Tuesday 30th April 2019

I met Rhys for lunch and we went to the Hooden Horse. Tuesday is “big plate” day and yes they are huge…for £6! Rhys had the 15 ounces of gammon and I had chicken skewers and they were huge too.  I even brought some of mine home for Ellie.

After that we went for a wander around the shops at Westwood. Then we headed for Sainsbury’s coffee shop for a coffee before Rhys went back for his school run. I ordered the coffees and the guy asked if de-caf was OK for Rhys’s Americano. I replied no, we wanted coffee with caffeine so what sort did he have? None, all de-caf as they had run out of coffee beans. We left but on the way out I asked at customer service if they sold coffee beans…….she looked it up on the computer and assured me they had some, so I told her to let the coffee shop have some “Oh we are not allowed to do that” was her reply!! Has the whole world gone mad?

Sadly Spurs lost in the evening!

Thought for the Day – “If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt 

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Monday 29th April 2019

Demelza Day. We were very quiet in the shop. In fact there didn’t seem many people around Canterbury. Not a good day.

Thought for the Day – “Every situation in life is temporary, So, when life is good make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.” ~ Jenni Young

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Sunday 28th April 2019

Lou, Tariq and the littlies came round for Sunday lunch. Poor Lou had an accident the previous day but she is alright which is the main thing .  Her car isn’t. A nice Sunday roast but Rhys stayed home as he was working until the early hours and so stayed home for a sleep.

If Mal will pull stupid faces when I take a photo………….

Much to Tariq’s delight, they took home half of the trifle!

Thought for the Day – “Never give up…….no matter how much “you gotta be freakin’ kidding me” life throws at you.” ~ Karen Salmansohn

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Saturday 27th April 2019

We all took Ellie for a very windy walk. Back home Marion packed and I drove her down to the station for her to go back home. I popped to Tesco on the way back and they were selling Easter eggs for £1 so I bought some more for the kids.

Mal and I watched the Hammers v Spurs game. Mal was pleased Hammers won, I wasn’t!

Tris arrived in the afternoon and went to the allotment with Mal to do some digging. He stayed for dinner.

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Friday 26th April 2019

I was up at 5.30 and so went for a long walk with Ellie on my own. It is so pretty that time of the morning, by the river with the sun rising.

After breakfast Marion and I went into Deal. I use a Lavender pillow spray and M&S sell it. The previous day Canterbury didn’t have any and the assistant told us you can’t order it online but she looked it up and Deal had some. I bought their stock of it up (3 bottles), maybe they are discontinuing it. Also that was the last day of M&S Deal, they are closing down tomorrow! Soon there will be no shops left in the High Street.

We then went for a walk along the sea front and along the pier.

Back home and we collected Mal and drove to Eastry, The Five Bells, for lunch. Reg who fitted our carpets recommended it as his sister has just taken it over. Excellent lunch and we have joined their lunch club!

In the evening Marion and I had tickets for “Burn the Floor” at Margate Winter Gardens. Considering the lack of publicity we were both totally amazed at what a fantastic show it was. It was so energetic we felt quite worn out by the interval. Goodness only knows how they kept it up for two hours. Of course a standing ovation at the end. We weren’t allowed to take photos during the show!


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Thursday 25th April 2029

Marion and I spent the day in Canterbury. We were looking for sandals and other clothes. If we found something we wanted, they didn’t have whatever  in our size! Very frustrating. But we took ages finding anything we even liked.

We then went into Spoons for lunch and a glass of wine, which we followed with G&T’s and then back to shopping again, which was a little more successful! We both bought things in Fat Face and Debenhams. We’ll have to start with the G&T in future! Now we hear Canterbury Debenhams is going to close!

Thought for the Day -“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

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Wednesday 24th April 2019

We all took Ellie out in the morning. I had booked Marion and I afternoon tea at the Salutation Hotel in Sandwich so we decided to not eat any lunch, wait for the tea.

We walked around the gardens first which are really nice and then as it clouded over, we went in earlier than planned for our tea. I’ll just say that for £30 each, we have both had better! We are used to them bringing us a tiered cake stand with it all on. No, we had to choose from a tray and when finished walk next door to the restaurant and choose cakes which weren’t the delicate fancies we expected. They were, for example, a slice of lemon drizzle cake! We had to ask for more milk and tea and the something to go with the scones, as in jam and cream and a couple of raisins in them would have been good! Not only this but we were seated in the bar on our own, not in the restaurant where everyone else appeared to be and we had a low coffee table which meant we had to eat off our laps! The crockery was very uninspiring too. All I can say is that we did have a giggle about it but I wouldn’t bother going back. They may have Michelin stars but the afternoon tea certainly didn’t have!

In the evening we popped over to see Lou and Rhys.

Thought for the Day – “Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone.”

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