Sunday, 9 December 2007

Get it right

1-Regardless of the fact that T.D.C do not want Dreamland to exist in any way,shape or form,it seems that for Margate to progress we need to look at the alternatives.
Turner centre-if Museum's are not viable (councils own statement) then Turner will not or ever be a replacement for an attraction that was nationally renowned(Dreamland).
It is cheaper to police a single building than an 11 acre site,but what about income,a free art gallery will not bring any money to the town,in fact it will cost a fortune to keep going,anybody with any sense will visit and then go to Canterbury or Herne Bay to eat or socialise.
How about putting money into the Margate Caves and the Shell Grotto or even the Tudor House
2-What happened to the Puppet Festival ?,Millions spent on an art gallery that is not even started and a refusal to fund traditional entertainment,by the way the man who started the festival has died,would it not be a good idea to make it a regular event as a memorial to a good man.
3-How about reducing business rates for the lower high st,this would enable people to start up and at least be on a level playing field with the mainstream shops,the Market is a really good idea and will help bring people back to the town,I know the Councillors are doing the best they can,but they need to address the smaller issues before they aim for the sky.
4-STOP THE BACKBITING ,the councillors should stop trying to make brownie points and all work for the same result,A stronger ,better and vibrant Thanet that will be a credit to us all.

Monday, 15 October 2007

Is it Art

I took a stroll along Dane Valley Rd and spotted this "artful" display on the playing field,notice the sublime placement of the artificial on the natural,note also the careful positioning of each item,could it be an aspiring damien hirst or is it just the rubbish left behind by the lads who do football training every sunday.
I think the Turner lot should buy it for the new Gallery?it must be worth all of 50p,a bargain to my mind,what do you think?

Saturday, 29 September 2007


I have been working a lot of late and have had no time to post or comment,So reading all of the last couple of weeks local posts it seems to me-

Ramsgate Sands-In the summer it will be fine,but and this is a BIG BUT,come the winter storms, it will be the most frightening and dangerous place you can imagine.
I have seen waves hitting the main stairs and crushing garage doors,Flints weighing 2-3 pounds hitting the cliff wall after being thrown over the top of the old Pleasurama building by the power of the waves.

Victoria Pavilion-Sand washed up to the building and waves hitting the upper walkway.

Manston-There have been planes overflying Ramsgate for many years,In fact Vulcan Bombers and Victor tankers used to do circuit and bumps all night,no-one moaned!!!!!!!!!!!

Margate Old Town-going downhill faster than a runaway rollercoaster,Hardly any shops open and the ladies hairdressers is closed on a saturday afternoon,pubs mostly empty and the council are allowing a new pub to open in the lower high street.

Turner Centre-See Ramsgate Sands

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Dreamland Cinema to close

The Thanet Times reports today that the cinema is to close because it cannot compete with Westwood Cross multiplex !!!

How do they know that when the thing is not even built yet?This is just more proof of the defeatist attitude that is permeating our town,I for one will always go to a big screen showing, instead of the much smaller multiplex screens that seem to rely more on overpowering sound levels to bludgeon your senses.

Other uses are mentioned in the article,it could be turned into a Conference Centre(already got one)or a Theatre(already got one)so it looks like Waterbridge will get it all their own way.

One other thing comes to mind,I wonder what will happen to the Punch and Judy and Escape because they seem to be the only viable businesses that are in the developers way?

Answers on a post card please.

Monday, 27 August 2007

A Popular way to pay?

Been busy working in Broadstairs this summer,not a lot of time to blog as I do not finish till the pubs close.
I have also had a lot of trouble logging on to blog as it keeps saying my e-mail doesn't exist,but when I sent for confirmation of password, it was sent to me at that address.
Saw the above picture and thought I would share it with you all,ttfn,dvt.

