably made from bread, marmalade Wilkin and whatnot, butter Lurpack, I am not really sure about using Danish butter, didn’t the Danes invade Thanet? Pillaged and raped the nuns at Minster. Very dubious butter, I must say, from the EU too.
I had actually misjudged the temperature outside, so had to move inside to paint, out of the window.
A good painting spot
progress so far and then off to work fro 9.30
Then back this evening, so what's the problem with the empty half of The Royal Victoria Pavilion, I haven't fully checked this one, but the rumour is that it's Thanet District Council and the terms of their lease.
I believe this means that Wetherspoon's have to let it out to a third party and can't turn it into a Weatherspoon's hotel which is what they want to do.
Back there for endless cups of tea £1.50 and a quick watercolour sketch of the inside of Ramsgate Spoons isit
The thing with paining the interior of something like The Royal Victoria Pavilion is that I have to do a few of these preliminary sketches before I know how to paint it.
I don't think either council are very keen on allowing Ramsgate to regenerate KCC have too much riding on Turner Contemporary and TDC too much riding on Dreamland to have a good and competitive resort just down the road in Ramsgate.