Dog walking and shopping in the morning, quite a miserable day weather wise. I walked Ellie at Stodmarsh Nature Reserve after I dropped Mal off at the station.
We have booked a hotel for May in Stratford upon Avon, a MacDonalds Hotel and whilst making the booking it clearly says that the amount will be deducted from our card on our departure. Wrong, they have taken the money from our bank already. It’s bad enough they are charging £15 PER NIGHT for Ellie! I think she will have her own bed and dinner for that (no she won’t!) The upshot of this is that they “made a mistake on their booking form”, so in other words tough, we have to pay for it all now even though it is in 4 months time!
We watched the Spurs game in the evening. They are at number 2 now even though they only drew the match.
Thought for the Day – “Respect your parents. They graduated school without Google or Wikipedia.”
I was back doing my volunteering at Demelza all day. The good news was Demelza was on the news last week regarding the £1,000 bridal gown that was donated to us by a lady who won our lottery, bought the wedding dress with the money and then after the wedding decided to donate it back to us. My manager Loren has been trying to find out who donated it. She has and along with the publicity, we have sold quite a few wedding dresses and also the dress in question. What a very kind lady. Paulette who donated the dress…..
Mal cooked dinner, that was nice.
Thought for the Day – “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”
The first morning for a while that there wasn’t any frost and so we went to the sea at Minnis Bay. Ellie loves it there. Mal managed to lose her ball in the sea, he threw it too far and the tide took it.
There were a lot of Brent Geese swimming in the sea and circling above.
We are hearing that the weather is very cold in Cyprus at the moment. At least here we have central heating! It is saying -2 overnight!
In the afternoon we went for a visit to Wingham Wildlife Park. The red panda was out for a change.
The penguins looked as though they were lining up for a photo shoot. We spent quite some time looking at the chimps that have come from laboratories in America, they look so sad.
Later we watched a very good Spurs v Wycombe Wanderers game, thankfully Spurs won but I did feel a little sorry for the Wanderers. Thought for the Day – “The kindness one does for an animal may not change the world but it will change the world for that one animal.”
Very weird weather, it rained and then by the time we went for our walk, everything had frozen and we nearly fell over walking down the road, it was so slippy but the sun was out.
I took Mal to the station, late day on Friday.
In the afternoon I took Ellie to the vets for her vaccinations. £33.60. I am sure it is cheaper in Cyprus! I took her to the vets I have been going to for so many years Eagle Vets. George was even kind enough to let me have some medicine for Rosie when I was unable to buy it in Cyprus. He’s a brilliant vet.
Thought for the Day – “Often in life we forget the things we should remember and remember the things we should forget.”
We took Ellie all over the fields and through the orchards at the bottom of our road. Jed has been pruning all the apple trees and Ellie sniffed out an animal in one of the trimmings piles! In the end I had to drag her away.
Mal wanted to get his hair cut so we drove into Broadstairs. It was so cold walking along the sea front that when he had finished we went for a coffee in Cramptons. Mal was thinking about a beer but decided he was just too cold. It is such a friendly pub, we were even asked if we would like the heat turning up. They were very busy but we decided to stay for lunch. We couldn’t quite believe that they do 2 courses at lunchtime for £5!! AND it was very good. The waitresses were amazing and even asked if we would like a jug of fresh water with our meal. I have never had that in a pub and it was a huge jug with at least half a sliced lemon in it. They told us they were so busy that we would have to wait a while for the food but we seriously didn’t wait that long. We;ll have to go back again as the staff were brilliant and the food was very good too.
From there we went to deliver Lou’s birthday present as it is her birthday tomorrow.
Thought for the Day – “Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back, they are behind you for a reason.”
Mal’s early day so I dropped him off in Sturry at 7.15 and then Ellie and I went on to the orchards. Still so much fog but there seemed to be a lot of dog walkers out, I guess before they went off to work.
I took out my slo cooker only to discover that it has a large dent in it! Now I’ll have to take it back to Tesco, tomorrow!. I also had to go and buy some compost for some fruit trees I am potting.
Of course another Winterwatch in the evening.
Thought for the Day – “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” ~ Albert Einstein