Early Saturday morning I left for Kent UK with my friends Daan, Joscha, Monique and Ellen for a weekend away. With so much going on in our lives we needed some women bonding, plan making, shop therapy, stuffing on M&S food and good old belly-aching laughter. We got it all in just two really short days.
I drove my friends, in pitch darkness, to Knowlton Court, where we spent Saturday night, to wake up overlooking horse filled fields and a beautiful autumnal countryside.
Knowlton is my favourite place to stay in Kent as it’s in the middle of the county and almost all the surrounding towns are a 25 minute drive away.
On Saturday we hung out in Canterbury and on Sunday we drove to Whitstable.
In The Netherlands we have this term that we call “uitwaaien”, it means “to blow out”. Uitwaaien must be done at sea or at some other windy place. It’s a way of releasing all stress, that the wind and sea will take your worries away and that you’ll return home with an empty head and fresh new ideas. We did some serious uitwaaien in Whitstable as it was cold and windy but with clear blue skies, perfect.
The highlight of the trip for me personally was the magazine section of WHSmith where I bought my very own Mollie Makes Calendar for 2014.
I can highly recommend Whitstable for a day full of crafty shopping, good places to eat and drink, antiquing, beach walking and uitwaaien.