I'm writing to you from Margate this week with a bowl of strawberries and cream in arms reach. Before my Mum heads home to Sydney this week, we wanted to get out of London and see the English seaside. It's a town I've been to countless times before but as with so many people, places and things, witnessing something through someone else's eyes gives you a new perspective. The scent of vinegar on fish and chips, salty sea air and the waves washing over the shore are all such soothing things and even though it couldn't be further away from Australia, there are moments when being by the coast makes it feel like home.
We went straight from the train to Sargasso for freshly grilled sardines and soft serve ice cream topped with dark chocolate and toasted hazelnuts before cooking chicken in lemon and capers for dinner. As we ate, we watched the England women's football team win the final and the surrounding streets erupt in cheers as roars and claps echoed from the nearby pubs. It's the sort of joy that's contagious and is just the good news I needed to start off a new exciting month. August has so much in store and I can't wait to share it with you.
I hope you find the joy you're looking for this week,