Back from summer holidays, feeling refreshed and raring to go, having been inspired by a fabulous week checking out the delights of the Kent coast – my first ever visit. Weather wasn’t brilliant, so spent much of the time sitting in cosy cafes with steamed-up windows, sipping lattes and people-watching, in between investigating all the fabulous boutiques, selling wonderful handmade goodies. Special mention must go to the boutiques along Harbour Street in Whitstable, including Frank (where I saw the wonderful work of Abigail Brown in the flesh!) and She Sells, and also the Margate Old Town, including Blackbird. Also fond memories of lunches in the Belgian cafe in Ramsgate, wonderful seafood at Wee Willie Winkles on the sea front at Whitstable; exploring the beautiful city of Canterbury; and snug evenings sat in our rented cottage in Fordwich – loving the exposed brick detail and original floorboards.