Captain Snap was flitting about just before noon today, taking photographs of the Christmas Eve activity below and particularly at the Westwood Cross shopping centre on the Isle of Thanet.
I've uploaded some of my photos which take in Westgate, Margate and Westwood Cross on to Flickr and you can find these here.
I can't admit to seeing as many people shopping as I would have expected at the peak time of the retail season but judge for yourselves!
My apologies for the quality as they are not as sharp as I would wish. The light is very poor today and the best my camera could offer for a high-speed aerial setting was ASA 500. I'm tasked with going over Bluewater for one of the daily papers on Boxing Day and so I'm hoping for rather better conditions then.