We went into the mountains for such a long walk and up some very steep footpaths, our legs ached and I think we actually wore Ellie out. After breakfast down to Pools R Us to buy some floc as in our absence the pool has gone a little green. Then some food shopping, from tomorrow Lemar is selling broccoli for 1.30tl (around 36p for those who don’t know the exchange rate) a kilo!! I feel some broccoli and blue cheese soup coming on.
Thought for the Day – “A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.” ~ Paul Dudley White
What a beautiful morning, we opened the bedroom window and the sun was just coming over the mountains and all we could smell was jasmine and the birds were singing. What more could you ask for?
I think Ellie had her longest walk/run for a long while. We went quite high up into the mountains and she was still up for her ball game at the end of the walk. She just ran everywhere, see if you can spot her………..
We took Ellie to Lambousa Market for a bit of socialisation and also to get her some new toys. She chews up all the ropes we have bought her and needs some new ones. Not the best place to take her as several people told us there are three resident dogs who don’t like any other dogs. Thankfully we avoided them. We went to the KAR stall and bought her new toys and spoke to Margaret and the ladies running it. They loved Ellie and told us that they have two more Goldies up at the Rescue centre. So, if anyone saw Ellie and wants one, they asked us if we would let them know. How can people just get rid of these dogs?
We then went on to get shopping. I went to Ileli as we had some delicious asparagus from there but they had sold out. Luckily Starling had some. It’s 6.50tl and is so delicious. A new gas cylinder as well which was 42tl. I think they were 30tl last time I bought one. Cyprus Today.
Thought for the Day – “When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering, I say to myself Yes indeed, all that belongs to me!” ~ Henri Rousseau
While we were in the UK I bought a new pair of crocs, they are great for slipping on to do the gardening. My old ones had worn out. When we were having lunch yesterday, Ellie brought one of them to me in her mouth and plonked it on my lap. I thought nothing of it and put it away. Perhaps it was something to do with the rubber smell which is very much the same as her chewy toys but this morning we wondered where she was and this time, she decided to chew my new croc! That is the first thing she has ever touched. I scolded her but it’s only a shoe.I can still wear them in the garden, just some teeth marks and a chewed strap. I know when I first had my last Goldie, he ate everything including the carpet, so we have done well so far! Mal then went round the house collecting his shoes up and putting them away! Ellie looked very sorry for herself. Revenge for us leaving her?!
Later we went out to buy two new relaxer chairs and also some paint. Ellie was in the back of the car, she just loves all the fuss she gets when we stop places as I don’t leave her in the car.
The Kulaksiz 5 case has been adjourned again!
Ellie was much later waking up before she scratched on the side of the bed. We were already awake and come the weekend it will be an hour later. (Clocks change)
This is Ellie looking quite mad running around the mountains
We come back from our walk and then have our daily dose of Pharrell. It’s a good way to start your day!
I saw this article this morning “What to do when you are dead” and thought it was really interesting. It beats Mal’s “stick me in a bin bag and leave me out for the dustmen”. I know most people don’t like discussing death but we are all going to die. The biodegradable urns and ending up as a tree sounds good to me!
Ellie came and scratched on the side of the bed early. I think she was checking we were still here. We were up and walked to the mountains. I know she has been having long walks with David and Kenny and I think she has been getting a lot of treats from them. She tried sitting down often on our walk and looking at me as if to say “time for a treat.”!
We have only been away 10 days but there is a lot more colour from the plants on our walks.
We then went shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables, a lot cheaper than the UK (and tastier!!) On the way back we dropped off some things at David and Kenny’s that we brought back from the UK for them. They did ask what it was with Ellie putting her nose in her water bowl and then throwing it everywhere. Well, we had never seen that one until later in the afternoon, she did it for us, all over the kitchen floor! A bit of rebellion there.
We didn’t do much else as we both felt so tired, just washing and things that needed doing. Thought for the Day – “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~ Dalai Lama