Little Gems

Hello friends happy Friday!

How’s your week been?  Ive been having a great time with the children still being of school, they go back on Monday though – boo!

One of my beautiful friends asked me out for an afternoon tea yesterday and it was absolutely lovely.  She asked if the children wanted to come but they were happy chilling and doing their own thing for  couple of hours.  How things change as they get older.

My friend told me she had booked somewhere in Chatham and we decided to meet there.  Now obviously for those of you who live around this area you will know it, for those of you who don’t I shall explain.  Its an old historic dockyard town on the River Medway. Like many places its lost a lot of its originality and charm and is now swamped with all kinds of shops and has become a very ‘hectic’ place.

What Im trying to say, without being rude, is its not one of my favourite places to go.  So when my friend suggested this place I was a little surprised but I also knew she enjoys the same kind of things as me and we are both very sensitive to atmospheres.  Thats kind of what I meant when I said its a bit ‘hectic’.  There are certain places that just don’t feel comfortable for me to be in and yet other places have an amazing feel, not that I always experience that, but it does play a part in where I do and don’t like to go.  Do you ever experience those feelings?

I went along to this place, which is called The Sun House Pier  and had a brilliant surprise.  The light was streaming through all the big windows around the building which made it feel so light, fresh and open.  There was a really relaxed feeling too helped by the choice of big sofas mixed with mismatched tables and chairs.  The icing on the cake (excuse the pun) was the view from the windows, as you can see from the featured photos, were beautiful.

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Sun Pier House is a community based project with all manner of activities for people to experience as well as being an incredibly well run Cafe.  We had the cream tea which really was heavenly (although we hadn’t mentioned I was Gluten Free) so I HAD to have the normal one, it tasted so good!  Thats something I need to get back in the habit of  – I have had a bit of a Gluten Fest and it is not good.  Oh and just to mention they do gluten free options but they had already prepared it as we had booked.

We were both so struck by the place and what an incredible find it was, we will definitely be visiting again and I will take others there.  It occurred to me that sometimes you can find a real gem in a place that you wouldn’t expect.  The same can be true with circumstances and situations in our lives, things look bleak and we don’t imagine that something good can come from it, but the opposite can be true.

I find its like that with God, there are times when things look and feel less than great but as I trust Him, He is always faithful and I find amazing answers to prayer and even unexpected treasure in the most unlikely places.


Hope you enjoyed this post. Maybe some of you might like to try The Sun House Pier, if you do let me know what you think.


Much love


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  • Reply sharon Cheeseman April 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    That is so true Kate. God loves being in our small (what we may think petty) situations. He just loves to surprise us.. I’m reluctant to cut my grass at the moment as I have some beautiful wild flowers poking their heads through.
    Big hug x

    • Reply Kate April 16, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Thanks Sharon xxx

  • Reply Bridie Garrard April 16, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Love the sound of The Sun House Pier,it is so wonderful to have our eyes opened to the treasures that lie before us,especially exciting when we find them in unlikely places!Love this Kate!

    • Reply Kate April 18, 2016 at 11:13 am

      You must go there Bridie I think you will love it xxx

  • Reply Lesley Smith April 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I love finding treasure of every kind wherever I go. It’s an adventure to experience hidden gems and share them with others. It’s especially good when I find them in the most unexpected places. I will keep you informed about the next treasure I find!

    • Reply Kate April 23, 2016 at 7:04 am

      Thank you Lesley can’t wait! X

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