Well, after months of freezing cold weather, thank goodness it is finally starting to warm up.
All right, it still might not be quite time to put away the woolly jumpers, but some spring sunshine is better than none and what better way to enjoy it than looking around some of Kent’s great attractions.
I only moved to the county in September, so I’m still exploring the many lovely places on my doorstep. I decided to head over to Canterbury the other day with my partner and we had a wonderful time.
After walking around the city, we decided to take a romantic trip down the river on a punting boat. It only cost us £8 each for a 40-minute journey. We were given blankets if we wanted them and our tour guide told us all about the city’s history.
We finished our day with a visit to the Fudge Kitchen next to the cathedral, where we got to taste some of the best fudge I’ve ever eaten – and saw it being made. It was a great way to welcome spring.
As you may remember, I have embarked upon ice skating lessons at Gillingham’s Silver Blades ice rink. Well, I have good news – I have gone up a class! There are 10 grades, with 10 being champion standard and I am now classed as grade 6. I have really been enjoying it and was so pleased when my instructor said it was time for me to change classes.
I am now learning with some amazing skaters who are much better than me but being around them really pushes me to do better.
I am hoping to head along to see Sleeping Beauty On Ice at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre when it opens on Wednesday, May 1.
It stars Olga Sharutenko, one of the professionals on ITV show Dancing on Ice and I can’t wait to see such an amazing skater perform.
Next week kmfm is joining up with children’s hospice Demelza House for 10 tea parties in 10 days.
The fun starts at 3.30pm on Monday, April 22, at the King Charles Hotel in Gillingham and then we will be visiting Ashford’s Eastwell Manor, Dunkerley’s in Deal, the Coniston Hotel in Sittingbourne, the Ashford International Hotel, the Village Hotel in Maidstone and Gillingham’s Priestfield Stadium.
In addition to enjoying tea and treats, there will be live entertainment and the chance to win top prizes.
We really hope lots of people will come along to support us.
Visit www.kmfm.co.uk to find out more.