Here I was thinking that everyone between the ages of 16 and 60 had left town in a hurry... I moved down here last December (in fact, today is my year's anniversary), trading a tiny 2-up-2-down in Streatham for a monster Victorian place close to Folkestone town centre (which is costing me a fortune to do up).
Restaurants - try The India on Rendezvous Street, the food IMO is a lot better than the New Delhi (altho' the service can be slow), or there's a new one in Elham - the "Blue Vinny" - which looks quite posh, and will apparently be the subject of a TV programme next autumn.
I'm not sure of blogging etiquette re. e-mail addresses, but I'm keen to meet people locally, especially anyone who plays squash, cricket or five-a-side footie at a poor standard, or who fancies starting a crap rock covers band. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, and I'm ALWAYS up for a pub quiz...
This is part of my website The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and things, and I know it was a useful reference for others who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. My name is not Gerald BTW, this comes from a fake newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.