Thursday 16th May 2024

Thought for the Day“When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to the happiness that you can give out.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday 15th May 2024

A red hatters lunch today at The Anchor at Wingham. Our new group really are lovely ladies who always thank me for all the organising so different from the last lot!! Sadly three couldn’t make it today but the rest of us really had a lovely meal with very good company.

We discussed a visit to the Kent Lavender Farm in July, something we really must do!

The reason I have a purple hat on is because it is my birthday month.

10.30 was slug/snail patrol. Other gardeners say there are so many because we didn’t have a cold winter. There are so many more this year. One has even munched one of my courgettes. PESTS!!  But even so we can’t kill them, they are “rehomed” in the field opposite.

Thought for the Day – “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” ~ Saadi

Tuesday 14th May 2024

We went to Kearsney even though it was a bit rainy. We watched the coots.

The mum was getting very angry if any ducks or swans got anywhere near her chicks.

Thought for the Day –  “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” ~ Mandy Hale

Monday 13th May 2024

A day volunteering at Cancer Research. Two weeks away and I have to remined myself quickly how to do things like the lottery tickets on the till!

Snail/slug patrol in the evening. Where do they all come from?!

Thought for the Day –  “Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.” ~ Nicole Kidman

Sunday 12th May 2024

A lovely sunny walk over the fields.

We left Ellie at home and went to K and C hospital. Thankfully the roads were empty and the hospital was very quiet , in fact Mal was the only one at the Ultrasound! All good with the ultrasound.

We stopped at Wingham Farm shop on the way back to buy more compost and some more asparagus. The ones in the allotment aren’t doing too well and we both love it.

Mal worked the allotment in the afternoon while I transplanted the first of my tomatoes and courgettes into pots to keep at home.

Thought for the Day -“Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.” ~ Paula Coelho

Saturday 11th May 2024

Mal received a phone call asking him to go for an ultrasound at K and C today! He told them he couldn’t go and complained he had already been there the previous day to no avail. Obviously she was only booking appointments so wasn’t interested! So an appointment was booked for the next day.

We then went to Quex Barn to have lunch with Tris and Violet. It was lovely seeing them again. We sat outside as it was such a nice sunny day and bless them they gave me an early birthday present, a really nice thoughtful present.

Back home to watch the Hammers v Luton game. So very sad that Luton lost and looks as though they will be leaving the  Premier. Rob, their manager was visibly upset.

We did glance at the Eurovision, yuk! Things ain’t what they used to be.

It was more interesting later going out into the garden on slug/snail patrol! So many and huge snails.

Thought for the Day – “When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.” ~ Buddha

Friday 10th May 2024

I walked Ellie early so that Mal could get ready for his scan. We drove to the hospital and arrived 15 minutes early. Mal went in and I took Ellie to the “dog park”. Half an hour later Mal messaged to say they didn’t have him down on the list! After an hour and a half, no answer and he couldn’t have it done as they were fully booked!! We were both VERY angry. What has happened to the NHS and all that money that was spent on their computer system?? They just gave him a piece of paper with the hospital phone number on it “ring this number between 9.30 and 11 tomorrow.”

A waste of an entire morning Not impressed. The joke was later that afternoon Mal had a form on his app to complete. …”how was your visit to K and C today?” Needless to say he told them in no uncertain terms.

Thought for the Day – “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” ~  Lucius Annaeus Seneca