Wednesday 12th June 2024

Over to Dover Health Centre in the morning as I had to have a full all round dental X ray for Natalie at Maxillofacial.

Looking for more cars while Mal painted the garden fences. He had a slight trip off the wall and tipped Cuprinol over one of my tomato plants!  Mal went to the allotment in the afternoon. We had some of his strawberries for dinner…so lovely.

Thought for the Day – “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” ~ Dalai Lama

Tuesday 11th June 2024

Over the fields with Ellie and she does enjoy her runs over there!

Lunchtime we had a Kent Lavender Ladies lunch, with two new ladies, Jenny and Marion. We had a lovely meal and lots of laughs. It was also lovely to welcome Linda back following her op and recuperation.

Early evening Rhys and I went to view a car, basically Rhys started it, did other things and said he wouldn’t waste the guys time as it wasn’t for us and he was quite rude to us. So we drove off. Suffice to say that he phoned later to apologise!! He said he had a bad day! We certainly wouldn’t go back there.

Thought for the Day“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Winston Churchill

Monday 10th June 2024

Not very busy at the Cancer Research shop. We have now got to raise an extra £450 in donations for the “Bowelbabe” fund. It really is not easy keep asking customers for donations and if they would like  lottery tickets. I do wonder if people at Head Office know it is not easy!

Thought for the Day – “Sometimes, you have to let go of the picture of what you thought about life and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.” ~ Rachel Marie Martin

Sunday 9th June 2024

A nice walk through the orchards.

Then on to the farm shop. They still have loads of local Jazz apples. I stock up every time we go and of course local asparagus and another hanging basket.

Mal started cleaning the fences ready to paint. I got involved in the French Open Final. So pleased Alcaraz won.

Later Soccer Aid. A good game!

Thought for the Day“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” ~Mister Rogers

Saturday 8th June 2024

Le Weekend in Sandwich. It has to be said it is not as good as it used to be because of the problems with Brexit and bringing food over here from France.

It was still good and good weather.

We went first thing in the morning and then back again in the evening and a final drink in the Red Cow. I think Ellie was worn out all that walking!

Thought for the Day“Life is like a sewer … what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.” ~ Tom Lehrer

Friday 7th June 2024

Mal was at Maidstone Hospital this time! Another check, another hospital. BUT at the rear of the hospital is a nice walkway and a bit of a wood, so Ellie and I went for a long walk.

Mal’s blood pressure went up as it always does and we both thought that they were going to keep him in but thankfully he took all his records and they eventually let him out. He was told to ring his GP, good luck with that one!

On the way home we stopped at the Bell, Minster and a fish and chip supper. We sat out in their garden and ate it.  A lovely evening. But on the way home the car started playing up. We have been looking for a replacement for some time but can’t decide what to buy.

Thought for the Day – “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ~ John Bunyan