Sunday 31st July 2022

Mal went to soak the allotment and later cooked the Sunday roast.

I was so looking forward to watching the Lionesses play and they didn’t disappoint. We thoroughly enjoyed the game and so relieved it didn’t go to penalties. After looking at Facebook it looks as though even people not interested in football have been watching it!

Certainly time we beat Germany!

So much for Mal soaking the allotment, it rained!

Thought for the Day –  “You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.” ~ Jason Mraz

Saturday 30th July 2022

A trip to St Mildred’s bay with Ellie. She really loves it and wears herself out all the jumping around with the other golden retrievers!

In the evening we went to the Red Arrow club to celebrate Jackie’s 50th wedding anniversary, her daughter Jane’s 50th Birthday and her grandsons 21st birthday, all happened in lockdown! We had a lovely evening. Jackie, her sister and I.

Thought for the Day – “Be thankful for today because in one moment your entire life could change.”

Friday 29th July 2022

We walked Ellie and then all went to the allotment. I picked a couple of sunflowers for Torin’s grave, did some weeding and watering. Our grapes are coming on well. So many courgettes and marrows.

Ellie is always sniffing when she is out and on the way home she was sniffing in some grass and the next minute she couldn’t stop sneezing, a good thing I knew to look and I just managed to pull a grass seed head out of her nose. I spend all this time of year when we have been walking looking in her nose, ears and eyes! Lucky I managed to get it out.

Thought for the Day –  “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting” ~ Paulo Coelho

Thursday 28th July 2022

An early morning walk for Ellie and I, it was too nice a morning to stay in bed.

I then went into Deal to get my hair cut.

In the evening Mal went to a meeting for the community centre, where he was going to be a trustee. In a nutshell, DDC (Dover Council) won’t give total commitment to a peppercorn rent and wouldn’t discuss so Mal walked out of the meeting saying if they won’t discuss they were wasting his time.

Thought for the Day – “Smile………………it will either warm their heart or piss them off, either way you win!”

Wednesday 27th July 2022

Lou, Rhys and the kiddlies came round for lunch. It was nice to sit in the garden and relax. We had all done the ITV 7 for Goodwood, none of us won!

Marlene makes herself at home which is a good thing as we are having her for 2 weeks in August.

Thought for the Day – “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

Monday 25th July 2022

I went shopping and returned home to a lovely plant and box of chocs that had been delivered, from my sister and a card saying she was thinking of us on Friday. That was really nice of her.

We have so many vegetables from the allotment at the moment, the runner beans are doing so well and also the courgettes and marrows. I am going to have to make some chutney.

Thought for the Day – “To be happy, you must be your own sunshine.” ~ C E Jerningham