Updated: Nov 11, 2019
Hi, I'm Becky! Welcome to Lodge Cottage and my first blog post! I'm new to blogging so am very excited to share news & events from our life here in Deal, on the Kent coast. As well as keeping you up to date on what is happening here at the cottage, this will also be a lifestyle blog to share new discoveries in the area such as foodie things, shopping, arts, crafts, cultural & outdoor activities. All designed to tempt you eastwards for a taste of life down here in our little corner of the world.
It all started on a freezing December day in 2017. There was thick snow on the ground when we rolled up from Buckinghamshire to unload the vans at our new home, just 1 week before Xmas. The first thing was to get the fire going and crack open the bubbles! Almost 2 years have now passed (there are still unpacked boxes) and it's all been a bit of a whirlwind with building work, renovations, decorating, gardening, settling in, making new friends and getting to know this lovely county we now call home.
We've now achieved phase 3 of the operation (meaning putting our stamp on the cottage in order to welcome guests). We've remodelled the old stable in to comfy accommodation, given the exterior a fresh lick of paint & repaired the old shutters plus, drum roll... built the Garden Studio, my favourite new place to hang out and be creative! This is going to be a special place where visitors can come and experience a range of workshops, pop-up events & be pampered with relaxing treatments.
It's been a real lifestyle change for us moving here - we've loved all the amazing new things we've discovered in this lovely area and I'd like to share them with you and make your visit to Lodge Cottage and the east Kent coast one to remember. Until next time! :-)