Sunday, July 06, 2008

Fun In The Sun

A splendid time seemed to be had by all and sundry at yesterday's inauguration of the 2008 European Water Ski Racing Championships here in the island's top town. Tattooed crack addicts, families and millionaires mingled marvellously amid the burgers and booze, all soaking up the sun and the wonderful atmosphere. Even councillors looked happy and relaxed, as this shot of the back of our pugilistic premier on his way to the nearest Thorley establishment shows (to avoid any misunderstanding, he's the one on the right in the blue shirt):

18 comments:

Michael Child said...

It was good to see the people down there today enjoying themselves, despite the rather unseasonable weather

Anonymous said...

What with Quexpo on in Birchington and celestial radio in Margate its all go this weekend!

Anonymous said...

I notice that TDC have finally removed the 'temporary' fencing along the top of the East Cliff - ready for this week end's festivities...

.. well most of it anyway. There is still a small section of the east cliff fenced off. The cliff face below this section has a large section that hasn't yet been painted.

The scafolding is now down, so I'm not sure what they are planning for this part of the cliff face.

Anyone have any idea what is going on?

Anonymous said...

was also interested to see that old pleasurearma site now started - amazed at small size of site, will all cars come along by harbour to service flats. all seems very pecularilar should have had a leisure use - as per the thanet christine tongue dvd

First lady said...

Does my bum look big in those slacks?

Fatman said...

Most traders reported a poor day saturday and many just gave up on sunday. Apparently, TDC instructed RTP not to advertise as they would. But they didn't do a good job and numbers were way down.

Anonymous said...

The German sausage man (who is actually Czech) told me wasn't doing much business Saturday.

Anonymous said...

I saw Sandy in the Oak, is he pals with Thorley?

Eastcliff Richard said...

There have been rumours, 11:59am, that he dines regularly with Thanet's Gang of Three. Whether those rumours have any basis in truth, I couldn't possibly say.

Sindy Shylock said...

I think it is fantastic. I love watersports myself and this will put Ramsgate firmly on the map as a good place to participate in watersports, whether as an experienced person or amateuer.

Is that really Sandy's bum in those slacks. Doesn't he look hot!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Er, are you sure you're not getting confused with a different kind of watersports, Sindy?

As for Sandy's bum, I hadn't really thought about it before, but now you come to mention it...

Anonymous said...

Is that Cheryl with the white slacks - big bottom?

big bum lover said...

That's no way to speak about a traditionally built lady. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Sindy Shylock said...

What ever do you mean Richard?

I'm sure you agree that there is nothing like stripping off and enjoying some watersports on a warm day, when one is feeling too hot and sticky.

I like to some some with my husband after a hot, sweaty day.

We only got involved in watersports after moving to Thanet and a friend from the conservative association suggested that we would enjoy doing it at weekends. My husband does a deskbound job and I find it hard to get him interested in energetic things but he simply adores watersports.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Um...

steve said...

for those involved in conversation of a non-sexual nature, i have it on good authority the deposed powerboat racing weekend went ahead with good crowds in Gravesend.

And they raced on sunday, battling 18 knot tides.

I wonder if TDC will look on longingly next year when they have no boat race to "sell"

Anonymous said...

The great one out looking for his new yacht, the SS Bakander. However, no one told him that it would be on the water, and not afloat in the Pub!

Lucy Mail said...

I must say that I agree with Sindy. On a hot summer's day, the feel of spray on your face and froth and foam forming around your feet and ankles simply can't be beaten.
And the equipment required to indulge in watersports is relatively inexpensive, to boot!