A Christmas present I ordered from Debenhams had arrived, so I went early to Westwood. It appears that everyone is panicking again and queuing thinking we will all be back in lockdown soon. I collected the present, a quick pop in the supermarket before the masses descended and straight home. If we do lockdown, what we haven’t got we will go without. We always have plenty in the cupboards and freezer. I think that is from the days when the boys friends always came to our house to eat!
We watched the football in the afternoon. Then Boris’s announcement.
What more can be said? That’s our holiday gone! Thanks Boris. Lock down from 5th November, maybe someone will complete the job this 5th November!
Thought for the Day – “Whenever grief tries to steal the beauty of your memories, just remember……Love Never Dies.”
Now if you want to take rubbish to the dump, you must book. We booked for 11.30 and were told we had until 12.45 to attend. We drove there around midday. The guy came to the car and asked if we had booked….yes…..he had us on his list so why did he have to ask? He then told us to drive through if we could find room….it was totally empty. I seriously am wondering why they are making you book when there wasn’t another soul around! I have a feeling things are just being made difficult. At least we dumped the rubbish.
Mal went to the allotment in the afternoon and I cleaned the house.
Thought for the Day – “The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” ~ Stephanie Perkins
After walking the dogs we took Ollie, Oscar and Josie to Petticoat Lane. They watched Bargain Hunt the previous day and we told them we knew a place in Ramsgate just like the places they were visiting on the programme, so that’s where we took them. They spent ages and were fascinated with all the many areas and everything they had there. A nice way to spend a wet morning!
They had a lot of Babycham and Cherry B items. In fact Oscar asked me what the Babycham ashtray was! So many memories from my mums and dads pub. They are now classed as “Vintage”!! Oh my goodness we are old!
Lou and Rhys returned just as we finished lunch. They had been to Derbyshire.
In the evening we watched the Spurs game. Not a good result.
Thought for the Day – “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ~ Meister Eckhart
We took Ellie and Roddy for a walk and the kids played on the zip wire and in the park.
We then went to Walmer Castle. We had to book to go there, that all seemed a little pointless as the castle was shut due to Covid, so it was only the gardens to walk round. They had even shut the car park, so we had to park across the road.
It was a bit slippy and muddy in places and Mal managed to slip and fall over!
In the evening we watched the Man U game, the best they have played for a while!
Thought for the Day – “Do it now. Sometimes later becomes never.”
I went in search of a few Christmas presents whilst I was getting some food shopping, I managed a couple of little bits but it really is painful shopping with mask and glasses, so I don’t do it for long.
Ollie, Oscar and Josie came to stay in the afternoon. Lou and Rhys are having a couple of days off. We had a couple of games of bingo, some origami and later a film.
Thought for the Day – “It is up to you to see the beauty of every day things.”
What better way to spend your anniversary than with the people you love? Yes, I know a lot are missing but it was lovely to go to Howletts with Lou, Rhys, Ollie, Oscar and Josie. We were also blessed with the sun. It is no longer easy to see the gorillas or the lemurs (keeping distance) but the North Chinese Leopard seemed to like having his photo taken and of course I had to take yet another photo of my favourite Arina (Siberian Tiger).
For our anniversary we have decided to go away for a few days in November as going out for a meal nowadays just isn’t the same. It was bad enough having to book for the zoo!
Thought for the Day -“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy. It’s all that matters.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
The clocks went back but Ellie’s body clock didn’t and so she was ready to go out at “her” normal time. It was torrential rain for about 15 minutes and then we decided to drive to Walmer. The skies were threatening rain on our walk but we managed to keep dry.
It started raining just as we were almost back to the car park, so I ran the last bit, slipped down the hill in the mud……boots and trousers covered in mud and feeling a total idiot as people asked if I was OK!
We spent the rest of the day having a Sunday, doing very little.
Thought for the Day – “All pets are therapy pets. Most are just working under cover.”