14 September 2012

Our Mini Break To Whitstable

 Firstly I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent their congratulations messages to Ian & I! We really appreciate it : )  .

As you can imagine I've been thinking about wedding planning everyday and although it wont be for a while yet, I've started to make the effort to go onto Pinterest and 'pin' the wedding things I like. I could easily waste hours away lusting after lots of different weddings and ideas! There are so many pretty things on there and I plan to share some of the things I like on here some time soon :)

Anyway I thought I'd share a few more photos from our break away to Whitstable / Canterbury last weekend.

Our hotel was in Whitstable and was really convenient. We were in the country side but a 10 minute drive to the beach and a 10 minute drive to Canterbury town center. Perfect!

When we got there we took a nice long calm walk along Whitstable beach and then had a good look around the gorgeous little shops.

The weather was fantastic. Nice and warm and sunny. We were so blessed to have perfect sea side weather!

Later that day we went for a look around the ruins of a Normandy Castle. At this point I could really tell that something was on Ian's mind..little did I know he was just anxious to propose to me!

♥ You can read about the proposal here if you missed it! 

That evening we had a romantic meal for two at the hotels restaurant. It was casual and relaxed and just perfect!

The next day was what I had been looking forward to...shopping (or maybe more specifically..Cath Kidston)! Canterbury has so many great shops. What I love most about it was shops like Debenhams and Starbucks changed their logo to fit in with Canterbury's olde worlde look.

Something else that we had planned on doing in the Town center was to go on  a historic boat tour. It was £8 each and lasted for 45 minutes. It was so interesting and relaxing just to sit of a little rowing boat on Canterbury's clean rivers and learn.

We went under really low bridges so had to duck our heads. There were cobwebs but I tried not to look. It was a little fun!

After this fun filled morning we headed to Herne Bay to visit a wild life park then onto the beach.

We were really lucky as there weren't that many people there. We let them go ahead a bit so we could walk around and feel like we had to place to ourselves. 

By the time we got to Herne Bay Beach it was late afternoon. I really wanted to stay and watch the sun set but it was boiling!!! I look at these photos now and think that we could have been in any country from the look of them. It was just so beautiful.

A holiday to remember!! 

I would 100% recommend going to Whitstable / Canterbury if you fancy a little break away. There is so much to do and see. We are already talking about our next visit there!!

Happy Friday : D

Gemma xXx

P.s - I forgot to mention that I was told by someone on Instagram that the flower from my previous post is called a Japanese Anemone. Now it would be good to try and get this flower in our wedding!!


  1. I meant to say in my previous comment that the flower was a Japanese anemone. They come in shades of pink also and are lovely additions to a garden.

  2. What a lovely break you had, Gem. Really a holiday to be forever with you guys. :)

  3. What a lovely area, I will defiantly be adding it to my places to visit :) I like the old buildings and the boat ride sounds like fun (minus the cobwebs).
    Glad to hear you had a great time :)
    Magie x

  4. I love whitstable. I have been there for just a day but I'd love to go for a little break. Canterbury is on my list too. X

  5. Looks very pretty. You were so lucky to have such amazing weather too. It certain will be a holiday you will remember forever.

    x x

  6. very cool photos! Seems like a great vacation~



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