Sunday 14th July 2024

A lovely walk through the orchards. The apricots are nearly ready!

I have pages missing in my blog, all will be explained later.

Friday 5th July 2024

A busy time as my sister is staying with us and we have been out and about. Yesterday Marion and I went out for lunch in Canterbury followed by a show at The Marlowe.

It was called “Here you come again” – the Dolly Parton musical. It was different! At least it was a day out and we enjoyed being out for the day. We have been out and about the rest of the week too.

The weather has been “changeable”!

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

Saturday 29th June 2024

We went for Ellie’s walk at the park in Ramsgate.

As usual they are out patrolling the coastline!

Mal ordered a lot of seeds from Thomson & Morgan, the leek seeds were out of date so he complained and they didn’t understand, after a lot of emails they agreed to replace them. They arrived this morning and had exactly the same date on them!!!!! Obviously out of date again. Really??!!  This country is broken.

Still cleaning after all the dust from the road being dug up but the bonus of having Glasto on loud!

Ellie nice and relaxed in the shade….

Thought for the Day – “Hard things will happen to us. We will recover. We will learn from it. We will grow more resilient because of it.”  ~ Taylor Swift

Friday 28th June 2024

Another early morning walk with Ellie but it was nowhere near as hot as the previous day. Mal had his haircut and I went to get some shopping in Deal.  Jenkins the fresh fish has expanded into a much larger shop and now do seafood street food as well. As usual I bought a fresh crab for lunch.

Tennis in the afternoon. Sadly Harris lost in the semi final at Eastbourne.

Thought for the Day – “Life is a climb but the view is great.” ~ Paulo Coelho

Thursday 27th June 2024

The antibiotics I was given have done nothing for my stomach. I was up most of the night again with a bad stomach. At 4.30, I gave up and decided as it will be another warm day, Ellie and I should walk early. I did exactly the same in Cyprus. It is nice that time of day, so peaceful and just the occasional  dog walkers strolling around.

In the evening we went to the Marlowe to see Jools Holland. I really could go and see his show every week. I realised last night it is because they are all smiling on stage, involve the audience (I guess it did help being two rows from the front!) and also the camaraderie on stage is so obvious . Jools has an eye  for spotting talent and as he always does, introduced us to two guitarist/singers who were so good Toby Lee particularly.  Then he has additional established guests. Last night as always, Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall, Sumudu Jayatilaka  and then Imelda May…what a voice she has.

Just a taster (not mine!)

I have to say every time we go to one of his shows, we don’t want to leave and are all up and dancing ! A truly great night.

Thought for the Day – “Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate, fumigate.” ~ Mandy Hale

Wednesday 26th June 2024

The weather was hot and so we were up and out early. We were at Kearsney Abbey by 7.30 and it was nice and cool. A long walk and then Ellie just runs to the stream . She loves it in there.

Did a bit of sorting in the afternoon, the spare room and the garden. Too much really for a warm day!

In the evening we watched Portugal (my team in the Daniel sweepstake) play Georgia. Wow Georgia!! Why can’t England play like that?! Portugal lost 2-0.

Thought for the Day – “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you.” ~ Mary Lou Retton