There is a funfair on the Margate Dreamland site at the moment, I was fairly certain about this having seen a poster and vaguely taken it in.
It is, as you can see from the picture of the poster, very good value if you have children, they can ride for four hours for £6.99, the thing I couldn’t remember was which four hours.
If any mention of the funfair is on the council financed Thanet leisure website http://www.visitthanet.co.uk I couldn’t find it, so I didn’t take my younger children to it today.
This sort of nonsense can’t be good for Thanet, I wonder is it possible that the council don’t know that there is a funfair on the Dreamland site.
When they grow up children need something requiring a little more skill and manual dexterity than a funfair, so I helped the youf of today with dinghy launching, the council provide launching slipways for this and there is only one in Ramsgate where you are allowed to launch sailing dinghies from.
Most people in Ramsgate know that the prevailing wind comes from the west, so the east side of a concrete jetty is going to be sheltered and the west side not, if you look at the sea in the picture above you can see what I mean, no prizes for guessing which side of the jetty the council put the slipway on.
It wasn’t a particularly windy day today, just about right for dinghy sailing, frankly about the only difficult and bumpy place in the whole of Pegwell Bay is the launching slipway, being blown towards the jetty makes things a bit difficult for a craft without an engine too.
Writing a blog pretty much exclusively about Thanet I do wonder if local people are interested in reading about this sort of thing, I noticed just now when looking at the other local blogs that Simon Moores is speculating about bloggers block, see http://birchington.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/silence-of-lambs.html with me I don’t seem to have a problem writing something. My problem is much more do other people want to read it, frankly if I didn’t take a few photos and write something down the day would soon be lost to my memory and for the most part lost.
There are about 350 days in a year, 3,500 in ten so seven thousand in twenty meaning in my three score there have been about 21,000 days and frankly with out some sort of notation outside of my mind, most of them would be lost. Since taking up sketching again I guess it is the watercolour and pencil sketches that work best for me in terms of recording life for me.
For the most part I don’t bother publishing them unless the are of local views as I guess most people wouldn’t be interested here is yesterdays watercolour, see what I mean.
But yes I guess, like Simon, I do wonder about continuing blogging, I also wonder if there is any point in continuing to point out simple things to the council, like publicising a funfair on the Dreamland site.