We ate at Cafe Rouge for my birthday and I still love it 28 years on.

Cafe Rouge is one of my favourite restaurants, ever. As a child my dad used to take my sister and I to the Richmond restaurant where breakfast, lunch or dinner was a favourite time spent there. The smell of freshly roasted coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, baked croissants, sugar cubes in little white bowls, chic…

Great benefits available at the little bears club at Westwood Cross

Going shopping with children whatever the kind is rarely a fun day out, unless they’re small, like really really small. So when I go to Westwood Cross in Broadstairs, it’s a rarity because Emily isn’t interested in sitting in a pram whilst I browse the aisle in each and every shop, and why should she?…

The Windmill in Ramsgate has upped their menu and its gooooood

I’ve written about The Windmill a number of times, I’ve chosen it on numerous occasions as the venue for most events such as Sam’s 40th, Emily’s 1st, Emily’s Christening and a wake. It’s a lovely family friendly pub, with lovely staff, friendly locals, a good selection of food and drink, both hot & cold and…

A good walk for little legs

A few days ago after a morning meeting, Emily and I met Clare and Scarlet for a few hours. We had decided the day before that we’d walk along Government Acre, letting our little ones run free, then pop by the boating pool for a cuppa, hoping that the long walk would have an affect,…

Our first holiday together 

Last month, Sam, Emily and I returned from our week away in Southern Spain. As we arrived at Gatwick and looked out to the shiny bright light that was the sun, when those doors opened, the cold air that hit, sure reminded us we were no longer on holiday anymore, in holiday mode and heading towards…

Review: Strawberry Fields Cafe, Birchington 

With the weather playing around a lot recently, trying to find somewhere to meet up with friends and young children out and about is difficult. If it’s too windy, going to Ramsgate town is a definite no-no as the winds can sometimes be a nightmare right by the Harbour, and there’s always Westwood Cross for…

Review: The Old Curiosity Shop, Broadstairs

The Old Curiosity Shop | 9 Harbour Street | Broadstairs [Above image: Flickr]. Price range: £ Families welcome Dog friendly Open Services breakfast and lunch, hot drinks (best hot chocolate ever!) and cream teas Takeaway available Doesn’t accept card payments, cash only They say: The Old Curiosity Shop & Tea rooms Broadstairs, Cafe situated in…

Review: The Windmill Pub, Newington, Ramsgate

The Windmill Pub | Newington Rd | Ramsgate Price range: ££ Families welcome- play area in large garden Seating at front and back of pub Serves food daily; 12pm to 3pm & 5pm to 9pm Sunday: 12pm to 6pm Open: Monday – Thursday: 12pm to 11pm Friday & Saturday: 12pm to 12am Sunday: 12pm to…