I collected Ollie, Oscar and Josie as Lou had an airport run. Mal took them to the allotment for more weeding, edging and picking. We had lunch and in the afternoon watched Man U lose and then went to the field with Ellie.
Lou came back just as I was doing tea so she joined the kids.
We had a lovely day.
Thought for the Day – “Grief never ends….but it changes. It’s a passage not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith. It’s the price of love.”
In the morning I went into Deal and went to the hairdressers. I hadn’t realised that the previous night ‘travellers’ had been in the town wrecking the place. All the pubs had closed down except one and that was wrecked. Last week they were doing the same in Margate!
Back home and Mal and I took some things to the allotment, a worn fold up garden seat. I have bought new ones and so one of the old ones will go in Mal’s shed for when I visit or for when he wants a sit down! Also the edging we bought for our garden, which wouldn’t sink into the ground as there appears to be solid brick in parts!!
We then had an unexpected visit from my sister, niece and family who were on their way back from Center Parcs in France. We sat and chatted and then they wanted fish and chips down by the Quay as we did last year when they were passing through.
Thought for the Day – “How do you say “thank you” for sunshine and health….for clear days or gentle rains….for happiness, joy or love? You say it by sharing what you have. You say it by making the world a better place to live.” ~ Thomas D Willhite
Tariq and Rhys said they would be round early. There was a real hammering on the door and it was Tariq. An old lady had fallen off her bike and was laying in the middle of the road. Rhys was helping her and we brought her in for a drink and to recover a little. She thinks she caught her foot in the wheel. She stayed for a while and then went on her way. Tariq and Rhys continued with the paving.
Mal and I took some of the slabs back as we had too many and also bought some pebbles to decorate the edges.
Ellie inspecting it all. They did really well seeing as they had never done it before.
In the evening we watched the ladies football. Bad defending from England! After that we watched the “Secret Teacher”. It is nice to see there are still some good people in the world.
Thought for the Day – “Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs – but move on.” ~ Paulo Coelho
Tariq and Rhys came round to lay slabs in the garden. First the decking had to come up, mostly going rotten. Mal and I did two dump runs while Rhys and Tariq sorted the rest out. Wickes should have delivered everything at 9. Instead they turned up at 3 o’clock, so Mal and I went and bought some sharp sand and a few slabs for them to be going on with. Then it rained!
Thought for the Day – “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” ~ Paulo Coelho
What a lovely summer day and Lou and Rhys had a family BBQ. It really was a lovely afternoon. Tariq’s friend Harry came too. Sadly Sol had to work.
Thought for the Day – “You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.” ~ Paulo Coelho