It's all very well these nice new shops like Mini Mooch opening in Folkestone, but to be honest, that Old High Street is a bit too far away when you live in the opulent West End, like what I do. So it's great to see a new shop called [google=farago folkestone]Farago[/google], opening on Bouverie Road West, where the off license was, next to Shanel's Brasserie. It will be selling retro things and collectable books, according to the swanky new window display, and I'm guessing it will be open any day now. It's a shame that that section of BRW is CURSED, and it will struggle... There's another new lpace offering "home fashions" just opposite Chambers, is this the fabled knock on effect of the regeneration of other areas already? Town is looking nicer these days I feel.
This is part of my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone sometime in '04. I'd been a frequent visitor for a few years previous to that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. The site used to be updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and things, and I know it was a handy reference for those who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald BTW, this comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.