19 March 2012

If you’re feeling peckish…

… you might want to stop reading now.  This is a sugar-heavy post!
It was Mother’s Day in the UK yesterday, so daughter #1 and boyfriend headed down the M2, son #1 drove across the Kent countryside and daughter #2 just about managed  the trek downstairs to spend a lovely day with Mum.  This called for a bit of home baking.  Now cake has a life-expectancy of minutes in our house but I did  just manage a quick snapshot before it disappeared.

Choc Cake 18-03-12

Sunday turned out to be a much lovelier day than forecast so we all set off for the seaside (minus daughter #2 who had to work – much to her disgust).  Not only do we live about 4 miles from the sea, but we only have to travel a few miles north, east or south and we fall off the edge and straight into the briney, so we are spoilt for choice.  Yesterday we decided on Broadstairs and I can categorically deny that our decision had anything to do with the ice cream parlour.

Broadstairs 18-03-12

We all managed a lovely walk along the seafront.  Actually, we tolerated the walk while we dreamt of chocolate gelato and frozen yogurt, so it wasn’t a very long walk.  It was, however, a fairly fast one once we spotted the sign…

Morelli's 18-03-12

This was the picture we took to send back to daughter #2 while she was at work…

Gelati 2 18-03-12


Walking into Morelli’s is like stepping back in time.  Pink leatherette seats, pink and white formica table tops and light fittings that look like Mr Whippy cones.  This parlour has been in Broadstairs since 1932 and I don’t think it has changed in all that time.

And just to complete the sugar overload, I have three large boxes of chocolate to demolish –all by myself.

And now I want to say a big thank you for all the lovely comments you’ve left.  It seems more than a little strange that anybody would want to read my ramblings.  And… a big thank you to my lovely friend Carol who has blogged about me over at iStitch.  We’re not just blogging mates but we live within a short drive of one another and regularly meet to stitch and bitch along with four more lovely friends.  I intend to tell you all about Carol and her gorgeous cross stitch designs another day.

4 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

thanks for taking us with you..can almost taste the ice cream xx

Elisa said...

Wow what a great sugar filled day you had, your pictures brought back happy memories of my time living in Kent :0)So pleased I have discovered your blog.

Tazzy said...

That ice cream looks lovely! And it sounds very nice to live so close to so many choices of beaches. *laughs* Poor D2, having to work on such a wonderful day...

Debra said...

What a lovely spot you spent your day...enjoy the chocolates