Mal and I walked Ellie along Rope Walk, went and bought the newspaper and then as we walked through`the town, we stopped at the stall for “Sandwich Matters”. Mal is quite involved with all of this, we are fighting for South Sandwich to be represented by Independents who care about the South and also we want them to reopen the community centre. Obviously we collected some posters.
Sandwich Matters started up following the dubious resignation of 5 conservative councillors! Of course Mal is doing the Sandwich Matters website for them.
Another lovely sunny day and people we met had smiles on their faces!
We drove into Margate and met Tris and Violet for lunch. The traffic was horrendous, they had road works right in the centre of Margate which jammed everything up.
Thought for the Day – “Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.”
Ellie and I walked from Broadstairs to Dumpton Gap again and the sun was out! I love the rainbow cloud.
Ellie loved running up and down the beach with the other dogs and running into the sea.
I went shopping in Deal.
In the afternoon I heard on the local radio that there was a fire at Broadstairs College so I messaged Mal and he had been evacuated along with everyone else while the ambulance and 6 fire engines were there. It was evidently petrol from the motoring department started the fire. All the kids were sent home so Mal finished at 2.30, an early afternoon, so I went to collect him.
After dropping Mal off, Ellie and I walked from Broadstairs to Dumpton Gap, the sun was trying really hard to come out. Ellie got the wind in her ears, which always sends her a bit crazy and started chasing round with a black lab. She enjoyed herself.
But, this is what happened when we arrived home! Totally zonked out.
In the evening we met Lou, Rhys and the kids for a meal as it was Lou’s birthday. Lou’s birthday present from Rhys was a new rescue dog! They were going to be home checked the following day.
We went to the Thai Village in Westwood. Sadly a disaster from start to finish. It began when Mal and I arrived first and someone had set the tables out incorrectly and so they started moving tables around for 7 of us (we had booked). Then they decided there wasn’t enough lighting and so moved them again etc etc. The service was appalling, some of the food was not at all good. When we finished they asked if everything was OK, so Rhys began to tell them, one thing after another. In the end they halved the bill and asked us to return another time and try them again. They have only been open since the beginning of January, having moved from a small place in Ramsgate. What a shame when it was Lou’s birthday.
Thought for the Day – “Learn to sit back and observe, not everything needs a reaction.”
Ellie and I went to the park again, it was much warmer. On the way home I dropped a ticket off at Jackie’s, a show the Hatters are going to.
Talking about tickets, my sister for my 70th birthday booked dinner and a show for me at The Mill at Sonning. Of course because of Covid it never happened. So, today between us we have sorted out an alternative for June. Only 2 years late!!
In the afternoon Ellie and I went to the allotment. I took a lot of things for the compost bin and picked some chard, lamb’s lettuce and Nero kale.
Thought for the Day – “If it matters to you, you’ll find a way.”
I have a long time yearning to return to Istanbul. Mal is not keen on returning while Erdogan is still in charge but I have to say seeing it on the news this morning I am glad I am not there this morning. They have so much SNOW!
Ellie and I walked around King George Park. There weren’t so many people there.
Thought for the Day – “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” ~ Elbert Hubbard