Later I walked round to the town. The market was on and the nice Indian man was there selling clothes. I bought a top and dress for my holidays! Shopping locally to conserve petrol.
In the afternoon we gave the garden a bit of a transformation!
In the evening we went to see Paul Sinha, a very good evening. Jackie and Chris were also there but I am not sure Paul’s humour was exactly their cup of tea. Mal and I enjoyed it. He even used a hula hoop whilst reciting the periodic table. I guess more to keep his brain and body in shape whilst fighting Parkinsons.
Thought for the Day – “Laughter is the language of the soul.” ~ Pablo Neruda
We give Ellie YuMove which has really improved her movement, far better than the few £90 tablets the vet prescribed. With Yumove it has now stopped her limping. Today and tomorrow there is 40% off, so of course we have ordered more!
We had booked a slot at the dump to dispose of the old spare mattress. It’s a king size and very thick but we did manage to get it in the car. Well, although you have to book a slot, there were no queues. I can’t say the same about the petrol stations, queues everywhere. Part of the bed base went with us too, the rest will have to be chopped up and then another visit. On the way back, we called into A1 Skips and collected some wood for the allotment. It just seemed a good idea while the back seats were down in the car.
Thought for the Day – “Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.”
A day in London while Lou and Rhys looked after Ellie. At last, at third attempt, we went to see ‘Hairspray’. It was originally part of my 70th birthday present, cancelled because of Covid and then cancelled again in July as a member of the cast had Covid. Third time lucky! It was well worth the wait.
We went around Covent Garden first and then had our lunch and on to the show. It was brilliant, thank goodness we got in to see it. Even Mal, not a fan of musicals couldn’t believe how good it was.
We had a wander round, then something to eat.
I have to say London was a lot busier than the last time we were there in July, things are slowly returning to normal.
Thought for the Day – “A Happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.”
We packed up and headed for Rye, another place we love. We handed our keys in and told the receptionist we hadn’t been impressed with the cleanliness this time, renting the lodge is not cheap. She replied they have staff shortages as they have all gone to work in care homes…………………….what?!! Is that our problem. A good thing we take cleaning things with us. I don’t think we will be returning to that park again.
We planned going to the Corridor Cafe in Rye but how things change. They now only do take away and have turned the rest of the cafe into a clothes shop. People just have to go with what makes money nowadays but a shame as we used to love going there for lunch and it was dog friendly. Instead we went and had brunch at The Old Grain Store.
Ellie is such a scrounger and usually achieves what she sets out to do, everyone gives her biscuits!!
I couldn’t believe the queues at garages all the way back home, even blocking roads. People are crazy as they say a lot of garages are unable to get petrol supplies. I did call into a garage the previous day, only one pump was working, so I didn’t bother waiting, having not listened to the news!! Ah well, I have half a tank.
Back home and unpacking.
Thought for the Day – “Be willing to be a beginner every single day.” ~ Meister Eckhart