It's almost time to dig out the lights, baubles and tinsel. Christmas is just around the corner, and it's an exciting year to celebrate the season in East Kent with the official launch of Melocard, the discount card for kent, at the Folkestone Christmas Spectacular.

On the 28th of November, Folkestone is putting on one of the best all-day Christmas events in the county, with festive music, reindeer, dazzling decorations, great food, Father Christmas, and of course, Melocards! Your Melocard will give you exclusive discounts at over 80 local shops and businesses, from coffees to flowers to spa treatments to home stereos. What better way to gift yourself this season than with cash savings?

Melocards cost just 10, and give you deals and discounts until March 2011. They can be purchased online at, or on 28 November at any Melocard InfoPoint in Folkestone.

When you get your Melocard on or before 28 November, you'll also get exclusive access to the first ever Melocard Christmas Treasure Trail - a festive prize hunt where you can enter to win loads of exciting gifts in shops across Kent. 'Tis the season to be jolly you know!

To see where you can get Melocard discounts, or to get your card, visit

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This is my website The 'Gerald that I set up in a fury of enthusiasm when I first came here sometime in 2004. I had been a frequent visitor for a while before that so I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. This site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for best 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 only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. I am not Gerald by the way, this comes from the name of a pretend paper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper 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.