Thursday 31st August 2023

I had a long standing arrangement to meet some Sandwich ladies for lunch, so even though I didn’t really feel like it, I went and just didn’t eat!  We met at The Bell in Sandwich. It was an interesting hour or so. A couple of them came from Deal so I learnt a lot about places to go in Deal that I didn’t previously know.

Thought for the Day – “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” ~ Will Rogers

Wednesday 30th August 2023

We think we both have sapovirus as we have heard this is spreading everywhere.

Lou and Rhys collected my car to take it to the garage as the wind screen washer motor has packed up and needs replacing. I handed the keys through the window in case they caught the bug from us!

Thought for the Day“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”~ Flavia Weedn

Monday 28th August 2023

Mal and I are both wondering if we have long Covid, waking up with sore throats, runny nose etc and it just doesn’t stay away. We did tests before and then discovered the tests were out of date and also there are different variants. It was a struggle for us both to summon the energy to get it together to go to the Duck Race but we made it even if we didn’t stay for long. We met Geoff, the last mayor and chatted to him for a while, had a quick look at all the cars on the Quay and then came home!

Thought for the Day – “Life is not about having everything. It’s about finding meaning in everything.”  ~ Joel Randymar

Sunday 27th August 2023

Sandwich Festival continues. We decided to go for lunch at The Quay as it is such good food and Mal loves the beer…Timothy Taylor’s Landlord.  They only had rhubarb gin, not rhubarb and ginger and so she suggested I try it with ginger ale…mmmm, different!

We then went down to the other end of the quay and they had already packed up the medieval encampment and the band had taken over. However the Medieval alcohol marquee was still there and Sarah constantly reminds me of when Pauline and I got very merry on mead a few years back!

The band was very good so we stayed there until early evening. I can’t say Ellie enjoyed the noise too much!

Thought for the Day – “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” ~ Dalai Lama

Saturday 26th August 2023

We walked down by the Quay and Sandwich is preparing for a weekend of the Sandwich Festival. We also bought our tickets for the Duck Race on Monday.

Along the grassy area at the Quay, Ellie decided to roll in fox poo, so we had to tell people not to touch her and then shower her when we were back home!

Good football results today, both Spurs and Hammers won!!

Thought for the Day – “Life is a long lesson in humility.”

Friday 25th August 2023

Kearsney with Ellie and of course after the walk through the woods she headed straight for the stream and went for a paddle. We had never noticed before they have leaflets there for a tree trail, nice that DDC, along with Kent Tree Council have produced this informative leaflet.

Of course we stopped at the cafe to have a coffee. When it is nice weather the park is always busy, with lots of dogs. We met a 17 week old boxer, the owner had brought him along to socialise. A very good place to do that.

Slav, the guy who we met in the field opposite a week ago is doing so much volunteering at the Jubilee Centre. Mal has now appointed him as Volunteer Caretaker and is having his DBS check done. He has done so much gardening already and he is such a nice guy. A good thing I told him about the Jubilee centre as he hadn’t known it existed!

I watched Luton v Chelsea in the evening…….poor Luton lost!

Thought for the Day – “The problem is people are being hated when they are real and are being loved when they are fake.” ~ Bob Marley