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K is for KENT

My home county
the garden of England 
(although they took that title away recently and gave it to Yorkshire!)
It is where I spent some of my childhood
and much of my teen years.

I met my Scottish husband there 
We married and we had our children in Kent.
We left the southern county in 1996 and we now live
in the most northern county and city of north west England.


My parents  still live on the Kent coast
and I visit every few months to get my fix of Kent (and mum's cooking).
It's where I feel most comfortable in my skin,  (apart from anywhere with my kids) 
I kind of blend in, accent and all.


a hot summers afternoon view out over the east coastline  
taken from the front of my parents former thatched cottage home



a late summers evening sky out over the sea and the Eastern Promenade,
taken from the same position at the front of my parents former home
(about 400 yards from their present home)

For the home of ABC Wednesday, go to Mrs Nesbitt's Place.
 

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  1. I haven't been to Kent for ages. I did a cycling tour there once when I was about sixteen or seventeen. Great fun, but much harder work than either of us realised!

    I love the photos, especially that sunset. Quite spectacular.

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  2. I feel the same way about my hometown as you do, tho I moved away from there 42 years ago. We rarely get there any more. It's about 150 miles NW of here, in Washington State. I rarely go there any more because it breaks my heart...it is the only time period, the only town, where my family was happy during my childhood. The last time I went there was with my younger brother, who I'm close to, to have a memorial service for our dad a few days after he died. I have two other brothers I'm not close to at all. But...the memories of that time period of my life are very precious to me.

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  3. What a great place you have!

    My entries are posted here and here.

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  4. What it is about the English landscapes that stirs my soul? Kent looks like a wonderful place to have grown up. No wonder you go back; it is a part of you and you a part of it.

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  5. Funnily enough I took a photo from that same spot on the downs only yesterday.

    Strange how this place has crept imto our hearts. It isn't the prettiest place but no matter how far we have travelled we always end up back here.

    Noce one Saz.XX

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  6. That sky photo is gorgeous.
    So if someone is from Kent county are they considered KENTuckians?
    Sorry couldn't resist.

    Bear((( )))

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  7. LOL.bear - a man from Kent is known as just that 'A man of Kent' I guess a woman too!?

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  8. To quote an American...

    "HOME IS WHERE, WHEN YOU GO THERE, THEY HAVE TO TAKE YOU IN ..." - Robert Frost

    There is always a piece of our home in us, wherever we may be. And that piece always longs to join up with the whole that was left behind.

    I'm being rather melancholy. Sorry! Lovely photos!

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  9. Like the photos. I've been reading all your posts but not been commenting on them all. We muct meet up again some time! Hx

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  10. I love the photos however the sunset is fantastic.
    If you look you can see the earths curve. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. First off, I just want you to know I haven't been ignoring your blog! I visit everyone through BlogLines and for some reason 7 of your posts have showed up at once! So I'll be catching up....

    Second, I felt a little swoon in my heart when you talked of meeting your Scottish husband and having a bunch of kids with him. I spent most of my youth mooning over the Bay City Rollers. I would have given my right arm to marry one of them.

    But...alas. I got a great man anyway. I couldn't have found a better one. Still... :-)

    Peace - D

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  12. More lovely photos - and a wonderful family connection that comes over very strongly. M :-)

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I will walk a while in your shoes...

Saz x

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