Sunday, September 22, 2013

Chinese-Churches-Run for your wife

On Saturday night myself and her indoors decided to have a Chinese at the George at Teynham, we have used the place before and is most probably the best Chinese Restaurant in the area. £25 a head I thought was good as we had 5 courses but what surprised me was that we were the only ones in the restaurant.  On our return we watched a film, I was hoping for a bit of hanky panky but then realised there was no Z in the month. The film we watched was called Run for Your Wife – reviews from the Guardian that paper which sells about 100 copies a week and where the BBC get all its news from, gave it a right slating saying:
“The trouser-dropping 80s stage farce finally hits the big screen with Danny Dyer, to kill off any remaining British self-respect”

Well I thoroughly enjoyed it was in the same vein as a Brian Rix Farce (for those who can remember him) and was typical English Slap, stick humour and like the famous Tommy Cooper/Eric Sykes comedy film The Plank it had loads of popular British Actors in cameo roles. Good old fashioned laugh a minute. Of Guardian readers would not like it because there was no hidden meaning where they could talk over a Dinner Party, well worth a watch.

On Sunday popped into Headcorn lovely small Town/Village, there is a pleasant little cafĂ©/curio shop there where often have coffee, 2 coffees and two portion of white bait £20.50p! You can not go anywhere with out spending twenty notes.

All Saints Hollingbourne Kent

Hollingbourne is a village with a population of around 900 souls and nestles under the North Downs some five miles to the east of Maidstone. The village has over one hundred listed buildings and two conservation areas and is surrounded by several sites of special scientific interest. There are spectacular views across the village and Kent towards the South Downs from the top of Hollingbourne Hill.

The church was begun in the 14th century and was altered and extended in the 15th century, in 1638, 1869 and 1903. The church is constructed of flint and ashlar stone work and has plain tiled roofs. It was restored in 1876 by George Gilbert Scott, Jr. and is a Grade I listed building.[1]

St Nicholas Church Leeds Kent

This is different to a lot of the other churches I have featured as it has a timber spire

Construction of the church began in the 11th century; it is built of a mix of local ragstone and tufa with a roof covered in plain clay tiles. The large square tower on the west end is of two levels with broad buttresses and quoined corners of tufa. The north and south sides of the tower have windows with semi-circular heads and the west side has two lancet windows and a pointed arched door. The roof level has a battlemented parapet with a timber spire built in 1963 in the style of an earlier 15th century spire.[1] The church clock was built in the 1730s and the tower contains a ring of bells consisting of ten bells; nine dating from the 1750s with the tenor bell cast in 1617.[2]
The main body of the church is constructed of ragstone with tufa inclusions and has clay-tiled roofs

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