How are you today? I heard that though it's the rainy season it's not
raining much in Japan. How funny! Likewise, it is sunny and warm here in
I must apologise for not being able to write an article for this blog last
week. It was because of technology problems but luckily those have been
fixed now. So, let me tell you about something amazing that happened
I took a short holiday by myself from June 9th to 11th. I travelled from
Liverpool down to Whitstable which is on the south east coast of England.
It took 7 hours by train. However, it was definitely worth the time and
effort. I stayed in an attic room of a house and from the window I could
see a big golf course and the beach was also only a 15 minute walk away.
The architecture in the town was cute and the atmosphere was calm.
The family I stayed with were really warm and laid back so I felt relaxed
and happy straightaway.
The purpose of my trip was to go to a music festival made by my favorite
singer Damon Albarn. It was held in Margate, a famous seaside resort on
the coast, so after a wonderful homemade breakfast from my host, I took a
short train journey there. My mum's mum used to take her husband and
children (including my mum) to Margate every year for their holiday. It
was my first time to go though and it was lovely to walk the streets and
imagine my mum playing there when she was a child. As I walked around, I
saw beautiful old architecture...
A vast beach and clean sea...
And an interesting statue on the pier...
It was then time to go to the festival. It was held at Dreamland, a big
fairground in Margate. (The picture at the top of this article was taken
at Dreamland.) People could enjoy the fairground attractions as well as
I waited all day for the headlining group, Gorillaz. They are an anime
band that Damon Albarn created. For over 15 years it has been one of my
mini dreams to see Gorillaz play live and I was so pleased to be able to
fulfill this dream. The music was incredible and I was standing right at
the front so when Damon came nearby I could touch his hand. My whole body
went to jelly at that time and I felt like a teenager again. What an
amazing feeling! It seemed fitting that I realised one of my dreams at a
place called Dreamland!
I couldn't sleep that night because of the excitement and I felt groggy the
next day, however, my cousin and her family live near Whitstable so they
came to see me and they gave me so much energy! We walked along the
harbour and bought fresh prawns from the fish market...
We then went round Whitstable castle together and sat chatting in the
We skimmed stones along the sea at the pebbly beach...
And finally, we had an Italian lunch together...
It was a lovely way to finish a great weekend. I then had to do the 7 hour
train journey back to Liverpool though! I was exhausted and slept almost
all the way home but it was a very happy tiredness.
How about you? Have you done anything nice lately? Thank you for reading
this. I hope you are all well and I will look forward to seeing you again
next time. Until then, take care!
Best wishes, from Corrina. ☺️