Things have been quiet on the blogging front lately. It has been a very busy time in life generally but I also recently went on holiday. Naturally this took up a lot of my focus and dare I say it, made me think about somewhere other than Margate ;)


Margate Meets: Karen Shepherdson

Dr Karen Shepherson is a photographer and reader in photography at Canterbury Christ Church University. She is also Director of the South East Archive of Seaside Photography (SEAS), something that I’ve been fascinated by for some time.


Margate Meets: Gemma Cairney

Gemma Cairney is a BBC broadcaster who has made award-winning documentaries and presents The Surgery Show on Radio 1. 


Margate Winter Warmers

It feels like time has barely passed since the summer but Margate has waved goodbye to sandals and deckchairs, and now us locals find ourselves facing those ‘bracing’ winds in woolly hats, as we defiantly trudge across the beach.



Something I've learnt in the 2010s is that we bloody love a so-called 'lifestyle' store. Never did I expect to see these trendy shops opening in Margate in its gloomy pre-Turner Contemporary years, but they're popping up with pace. The latest and one of the loveliest, is Môr on Fort Hill, opposite the aforementioned gallery.


Margate Meets: Shirley Webb

Hailing from Thanet, Shirley Webb is a designer for sportswear brand, Fila. 


The Bus Café

The Bus Café is hands down one of my favourite spots for lunch in Margate.


Fox & Spindle

Full of quirky paraphernalia, Fox and Spindle is a must if you're shopping in Margate. 


Margate's pubs with a Beer Sommelier

Imagine tasting beer for a living… Jo Miller, one of the UK’s first female Beer Sommeliers, does just that.


Wythe Bea

Wythe Bea is a new womenswear label that I first discovered on Instagram. Being unable to resist dreamy seaside settings and pastel colours, I just hoped they were ready for my barrage of ‘likes’.