Monday 31st July 2023

My volunteer day at Cancer research shop. So we were up early to take both the dogs for their walk.

But it was very wet and muddy, so I had to wash and clean Django’s feet. He certainly wasn’t  the clean fluff ball who arrived to stay with us! But he did enjoy himself.

At work it was nice to see Jack now he is married. Such lovely photos of the wedding.

Meanwhile at home, Django’s parents collected him and were thrilled he had such a good time. I send photos to them during the stay.

Thought for the Day – “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”~ Margaret Cousins

Sunday 30th July 2023

Tariq’s birthday today and the best birthday present…he took home a springer spaniel puppy called Benny!

We took both the dogs to Kearsney Abbey. Django loved it even though he is not allowed off the lead.  It’s a little dog heaven with so many of them over there. We weren’t too keen on the male swan who came and plonked himself in front of us when we had coffee, as he can be very aggressive.

It rained most of the afternoon.

Thought for the Day – “There’s a freedom in the outdoors that can’t be contained—an untamed spirit that sets us free and lets our hearts roam wild.”

Saturday 29th July 2023

I went into Deal first thing and then watched  some football when back home. In the afternoon Django arrived. We are looking after him until Monday. He is another one who loves sitting in front of the fan. And he is such a little sweetie.

We were out in the garden all afternoon. I think Django loved Ellie’s antlers to chew on.

Thought for the Day – “Appreciation is the key to unlocking the door to abundance.” ~  Mary Morrissey

Friday 28th July 2023

Over the fields for a long walk even though it started drizzling!

It was the Open Day at the Jubilee Centre and a lot of people were interested in using the place. That was good news. Mal spent most of the day over there, dealing with applications.

Ellie and I were in the garden in the afternoon, with her playing with her toys.

Thought for the Day – “Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” ~ George Eliot


Thursday 27th July 2023

It rained overnight but by the morning it was dry enough to take Ellie for a nice walk over the fields.

A bit cloudy the rest of the day. A lovely red admiral came to the garden, just one of many!

A little later cabbage white butterflies lay their eggs on the underside of the nasturtium leaves and then start eating them, so they are perfect to control my triffids!

Thought for the Day – “An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.” ~ Lynn Johnston

Wednesday 26th July 2023

Time to sort the garden out as I moved a lot of pots out of direct sun while we were away. Some plants are thirsty but most seem to have survived. July is not a good time to go away! I have so many tomatoes and we ate a couple which were red enough. So tasty! I never buys seeds, always get them out of Piccolo tomatoes which is why we have so many! It’s not only the pots in the garden but Mal planted a lot at the allotments that I had started off.

I think the nasturtiums are a little like Triffids!

BUT the butterflies and bees love them.

Thought for the Day – “Old friends are the trusted compasses that guide us back to ourselves when we lose our way.”