The Hope Anchor Hotel
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John Betjeman begged friendly bombs to fall on Slough.
How about-- Come rising seas and swallow up Folkestone?
Words can't adequately convey the sheer awfulness of this town. The sea and pebbly beach are perfectly nice - but good grief!
The horrible 60s brutalistic architecture - right on the beach front, the litter, the huge expanse of black asphalt stretching as far as the eye can see - on the beach!
I guess it used to be where ...
... on the beach where the fisherman sells his catch of the day. Next to a caravan where we bought yummy crab sandwiches and the best hand-cut chips we have eaten in a long time. Complete with home made tartar sauce and eaten sitting on a drift wood bench in the sunshine; bliss! We spent a happy hour or so taking photos of the area and enjoying the clear air and summer breeze. I just hope we weren't irradiated too ...
... about Turkey and the Turks!
But please don't test me.
I did enjoy the holiday and the area of Cappodocia is extraordinary and well worth seeing, however I did not enjoy the constant feeling that I was some sort of cash cow and it was quite legitimate to see just how much they could get out of me in a blatant and hard nosed way.
Our guide was 'adequate' in Marjorie's words, but basically out for himself, not overly friendly and I think ...
... 29 December 1170. Becket was made a saint in 1173.
A shrine was erected to Becket in the Cathedral, but this was destroyed on the orders of Henry Vlll when he abolished the Catholic church and made himself the head of the Anglican church. As you will see in the pics there is now a single candle marking the position of his shrine.
As with all these old Cathedrals it is ...
... 8217;s, where we warm ourselves up over cups of strong hot coffee and delicious fruit cake.
On the way home we stop at a Lidl Supermarket, a discount chain where all the products are stacked still in their original boxes. Very practical and very cheap too. We stock up on half-way decent wine at a pound a ...