Friday 31st May 2013

Bargains – (Father’s Day) – Marks and Spencer 20% off Men’s Toiletries &  Adult Tour of Wembley Stadium £17.50 & National Trust Online Shop 50% off & Dunelm Mill 20% off

I think Mal felt a bit sorry for me not feeling 100% and so he decided to take the day off from his moderation work and we caught the bus into Broadstairs. That’s what I needed some sea air and in the afternoon the sun even came out. We had our lunch out and later sat at Viking Bay. It was lovely but the sea gulls are such a pain. They just swoop down and woe betide anyone who is eating, they will just take it out of their hands.

It was really busy down there, I guess everyone coming out after the rain.

Things are not looking good in Istanbul.Riot Police are using tear gas and water cannon against the protesters occupying Gezi Park. The people are not at all happy with Erdogan……rather an understatement!

Viking Bay
Viking Bay


Thought for the Day – “There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” – Victor Hugo

Thursday 30th May 2013

Bargains – Buy the paper today for £5 off £40 spend at Aldi & British Airways cheap last minute Europe deals & 20% off Women’s wear at The Hut & 25% off Vtech toys

Paintballing for 4 – don’t miss this one as it has been reduced and is so worth the money!!! I have bought a few of these for my grandchildren and they loved it.

More rain! By the afternoon, the sun was out so I went for a walk. Mal’s computer was overheating and so he decided to take it apart and clean it. Anyone who knows Mal, will know that he often has a few screws left at the end but this time he didn’t! It remains to be seen if it has made any difference.

I have definitely caught Mal’s cold and sore throat, so I ended up going to bed at 6, just felt exhausted.


Wednesday 29th May 2013

Bargains – The Hut 20% off Women’s Clothes & Monsoon Seasonal Sale Offers & Vax Cylinder Vacuum £49.50 & Debenhams 20% off Men’s and Women’s Clothing & Wallis 25% off everything

I went swimming in the morning. Then the rain started! I can’t believe with just a couple of days to go until we are in June that I am slow cooking a beef casserole for tonight’s dinner!  I have to say I feel sorry for the people who come to their caravans for the kids half term. At least our caravan is warm and dry and we have everything we need here.

Tuesday 28th May 2013

Bargains – Debenhams reduced price kids wear &  Bon Marche free delivery & Marks & Spencer 50% off Formula Suncare Range & 2 for 1 Pamper Day £59 & National Express 1/3rd off with Senior Coach Card

What a difference a day makes, weather wise! Rain!  I needed some shopping and so decided to get the bus. Well, there were 6 of us waiting at the bus stop and the bus didn’t come, so I ended up walking along with our ex next door neighbour, Emma. At least we had a good chat walking to the shops. I certainly  wasn’t going to wait for the only bus back, seeing as the other one didn’t turn up!  So, I walked back in the rain. I was quite wet by the time I arrived back. I took my wheelie shopper, so plenty of food in now if it rains for the rest of the week! I hope it doesn’t.

Boring I know but Mal carried on working. Well, that is what he is here for.



Monday 27th May 2013

Bargains – M&S 20% off school uniforms & Thames afternoon Tea cruise for 2 £44 & Hands and Feet Treat   £35 & Russell Hobbs Mini Food Processor £20 & Fathers Day – Hot Drives & Rides £39

Now that was unusual Bank Holiday weather…the sun was out and it was warm!

Mal asked if I wanted to go out somewhere but really didn’t fancy the Bank Holiday seaside crowds, so I had a quiet day in the garden and Mal carried on working. I did watch the tennis with Nadal, apart from that Bank Holiday TV was pretty bad!


Thought for the Day – “Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” ~ James M Barrie



Sunday 26th May 2013

Bargains – Brantano Footwear 30% off everything & Bargain Crazy 25% off all Fashion and Footwear & Debenhams Flowers 20% off everything & 2 Tefal Frypans £20.80 &  North Cyprus Holiday 2 weeks Half Board and 3rd Week free from £349pp

Breakfast and then I went for a swim as there is an indoor pool here. Mal just carried on working.

Pfizer have now moved out from Sandwich and there are plans afoot to use the site for an £80 million Bio mass power plant. Previously Pfizer generated a lot of their own power.

It was a really nice sunny day and looks as though the sun was out, even in Cardiff with the paddling pool out!

In the evening we spoke to River, Sol and Tariq. River is up to his eyes in revision as he starts his GCSE exams as soon as he gets back to school after half term.

Oscar and Josie
Oscar and Josie



Sol, Josie and Ollie
Sol, Josie and Ollie

Thought for the Day – “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”  ~ Buddha

Saturday 25th May 2013

Bargains – Premier Inn City Break Bonanza & Half Price Dolls House with Free Delivery & Soft Toy Quackers Duck with FREE Delivery £3.60 &  Free Chocs with Interflora & M&S 20% off Home Event

Debenhams are continuing their Big Blue Cross Weekend and have another 10% off discount code

The sun was out so I went to Westwood to buy a joint of meat and things for the Bank Holiday Weekend. As I always do, I get into Sainsbury’s and then get distracted by the massive choice (compared to the TRNC) and come out with far more than I intended! A good thing that I took my wheelie shopper that Torin bought me for Christmas, so I didn’t have to carry it. To be honest I wouldn’t have been able to carry it. It’s quite a walk from Westwood to the caravan park. I came out of Sainsbury’s with a pile of vouchers the cashier had given me. More nectar points the next time I buy over £30 worth, another saying I had saved £6.66 on today’s shop and goodness knows what else. I come home from shopping with a bag stuffed full of money off vouchers. I also went into WHSmith and another pile of vouchers from there. They are all desperate for returning customers.

In the afternoon John from the caravan opposite came in with his computer. It was in a real mess and he couldn’t even get emails, so Mal sorted it out for him. He is one of the handymen here so said if we have any maintenance problems, to let him know….fair exchange!

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Thought for the Day – “My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.”  ~ J. Brotherton