Thursday, December 17, 2009
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After a day at home which passed in the blink of an eye, we set off for Kent - not quite so glamorous as Barcelona, but we had to get away again. Iden Green is near Cranbrook, Tentenden, Hawkhurst and Rye. The room we had was lovely, as was the setting. The weather was kind to us (so glad it wasn't this week!). We visited various places, and walked around the towns. We saw the new 'A Christmas Carol' film in the Kino digital cinema in Hawkhurst. This must be the cinema experience of the future, the waiting area is a bar, serving drinks and cakes. No popcorn in sight, no pushing and shoving, no arguing about seats. I have long been a fan of small Cinemas, now it looks like there is a future for them too.
On Saturday we went to St. Dunstans, Cranbrook to hear a production of Handel's Messiah. It was uncomfortable sitting on the pews for all that time, and as we hadn't booked, and didn't arrive that early finding seats was difficult. It was a very good production. We got to sing the Hallelujah chorus for Children in Need. No, I'm not going to make the obvious joke.
All these little Kentish towns are beautiful and have their own unique character. We enjoyed our few additional days away, and returned on Sunday via Tunbridge Wells.