A quick gander round Whitstable beach and harbour

Did you enjoy the first sunny weekend of the year?

We had a super day out to Whitstable in Kent, our first since last autumn. I always know summer is on the way when we feel like hopping in the car to the north Kent coast and wander along Whitstable high street nosing in all the windows at the Easter displays.

I’ve made two short videos about our trip – the first one is shown above and gives you a wander around the beach and harbour. I’m editing another about the independent shops which I’ll share with you shortly.

This video was made in response to a British Mummy Bloggers’ prompt “What do you do at Easter?”

It’s only about 90 seconds and I’m still experimenting with features such as front/end titles, sound, subtitles etc. Any constructive criticism on my novice film making skills would be much appreciated!

And tell me what you did in all that sunny weather?


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  1. says

    OMG first off love the scenery and your lovely voice! Of course us Americans LOVE an accent – he.

    I think the video is nice.

    My suggestions :
    Tri-pod for scenery shots to prevent shaking
    Maybe some light music in the backround

    Otherwise, I enjoyed the tour!

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

      Thanks! I see now a tripod would help with scenery shots although this was just impromptu footage taken with a mobile phone. I would like music in the background throughout too, I need to experiment and make sure it doesn’t drown out the commentary if there is one.

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

      You mean “mussles” I take it?!

      I don’t know why we don’t go in the winter… it’s not that far away, I guess we just feel more inclined to go out of the city when the days start to get longer.

  2. says

    Cute video! I don’t get to Whitstable as often as I should, my sister lives there so I have no excuse!

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

      Yes I bet it’s not far from you… takes us just under 90 mins to get there.