Down to Margate, 2019… and and and
I tell you what I am so very lucky sometimes in life and career. I have joined Compass Group if you didn’t know. One of the largest companies in the world, employing something like 650,000 people across the planet, and they are British. Hell yeah, I love that. Part of the induction is a great deal of training and that training seems to all happen in the UK for me. When we do this training we have people from all over the world attending so they tend to hold the event at a place where we do the catering. For this training that was to be held at Chelsea FC, I kid you not just read on. So I get flown by business class, I opt for Emirates to save some money due to the one-stop in Dubai and then have the ability to stay the weekend and see family before flying back. That’s why this is called Down to Margate, 2019… and and and. Let’s have a look, shall we…?
And bringing the two together would be this photo of my Mum with the boys when they bought donuts from her stall for that very episode. A VERY proud moment for Judy’s Donut stall. How young is Mum there? Just stunning as always ha ha.
What we have since found out is that this has been recreated as part of the Turner Gallery developments. It has used crowdsourcing to bring back this piece of history. It is a ‘members-club’, but a free one. Inside is a sauna. You can also book a massage. So the idea is you book it, go in have a sauna and a massage, and then run to the sea for your plunge in the icy waters as part of the cleansing process. Absolutely superb. Double love it.
Next, we are off to lunch at one of our all-time family Thanet favourites. Smugglers in Birchington. This was a VERY special lunch or dinner location. As in VERY special. So to come back after all these years is just awesome. I think the last time I was there might have been with Penny and would have therefore been about 25+ years ago. Goodness me. Let’s have a looksie at lunch this day.