Saturday 29th February 2020

I went to Westwood shopping and managed to buy 2 birthday presents at last. 20% off so I did well at Debenhams. It is very rare I pay full price for anything! They were new season things too.

We watched the Hammers in the afternoon. A good game….they won!

Good news in the evening. Torin’s soul mate, Lisa Maria was proposed to by Lee, her boyfriend. I am so happy for them. Lisa was Torin’s best friend for so many years and I will never forget how she helped us with the funeral/flowers/wake and now I am so happy that she has found someone to make her happy. I know Torin will be smiling too.

Thought for the Day – “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Friday 28th February 2020

A very cold walk for us and we went down by the river where they are carrying out all the water works and they do have a lot of new pipe on the other side of the river. We met Bob, our next door neighbour, with his dogs and we walked back with him.

We kept in the warm for the rest of the day catching up with things. Our new wheelbarrow arrived from Amazon. Yes such a shame that we couldn’t find a decent one in Argos/B&Q/Wickes/Range or Homebase. No wonder the high streets are disappearing.  So, Mal put that together ready to take to the allotment when the rain stops.

We also cleaned out the utility room which had become a bit of a dumping ground.

Thought for the Day –  “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~ Robert Schuller

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Thursday 27th February 2020

I ordered a birthday present from Next and so went to Westwood to collect it.  I asked for a gift receipt, just in case it wasn’t suitable. I was told no, as it had been ordered I couldn’t have one. I suggested that I had a refund, having paid when I ordered it, and then I buy it again. I was told no that couldn’t happen , it would go back to the warehouse. I just asked for my money back and walked out. Are these shops crazy nowadays? I spent the rest of the morning looking for an alternative, which I didn’t find!

A similar thing has happened with a “surprise” birthday present that I was getting Mal. Suddenly the price is increased from that shown online and also other misinformation!  Back to square one with that one too. It used to be so easy going and buying presents, not any more.

In the evening we watched the last episode of Flesh and Blood.

Thought for the Day – “Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless.” ~ Maxime Lagacé

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Wednesday 26th February 2020

A little chilly on our walk but at least the sun was out.

Home made broccoli and blue cheese soup for lunch to warm us up after which we went to the allotment. I planted two new rose bushes in tyres. I will paint the tyres when the weather improves but at least the roses are sorted. Mal did a lot of weeding in his allotment.

How nice to read that Jayne Torvill is donating her Dancing on Ice dresses to Demelza and that one of the cream dresses will be coming to our shop in Canterbury for the bridal department.

Thought for the Day – “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow” ~ Albert Einstein

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Tuesday 25th February 2020

A nice long walk with Ellie while the sun was out and then Mal and I went to Westwood hunting for a new wheelbarrow. Not much luck with that so we will order from Amazon. I did buy a new hanging basket and a rose for my sister. I couldn’t resist it as it is called ‘Marion’.

We then went and had our lunch out. Mal was disappointed that they didn’t have pancakes for dessert and so settled for the crumble.

We had pancakes in the evening!

Thought for the Day – “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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Monday 24th February 2020

My day at Demelza. A pretty dismal day weatherwise and the customers didn’t seem too happy either! I think everyone is waiting for Spring. Lauren asked Linda and I to dress one of the windows but didn’t know what theme so we decided to do “Spring” with bright colours to try and cheer people up!

Lauren didn’t feel well in the afternoon and she was sick and so we had to close slightly early. I hope it is not catching.

Thought for the Day – “For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.” ~ Viktor E Frankl

Sunday 23rd February 2020

I prepared the Sunday roast all ready for us all to go to the allotment and we were straight down there as soon as Lou and the kids arrived. They all work hard and the kids loved that their broad beans are all coming up. They also took a pot of planted basil seeds each home.

We watched the Man U game after lunch.

Thought for the Day – “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

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