Friday 30th April 2021

We took Ellie out for a nice walk in the sun, just through the gate onto the wildlife area and then on to the fields. There were so many rabbit holes you had to mind you didn’t fall down into them!

Back at the caravan and we packed ready to go home.  It was a lovely stay and gave us a chance to clear our heads. So much so I contacted Jack at Demelza to let him know I will not be going back. A shame but the hour journey each end of the day was really too much. Maybe when all the madness goes away (no masks) I will look for something local. I had a really nice message back from Jack saying he totally understood.

I thought I was going to miss the last episode of Viewpoint, having invested 4 hours this week on it. Luckily they put it on the hub! What a let down the ending was!

Thought for the Day – “The most beautiful people wear their hearts on their sleeves, and their souls in their smiles.” ~ Mark Anthony

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Thursday 29th April 2021

Another lovely sunny day and so we headed for Hythe. We went to the beach and along the river.

We finished up in the town and had lunch at “Truly Scrumptious” where we have eaten several times before. The staff are really lovely, the food is good and Ellie always gets dog biscuits! It’s the ideal place for eating outside…….apart from one seagull who grabbed a customer’s sandwich! BUT the waitress came out and replaced it free of charge!

Our early evening walk was in the wildlife area next door.

Thought for the Day – “It is up to you to see the beauty of everyday things.”

Wednesday 28th April 2021

In the morning we went around the Wildlife park and met and spoke with the area manager for Kent Wildlife.  We told him it is not as good as it used to be. He said he was going to spend money there as they have received £3/4 million grant! Hopefully it will improve.  We also went round the community garden and walked the Sheep Trail.

We then headed for Dungeness to the Fish Shack for lunch. They cook the freshly caught fish and it is so good. I had crab with chilli. Mal had catch of the day. A lot of people were sitting in their cars eating but we braved sitting outside. It wasn’t too bad to start off with but then it turned really cold and windy.  True Brits heh?!

Thought for the Day – “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~ Jimmy Dean

Tuesday 27th April 2021

We woke up to sun streaming through the window. We had a quick walk around Romney Marsh, charity shops of course and then spent the morning on Greatstone beach.

Ellie loved running in the sea and playing with other dogs that came by.

When we had exhausted Ellie, we decided to have lunch out as it was so warm and last night’s meal we froze. We went to the Cinque Port Arms in New Romney as they have a large garden. The service was very slow but we don’t have a problem with this under present circumstances . The food was OK and we got chatting with two ladies on the table next to us. The problem came with the bill, we knew roughly how much it would be but they decided to overcharge us nearly £10, altered the bill when we queried it but no apology!

In the afternoon we went along the dog walk from the caravan park.

Thought for the Day – “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ~ William James

Monday 26th April 2021

Previously we had noticed that one of the holiday companies had an offer  where dogs go free and as it is not far and we wanted somewhere different after being locked down for so long, we booked! Today was the day we left for Marlie at Romney Marsh. We booked a Gold Plus caravan and it was still very cheap (£95 for 4 nights) . Because of the cold weather we made sure we had one with double glazing and central heating.

We planned to have our lunch at the Warren Inn, as we knew they have a nice garden there. We looked at the website and yes, food outside. When we arrived things had changed and they decided not to open!  Unsure of where else was open and trading, we went to Sainsburys bought a couple of sandwiches and went to St. Mary’s Bay to eat them. (Parking £1.20 an hour) Ellie loved it BUT it was freezing!

We booked into the caravan and it was really nice, a huge double bedroom with en suite plus another. Plenty of space and a fridge freezer from floor to ceiling! Very impressed. We unpacked and then walked to discover there was a gate from the caravan park straight on to a wildlife park. Ideal for us.

In the evening, not knowing what food outlets would be open, we opted to eat our food from the clubhouse , outside. The food wasn’t that good and we froze. Mal asked for Guiness and there won’t be any until Wednesday. Nor would their ordering app work!

Back to a very warm and cosy caravan!!

Thought for the Day – “A manifesto for a simple life…………Eat less, move more,  Buy less, make more. Stress less, laugh more. Feel blessed, love more. Find a quiet spot every day and BREATHE.”

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Sunday 25th April 2021

We followed some of the “Shakespeare Trail” in Sandwich and also spotted a lot of moorhen nests.

Then it was straight for three hours at the allotment. This is what I like to see down there.

Mal did a lot of weeding around the fruit and put more membrane down. Of course Ellie was there to help!

I watered, in fact drenching the potatoes. There is no rain coming for quite a while.

Later we watched the Carabao Cup. Sadly Spurs lost.  Poor Son was crying at the end.

Thought for the Day – “Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put all together that overwhelm the world.” ~ Desmond Tutu

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Saturday 24th April 2021

We took Ellie to Ramsgate in the morning. A lovely walk in the park.

Watering and weeding at the allotment. It looks as though it is not going to rain for quite a while.

We watched the Hammers game, unfortunate that they lost. I can’t believe the rubbish that is now on TV on Saturday nights. A good thing we have other alternatives.

Thought for the Day – “A few nice words can help a person more than you think.”

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