We walked Ellie over the fields and today we did get wet!
Jackie and I met up for lunch and I was trying to think of somewhere different we could go, so we tried the Anchor at Wingham. We later wished we hadn’t! I ordered the Sea Bass and was later told they didn’t have any. Jackie chose steak and kidney pie which was awful, overcooked, burnt and the meat was rock hard, the broccoli was cold. I went and told the bar staff and they gave her a replacement , by which time I had finished mine and the replacement had no gravy. Not a pleasant lunch! No way were we bothering with desserts. We won’t be returning.
This used to be such a lovely pub. So many places have changed.
Thought for the Day – “There is no time to leave important words unsaid.” ~ Paulo Coelho
We had a lovely day out at The Southern Golden Retriever Society Fun day. It wasn’t the best weather but the dogs wouldn’t have liked it too hot anyway and mostly the rain kept away. Ellie (and me) was in her element and they were such lovely people. Everyone was so friendly and no badly behaved dogs , except one and that was a Dalmation! We even won two prizes on the raffle.
We remembered that when we brought Ellie to the UK, we booked a taxi to bring us from the airport in Paris to Kent as we didn’t have a car to travel through Eurotunnel with. The driver was Stuart and I remember him saying that his wife was in the Southern Goldie display team. Chatting to different people we realised he was the one on the mike introducing things and keeping the whole show running. We went to see him and he told us sadly his wife passed away a few years ago. It was lovely to see him again. So many goldies.
At the end of the day the display team came on and they were so good.
We hadn’t been home long when Jasmine (Ellie’s number one fan) came round to bring us an invitation for the street party on Friday. She stayed and played with Ellie!
Thought for the Day – “For one minute walk outside, stand there, in silence, look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is.”
I didn’t sleep well after Karen’s treatment and jangling all my nerves and I had taken several pain killers. My mouth, face and head hurt! No wonder they normally only do a quarter at a time.
However, had to get on with the day and took Ellie to Stone Bay for a change, after dropping Mal off. She loved it and ran around, we will have to have a serious talk with the vet tonight!
Early evening Mal and I took Ellie to see Cate at the vets. She thoroughly examined her again and checked the X rays. The orthopaedic surgeon couldn’t see any problems so we think she had pulled something and it has repaired. So she is doing well for an older dog, thank goodness. Maybe the weight loss has also improved her mobility. We jointly decided she didn’t need the pain killing injection. We did however join the vet practice “care scheme” which is £26 a month and covers as many consultations as needed, vaccinations, flea and worming treatments and other benefits.
Thought for the Day – “Take care of all your memories, for you cannot relive them.” ~ Bob Dylan
Yesterday was true British weather, a lot of rain, then sun, then more rain!
I take Ellie to the field opposite before our journey to Broadstairs. This morning I saw 3 goldfinches and 4 blue tits. Wonderful! It was lovely in the park after we dropped Mal off, with all the birds singing.
I then had a phone call from my hairdresser to let me know she is leaving the salon! I am going to try one of the other girls at the same salon. I can’t say my last hair cut was brilliant.
Then the day deteriorated as I had to go to Dover to Maxillofacial. They treat a quarter of my mouth at a time. Today Karen decided instead of me going again next week, she would do all one side!!! She said it would save me going again next week. I was in the chair for well over an hour and it hurt and I couldn’t talk because all one side of my face was numb. It really was not good. I managed to ask as this course was now over, did I see Anna again. I was then told that Anna has returned to Poland permanently and they haven’t managed to replace her. I am so thankful at least I got to see her after 4 years of waiting, better than not seeing her at all. They say she was the best in Kent and probably further BUT this is what is happening to the NHS!
“They” will call me back in 3 months time for re assessment. That is of course if anyone is there!!
Thought for the Day – “You will never have this day again. Make it count.”
What a difference a day makes, we woke up to rain which didn’t stop, light at first and then getting heavier. We packed our things up and intended stopping in Hythe on the way home but sadly there didn’t seem much point in the rain. On a nice sunny day it is very pretty by the Royal Military Canal but not the same today. So, straight home. At least we were very lucky with the weather while we were away.
Mal dashed to the allotment in between showers and picked the first of the broad beans and also some chard and asparagus.
Thought for the Day – “Today is the opportunity to build the tomorrow you want. ” ~ Ken Poirot