Returned yesterday from a short break away in Ramsgate for a few days. I must have been to Ramsgate before but if I did it was many, many years ago and I don't remember it.
We hired a little cottage, right by the beach under the cliffs with the most amazing views and even more amazing sunlight streaming into every room, which only served to highlight how gloomy our house feels now that we're home.
Small Dog loved being able to sit on the upper deck, looking down on the joggers, cyclists and dog walkers running, cycling and walking along the esplanade and keeping an eagle eye on the seagulls. Within no time at all we were fully cognisant of the daily comings and goings of the Ramsgate-Ostend ferry and the assorted fishing boats wending their way in and out of the harbour.
We were a tad surprised, on Day Two, to receive texts from our respective mobile phone networks saying "Welcome to Belgium. Calls and texts will now cost you an arm and a leg" or words to that effect. We can only assume that as we were right under the cliffs, with hardly any mobile phone reception, and absolutely no mobile broadband reception, the tracking systems in our mobile phones couldn't locate us on the UK mainland so put on the nearest land mass, which from Ramsgate is Belgium!
The lack of any mobile broadband reception meant I couldn't access emails, so I'm taking time out today to trawl through the hundreds in my inbox. If any of them are yours, please bear with me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
In other news, the March Kit of the Month is now sold out, but preparations are already well underway for the April offering, which will be unveiled next weekend.
So, having had this past week off, I'm resigned to working though most of the weekend to try to catch up. Sod's law dictates that this weekend will see temperatures edging up into the 70s..... more like June than the end of March. On the way home yesterday it was really noticeable how much the trees and hedgerows are greening up and we must have passed millions of daffodils and other spring flowers rampaging through the countryside.
This weekend marks my most favourite time of the year as we put our clocks forward tonight to gain a whole extra hour of daylight tomorrow evening and herald the proper arrival of spring. It's only two weeks till Easter too so lots to look forward to in the coming months.
However, in the meantime, I'd better get into the workroom and settle down to doing something productive.