Friday 30th September 2022

I have to say after yesterday’s keep fit, I am not aching as much as I thought I would be.

Today Daisy arrived.

She will be staying for today and tomorrow.

I had a phone call from the doctor as I have a rash under my arm, this is now the third time. The first time I was sent to Deal hospital and the doc there gave me antibiotics.  It appeared again and I didn’t bother doing anything but each time it is very sore. So, this time a day or so later the doctor phoned me and said he would write a prescription for a months antibiotics and if it doesn’t clear then I will have to actually SEE a doctor! I have to say, the first time I showed my sister and she saw similar rashes in a medical article relating it to long Covid symptoms but then neither her nor I are doctors!

We are still getting so much from the allotment and Mal has even dug up some horseradish to jar up.

Daisy has been very well behaved. We had to keep her on the lead as she has a bad leg and so can’t run as much as she would really like too.

Thought for the Day -‘ Limit your “always” and your “nevers.” ‘ ~ Amy Poehler

Thursday 29th September 2022

We walked Ellie over the fields in the sun and back home in time for a grocery delivery. It does annoy me when they have promotions then they can’t fulfil them.  Don’t their computer systems link up? This is the second time this week, the first being Wilko which entailed an hour “chat” with them before they would refund my £5 postage money!!  Oh yes, we sent you emails….no you didn’t!

In the afternoon I started a keep fit class , for over 55’s. A couple of bits I couldn’t do because of my knee and sciatica . No idea how my body will feel tomorrow!

In the evening we went to the Astor theatre in Deal to listen to Chris Wood. I don’t think people are in the habit of going out so much now as there were only 60 in the audience and he asked if we would mind going into the balcony room instead of the main theatre. What a good decision as it was just like being back in the folk clubs in the good old days (minus everyone smoking of course!)

He writes about life. This is probably one of his most famous numbers.

He is still as good as ever.

Thought for the Day – “Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” ~ Mother Teresa

Wednesday 28th September 2022

We took Ellie to Minnis Bay, which she loved having a paddle in the sea.

I noticed the other day that part of my rear window wiper had a bit of rubber hanging from it. I guess I haven’t used it for so long, so on the way back we called in to Halfords for a new one.

We went home to make a decision on the garden quotes, more questions before we decide on the one we think we shall use, so another email sent, we want everything written down.

I have just discovered it was Terry Medwin’s 90th birthday 3 days ago. I knew him when I was at school as my best friend was his niece. For those that don’t know he played for Spurs 1956 – 1963 when he broke his leg and retired!

Thought for the Day – “The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul.” ~ Alexandra Stoddard

Tuesday 27th September 2022

Another sunny day, so we were out and over the fields with the two Ellies. Ellie 2’s last walk with us.

They both like their apple in the morning!

Nicholas arrived at 9 to take Ellie 2 home. She has been the perfect dog, bless her.

We then had a meet and greet with a goldie, Daisy. She will be staying Friday and Saturday.

I then went into Deal to collect some things.

Early evening another trip to the vets with Ellie to check her lump, it has gone down with the antibiotics but was still a bit lumpy and the vet wanted to take a sample. We said no, if it gets any bigger we would bring her back. She has lost even more weight and they think only another kilo to go until we can stop the diet. She has done so well.

Thought for the Day“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” ~ Maya Angelou

Monday 26th September 2022

We were up early walking dogs, in the rain as it was my first day volunteering at the Cancer Research shop. Jack is manager there and has a great lot of volunteers supporting him. Most pop in for a couple of hours.

I had my induction first thing, that took quite a long time and then I was shown how to use the till. A very long winded computer system.  It seems none of the other Monday volunteers like using the till, so I carried on. It was really nice being back doing something I have missed. Different shop but the same manager. We do get on really well.

It is also handy for the butchers we use, just a couple of doors down, so I bought some meat there.

Back home and we walked the dogs together. Ellie2 is getting cheeky, if she wants more fuss she just keeps nudging your hand!

A better England game in the evening, not sure Pope is up to par.

Thought for the Day“Life is short it is up to you to make it sweet.” ~ Sarah Louise

Sunday 25th September 2022

Another lovely day and so we took the two Ellie’s for a long walk over the fields.

Ellie 2 went to sleep when we were back home.

It was nice enough to sit in the garden in the afternoon. Mal went off to Walmer to attend a foraging course. I think it was seashore as well as the countryside so should be interesting.  I didn’t think I could crawl around with my sciatica so I stayed home with the doggies.

Thought for the Day – “It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.” ~ Paulo Coelho


Saturday 24th September 2022

Our house guest, Ellie 2 is the perfect dog. She chose to sleep downstairs on Ellie’s bed and we heard nothing from her all night.

After breakfast we all went out for a walk.

In the afternoon we watched the WSL (Women’s Super League) Spurs v Arsenal. Spurs lost.

Great to see that Monty Don now has a golden retriever puppy. Good choice! Looks as though Nell loves it already.

Mal bought us an air fryer and so has been playing with it, to perfect it. Dinner tonight was lovely.

Then of course….Strictly!! I have really been looking forward to it. When Tariq spent the Christmas with us (Covid times), I always had it on and he really got into it all. So, last night I had a lot of text backwards and forwards with him, discussing the dancers and dances.

Thought for the Day“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~E.E. Cummings