” I never stopped loving you”, said Tracey Emin of her beloved childhood home, Margate. Well I never started loving or even liking Margate before. I just didn’t get it. And I was very disappointed by the new Turner Contemporary when I visited in the summer. Today that all changed.
I met Lucy in the Cupcake Cafe for breakfast.
We had a lovely potter about the Old Town and saw some unusual sights, such as these life-like dolls, which were rather creepy, somehow.
The Old Town has some beautiful architecture and original and charming shops.
We then went to the Turner.
First wonderful surprise was seeing ‘The Kiss’. I love this statue and was quite overwhelmed to see it up close.
It looked stunning set in the entrance hall against the sea.
I lurve that statue.
The main exhibition was nostalgic, fascinating, absorbing and interesting.
Is this the pen and paper version of a blog?
If you want to see what was in the exhibition, you will have to go and look for yourselves!
I want to go back.
Lunch was at The Greedy Cow.
Goats cheese on a bed of spinach and red pepper. Really tasty.
For supper I had 2 lovely visitors; Marion and Sarah. They arrived with fizz, red wine and chocolates.
I provided salmon with roasted veg, new potatoes and coconut and black bean dip.
Followed by French Brie and Spanish Manchengo with American saltine crackers and grapes – how cosmopolitan we are!
More wine and chocolates.
Daytime eating was reasonable. Not brilliant but acceptable. But evening eating and drinking was a disaster so Friday needs to be very well behaved
I had a lovely evening, which was the perfect end to such a wonderful day. I am so pleased I have discovered the charms of Margate. You should try it too.