It was quite late when we woke up. Straight into breakfast and they had everything, fresh fruit, fried, croissants, fish…everything. I had kippers being the fish lover I am. There was a queue at both restaurants, so many late risers but it was all too good to go to bed early the previous night!!
It was such a lovely day we went for a walk along the sea front.
Back to the stage and we listened to Joe Martin. He had written a lot of his own numbers and such talent. I think we’ll be hearing a lot of him in the future.
We went to the supermarket on the way back and bought a bottle of Prosseco and went to our room for a while! Later a wander around all the stalls and listen to the new bands on the open stage.
Dinner and then on to Red theatre for a battle for a seat amongst 2,000 others! We did manage to get a good one in time to see Martyn Joseph. Excellent!
He was followed by Eddi Reader. We saw her the last time we were here.
An excellent nights music. It is sometimes difficult to choose acts who are appearing on different stages at the same time.
We had our breakfast and then headed for Spalding, a much nicer drive with the sun out. We went to Springfields shopping outlet where previously we found the most amazing bargains. Not this time. I wanted some shoes in Pavers, they didn’t have the ones I had seen online. Mal wanted a completely waterproof, breathable coat, couldn’t quite decide and then found one online a lot cheaper, identical!
We had some lunch feeling very disappointed at the lack of things to buy and then on to Butlins Skegvegas for the British Folk Weekend. We had a nice bungalow, with TWO bedrooms! We have the Premier package which means all our food is included so we don’t have to leave at all.
We listened to the music in the arena, had dinner and then went into Centre stage . We watched Barbara Dickson first.and then our all time favourites Merry Hell.
We didn’t get to bed until about 1 am.
A brilliant night and met some lovely people.
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We took Ellie to Minnis Bay. There were some huge jelly fish coming into shore.
We then took Ellie to Lou and Rhys’s as we were driving to Skegvegas. Today we were just going to Fenstanton and that was bad enough. An hour sitting on the M25 waiting to go through the tunnel. I have no idea why, then accidents with ambulances trying to get through. The A14 appeared one enormous road works and we obviously haven’t updated our satnav. The receptionist where we spent the night said that even she had to keep finding different ways home because of all the chaos. The roads really were horrendous.
We decided to leave the car and walk into the village for our dinner and found a really nice pub, The Duchess.
Thought for the Day – “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy. It’s all that matters.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
After Ellie’s walk I went to but some car oil. I was also going to fill the car with fuel but for some unknown reason the garage was closed for the day (Tesco!) A bit of a waste of time driving to Manston. Then the rain started!
Mal cleaned all the car later.
Thought for the Day – “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe
My last visit to see my counsellor, I left it for a month and she has given me the strength to hopefully manage a lot better. Bless her, she also said to ring her any time that I need to. She has been an absolute star and I was so lucky that Lou knew her and she wanted to help me.
From there I went to Westwood to collect my orders from M&S. Westwood was packed and someone managed to scrape the side of my car whilst it was in the car park…not impressed!
In the evening after a shaky start, Spurs beat Olympiacos! 4-2
Thought for the Day – “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Martin Luther King
Twenty five years ago was the day Mal and I first met. The following day I had my first car accident with him in the car…….it wasn’t my fault, an old man who didn’t see a parked lorry and so drove into me instead at the last minute. Mal should have known then. He said he had never met anyone that so much had happened to! That’s life!
It was my day at Demelza. Heather is still not well and waiting for more hospital appointments. The lady who fell outside the shop a couple of weeks back, her husband had been in and brought us a box of roses and gave a very good donation to Demelza. That was so nice of him.
Thought for the Day – “Be patient the best things happen unexpectedly.”
Lou, Rhys, Ollie, Oscar and Josie came round for Sunday lunch, so I cooked a roast and I also cook a liver and bacon casserole because they like it and don’t have it at home. It was nice to see Rhys as he usually works or is sleeping so that was nice.
We watched the Man U game, I think they woke up 70 minutes in, a little late.
Thought for the Day – “Kindness is the ability to love people more than they deserve.” ~ Joseph Joubert