The sun shined long enough on the weekend for a beautiful day trip around the Kent coast, we stopped in Margate, visited the Turner Contemporary, walked the quiet back streets to find the Shell grotto, an amazing underground space patterned with millions of shells, the cool air, dimly lit corridors and glistening walls whispering mystery at every turn. We popped in to some lovely shops then continued on our drive to Broadstairs.

I was so excited to, firstly find a parking space, but to then turn the corner to see this beautiful English seaside scene. Morelli’s ice cream, helter skelter, sand, sea, cute cafes and beautiful coastline homes. All I can say is hooray for mini road trips.

All that and some time at home to carry on with painting, collaging, and finding a new home for the huge bunch of lavender that my lovely friend gave me, I love making the most of all this extra daylight.

  • kaylovesvintage
    July 12, 2012

    I love it there…will be back there next week.
    There are some great vintage shops in Margate

  • caroline @trend-daily
    July 12, 2012

    Wonderful photos-we’ve never been to that part of the English coast and it looks just lovely! :-)

  • Melissa@Julia's Bookbag
    July 12, 2012

    Oh so lovely! That BEACH. and I love that pink pillow behind your paint palette, is that a pillow??

    I had the realization yesterday at 4pm that it looked more like 1:30pm! I love summer!

  • Lorrie Deann
    July 14, 2012

    I absolutely love your new blog site. It’s just beautiful! Your pictures are amazing. Thank you for sharing. Please come by and see my daughter and myself. We would love it. We are a mother-daughter blogging team. *!*

  • Frida
    July 14, 2012

    It looks lovely! I am a Swedish interior design blogger and I just find your blog, consider yourself bookmarked. (My blog is in Swedish but my iPad-magazine is in English.)
    Have a nice day // Frida

  • Jenny
    July 16, 2012

    I absolutely love the new header. Stunning!

  • sarah-jane down the lane
    July 16, 2012

    As ever your picture combinations are lovely…we were bumbling on about Margate yesterday, must go there to the Turner. Are there still shell ladies there or was that somewhere else?

    Sarah -x-

    • Jeska
      July 16, 2012

      I didn’t see any shell ladies, Sarah, Just Tracey Emin and Rodin, The gallery is a beautiful space, if you are over that way I recommend popping in to Deal as it has some lovely shops to and a stunning bakery x

  • Christine
    July 16, 2012

    Hello, just wanted to say I love looking at your beautiful photographs. I noticed your blog is listed in the 50 must read blogs in this months Homes and Antiques. Christine x

  • Brittany
    July 18, 2012

    Jeska, these photos are wonderful, as is of course the norm for your blog! Looks and sounds like the perfect weekend getaway, especially those beach scenes.

  • That's Not My Age
    July 18, 2012

    I went to Ramsgate for the first time not so long ago & it was fantastic! Really beautiful. We drove through Margate but arrived too late for the Turner gallery, so I hope to visit again very soon. Lovely photos.

  • Diane
    July 23, 2012

    Hi I’m off to margate on Friday I’ve never been there before.
    Great blog.

  • Noreen
    July 25, 2012

    Hello! I just found your blog from the fb by2 page. Lovely photos, N.