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Drapers Mills School Musical Theatre Club

The theatre club's production of Bugsy Malone last night was an absolute pleasure to watch,from the opening medley of tunes to the Grand Finale this was a triumph for the children of the cast.
Special mentions for Bugsy,Blousey,Tallulah and Roxy,the rest of the cast were amazing and with the backing from a duo of musicians a great musical came to life.
Many parents were wiping tears of pride from their eyes,not just for their own child but the entire cast,in fact I got a little misty myself.
Lots of splurge guns and custard pies were on hand and plenty of funny moments filled the hall with laughter,all in all a wonderful experience for everyone.

With this sort of effort being put in by both pupils and teachers alike Drapers will go on to be, not just a good school but a great one.

For legal and safety reasons I cannot post pictures or real names ,which is a shame because a lot of people should be able to see that at least some of our young people can be and are a real asset to the Thanet Community.

Thank you Drapers Mills for a great night,see if you can top it next year!

Monday, 16 July 2007

Not gone ,just moved

It has been a while since my last post,mainly because we moved to a bigger place and we have been really busy,Richard needs to brush up on his maths because it was only 30 days since the last post,not a lot is happening over here in the valley,but might have some interesting news on the entertainment front soon.
I met a man(not like that justin)!!!!who is going to put on a show at the Dane Valley Arms which should be very good,more details to follow later.
It is good to see so many new bloggers coming onto the scene,perhaps one day we could have a convention so we can all meet,mine's a lager,ttfn,dvt

Sunday, 17 June 2007

The Big Event

Despite the early rain and no Battle of Britain Memorial Flight this was a very good event.

I thoroughly enjoyed the bands and the atmosphere was brilliant,the queue for the beer tent was a bit long and it was a little difficult to applaud the bands with a pint in each hand.

It's a good job I am tall or it would have been difficult to see the stage as the crowds turned up in droves for the finale,some people complained to the sound engineer that they could not hear the music,but from my position it was fine perhaps they should have moved closer or had their ears syringed!!!!!

Friday, 15 June 2007


Got this today
If you follow the link they ask for your atm number,I bet some gullible fools fall for it.

Your Online Banking Is Been Suspended.

Dear Valued Customer,In the last few days, our Online banking security Team observed multiple logons on your account, from Different Blacklisted IP's therefore we are Issuing this security warning. Your Online Banking Access Has been Blocked, to prevent further unauthorized access for your safety.We have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure your identity and your account security. Please click on Continue to Log In button below to continue to the verification process.
N.B (Failure to verify your account details correctly will lead to account suspension)

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Got told this today

One sunny day in 2008, an old man approached the gates at the end of Downing St . He spoke to the Policeman standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and seeTony Blair please." The copper replied, "Sir, Mr Blair is no longer Prime Minister and doesn't live here." The old man said, "Okay," and walked away. The following day, the same man approached Downing St and said to the same copper, "I would like to go in and meet with Tony Blair". The copper again told the man, "Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Blair is no longer Prime Minister and doesn't reside here." The man thanked him and again walked away . . . The third day, the same man approached Downing St and spoke to the very same copper , saying "I would like to go in and meet with Tony Blair." The copper, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, "Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Blair. I've told you already several times that Mr. Blair is not the Prime Minister anymore and doesn't reside here. Don't you understand?" The old man answered, "Oh, I understand you fine, I just love hearing your answer!" The copper snapped to attention, saluted, and said, "See you tomorrow"

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Grand Turk leaving Harbour

and then

A giant seagull mistakes it for nesting material.

Wednesday, 16 May 2007


Thought you lot should read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please Be Extremely Careful especially if using internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on. This information arrived this morning direct from both Microsoft and Norton. Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Internet. You may receive an apparently harmless email with a P ower Point presentation "Life is beautiful." If you receive it DO NOT OPEN THE FILE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES , and delete it immediately. If you open this file, a message will appear on your screen saying: "It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful." Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC and the person who sent it to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and password. This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon. AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the antivirus software's are not capable of destroying it. The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself "life owner." PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS EMAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS and ask them to PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

New Start

Due to an over- indulgence of lager the blog was erased,so here we go again!!!!!