Mal walked Ellie while I went to Westwood Cross. I wasn’t there long as I think a lot of kids were getting kitted out for their school uniforms so it was too busy. I managed to buy quite a lot of bulbs for the garden and allotment.
In the afternoon I sorted a couple of my pots out in the garden.
Ellie does love her teddies!
In the evening we started watching Vigil. It seems good so far!
Thought for the Day – “Never save the best for later. You don’t know what tomorrow holds.” ~ Paulo Coelho
We walked Ellie in the drizzle, well it is Bank Holiday!
I forgot to mention that our boiler has packed up. A good thing we have insurance but it was only serviced three weeks ago! BUT the company sent an engineer out on Bank Holiday! He is reporting back to the insurance company, may be a new boiler.
Lou and the kids came round in the afternoon and we walked to the quay, ready for the Duck Race. We all had a duck but none of ours won. Never mind, the money goes to charity and it’s fun watching the ducks.
After all the excitement we went to Ossies for fish and chips!
Rhys was working over the weekend but said Whitstable Oyster Festival was quite pathetic to what it usually is. Let’s hope all these festivals improve for next year.
Thought for the Day – “How do you say “thank you” for sunshine or 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 in which to live.” ~ Thomas D Willhite
An early morning walk with Ellie as it was quite warm. We walked along the sea front in Deal.
Early evening it was just as it used to be in Sandwich, Lou and the three kids and we also met up with Tris and Violet. So lovely to be back together again and hugging each other. We went to the concert on the Quay and it was such a lovely atmosphere. We took a picnic and some prosecco. That soon ran out and so we bought more at the bar. In fact it seems we drank the bar dry and the last bottle was some sort of nettle wine but we still drank it!
It was the best time we have had in a long while.
We all enjoyed it, it’s been so long with no events on in Sandwich.
We walked Ellie around Sandwich and they were just setting up the stalls and stages for the weekends Sandwich Festival. As we walked past, even some of the stall holders had dog treats they were offering Ellie! We can’t get away from it.
It’s so lovely to have something back on the streets of Sandwich, it has been so long.
We went back in the afternoon without Ellie as we knew it would be busy.
Of course we watched the Hammers game!
Thought for the Day – “As you waste your breath complaining about life, someone out there is breathing their last. Appreciate what you have. Be thankful and stop complaining. Live more, complain less. Have more smiles, less stress.”
I only woke up once during the night for painkillers, so a great improvement.
Mal and I walked Ellie, she is getting so many treats around Sandwich that I am going to have to cut her food down. Even the men with their cart that walk around Sandwich emptying the small bins, have a section on their carts for dog biscuits! Believe me Ellie knows every one! There are also a lot of ladies with shopping trollies who do the same. Ellie just walks up to them and sits down in front of them with appealing eyes! Such a scrounger. Here is just one!
We almost made it home when Jasmine, along our road, hung out of her window to give her a treat!
Mal went to the allotment and I went shopping in Deal to buy a new kettle amongst other things. I went to the fishmongers too, to buy some crab.
I still have loads of huge sunflowers left in the garden in spite of the snails shredding a lot of their leaves.
Thought for the Day – “Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most.” ~ Robin Williams
I only woke up once in the night desperate for a pain killer, so things are improving with my mouth.
We haven’t taken Ellie to the sea for a while, so took her to Westgate. There were very few people on the beach, the weather was very cloudy, I do feel for the people on staycations. We sat and had a coffee before coming home.
Mal went to the allotment in the afternoon while I looked up places to go for the Hatters. It started this morning with trips being delivered into my email. This then continued to Mal and I booking a weekend away at a Warners in the Isle of Wight at the beginning of next year!! This seems to happen every time I look for something for the Hatters and then find things we want to do!!
I did get as far as Brick Lane Music Hall and Greenwich Christmas Cruise, yes both for the Hatters!
Thought for the Day – “Never miss an opportunity to show your love, especially to those close to you.” ~ Paulo Coelho
Lou and Rhys invited us over for a BBQ so I made sure I had plenty of rest before going in between making a lemon cheesecake and trifle to take with us! Tariq and his new girlfriend, Alex were there and as Tariq bought me several bottles of Creme de Cassis for my trifles, I have to make them when he is around! We were also joined by Tariq’s friend Harry and Maddie and River. I ate nothing, well a couple of prawns but Mal made up for me!
It was so nice to see everyone.
Thought for the Day – “Be with those that bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.”