I went shopping to Westwood, totally uninspired by most things I saw. I will have to sort out my Christmas present list very soon.
What a surprise, £672 has been paid into our bank account by Easyjet. It certainly pays to complain and keep at it!
We always go out for a meal on the anniversary of losing Torin. This year we were in Malta, so tonight was the night we all went to the Crispin. We went to the cemetery first and Lou and Rhys left some flowers. Then on to The Crispin.
We always toast Torin with Guinness (a family tradition, my mums favourite tipple!) “Sorry we don’t have any on draught”. Ok we’ll have bottles, “sorry we don’t have any”. Not a good start. We ordered alternatives and were handed the menus.
Crispin cook delicious Caribbean food. Something new on the menu, swordfish curry, which I ordered. You guessed it …. “Sorry we don’t have any tonight.” We were very tempted to drink our drinks and move on to the George and Dragon. Had something else been missing we were going to leave. Rhys started laughing, things often go wrong for me and I think he was waiting for me to get up and leave. However they did have everything else on the menu and so we stayed and I have to say I thought it was the best chicken jerk I have had there.
Mal and Rhys ordered the goat curry. All our meals came including dumplings in separate dishes. BUT Mals goat curry didn’t come, he had told Rhys to have the first one that arrived and we had all started eating. Mal started on his dumpling! Well, Rhys was laughing again and in the end Ollie went to ask where the second goat curry was. We think they had forgotten it but it came shortly afterwards, we were all half way through our meals! Not the best service. Rhys’s grin is because he had the first goat curry, I don’t think he would have been as patient as Mal!
It was a lovely evening anyway and of course a toast to Torin. Missed so much.
Thought for the Day – “The most beautiful things in life are not things. They are people and places and memories and pictures. They are feelings and moments and smiles and laughter.”
A nice walk with Ellie, even if she did go chasing after a mobility scooter that wasn’t Chris’s, the one who has all the dog treats in his basket! It was one of Chris’s neighbours who knows Ellie.
I forgot to mention that I had to withdraw from working at Pilgrim’s Hospice shop. I was receiving text while I was on holiday but prior to that because of one particular person, whose actions were more than extreme, it wasn’t the pleasant atmosphere I was used to working in. I don’t give up easily but this frantic working environment took its toll on me.
I met Jackie for lunch, we had such a good chat. She wanted to hear all about Torin and the twins and so it was really nice that she was interested. Very therapeutic for me.
Thought for the Day – “Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”
Our wedding anniversary…23 years. That doesn’t seem possible.
We took Ellie and went to Kearsney Abbey. She was very happy jumping in and out of the water and some other dogs joined her.
We decided to go out for lunch instead of the evening and within walking distance so I could have a drink. We went to The George and Dragon in Sandwich and we were even able to sit out in the garden. We had one of the best meals we have ever had there and ended up with three courses it was so good. Mal’s starter was a WHOLE Camembert!
We met a couple in there from Gillingham and so we walked back along the river with them. They are staying at the leisure park.
Later we received the results of our PCR tests, both negative.