If you saw a recent post that I wrote about Hever Castle (link here) or follow me on Twitter then you may have heard the reason behind this venture of ours from the West Country over to Kent. Well, rather excitingly, my poem was shortlisted in a poetry competition and I was invited to read it in Westgate Gardens, Canterbury. I was so terrified about reading in front of people but it was also really nice to hear everyone else's poetry and meet everyone (their poems were amazing!). And, even more excitingly, I won my category in the competition so my poem is going to be painted onto the underpath in Westgate Gardens so, if you're ever in the area, feel free to go and have a look!
Canterbury really does have some beautiful buildings. I especially like all the houses with wooden beams in the area - we just drove around ooing and aahing at all the pretty buildings.
Sorry for the bad picture but had to include this pic of the west city gate (I think...).
Some shots coming into Westgate Gardens.
My poem displayed (awaiting it's time to be painted on the wall). Unfortunately, though, I can't claim ownership of those fun pictures beneath it.
This icecream was so nice - had loads of chocolate sauce in it!
Love the detail on that building.
We went to Patisserie Valerie and bought some gorgeous cakes! Mine was the tiramisu slice and it was gorgeous.
Please excuse the shoddy pictures - took them in the car whilst we were in the multi-storey car park