Saturday, March 06, 2010

Quad Pro Quo?

Just to prove I can speakus Latinus, just like our local biblio-bloke, my headline's a reminder that quad bikes and assorted other crotch rockets will be whizzing all over Margate Sands for the next two days (click on the pic for details).

That's if they can see the beach for the smoke, as I gather another former hotel that was being converted into apartments went up in flames in Cliftonville this morning.

Carousing with the Margate millionaires last night, the consensus was that the Arsonists' Playground would be better served for publicity and visitors if one of its many teenage mothers gave birth to quads. But that's just an opinion. To be honest the Westcoast bar was kicking, and later in the evening punters spilled out from the Mike and Bernie Winter Gardens having spent a splendid two hours in the company of my old showbiz chum Dara O'Briain. Yes, the Turnip does look like a multi storey car park, but I gather our Frank has bought up most of the property opposite and plans to put a classy establishment in, along the lines of his, er, fashionable Digby and Fayreness gastro pubs. Whether the chattering classes who visit the gallery will be satisfied with chicken in a basket remains to be seen.

Meanwhile I see Communities Secretary John Denham has urged poor old Redcar, which has just had the guts ripped out of it by Corus, to model itself on Margate by building an arts centre and painting murals on all the shop fronts. So at least Margate can look forward to Redcar overtaking it as the emptiest high street in Britain!

Click here to read about John Denham in the Northern Echo

17 comments:

ascu75 aka Don said...

Richard that's two things we are tops at arsonistic things and shops going bust. My spies tell me its to cold to stand and watch the Quad Pro Quo capers and have adjourned to the Promanade to have soup in a basket and let the kids wreck the play area, with any luck they will be asleep before they come and visit Granddad. Hope they took some piccies

Anonymous said...

I think it is seagull in a basket judging by my last visit to a Thorley establishment . I guess it is locally sourced and it is one less flying rat to nick my chips, but still a little tough to chew on.

Cacoethes scribendi chaps

mnottingham said...

I was delivering lealfets in Cliftonville this morning and there were 6 appliances at the fire some from out of Thanet.

ascu75 aka Don said...

Mark you must have poked one through our letterbox if you had knocked I would have made you tea

Anonymous said...

...and offered you a hobnob.

Anonymous said...

have you seen that Ramsgate is mentioned in the Sunday Times today!

Anonymous said...

Jesus - a Thorley Tavern opposite the Turner.
Will they be sticking a Wetherpoons acrsoos the street too... or what about a Burger King?

Anonymous said...

Thorley not!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ho ho.

Readit said...

If an artist ever needed a blank canvas, then Redcar is surely IT!.
They dont organise walks around Redcar, just OUT of it.

Peter Checksfield said...

Do you know which property Thorley has bought? I don't think it's such a bad thing if it's the Fort Hotel &/or the Arcadian, anything's better than what's there already & it's preferable to one of those trendy eateries that last a few months.

Anonymous said...

My understanding is that Thorley has put in an offer on the Turner Centre. My mate always said it would be a failure unless it sold beer.

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Richard Eastcliff said...

Not sure what that was all about, but I'm pretty sure someone called Rick was involved!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, he'll pop his last remaining lung at some point.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, he'll pop his last remaining lung at some point.

Anonymous said...

How queer!