After our walk with Ellie, Shirley drove us over to collect our new car. Well, new to us is what I mean. Because we have them staying with us, we didn’t have time to play with it!
We are spending most of the time chatting. I made a big lunch and then in the evening they went off to see some friends. It is all a bit “day by day” as following his strokes, Steve has good days and bad days, so we just take it as it comes.
Thought for the Day – “If you judge people you have no time to love them.” ~ Mother Theresa
I have been waiting to see what the lumps on my head were before making a hair appointment. Now I know that the lumps on my head were OK ish, I called Marcello yesterday afternoon to see if he could do my hair today. He is so good, he was fully booked but said he would open at 8.30 so he could do mine first! I suppose that I have been going to him for years. Bless him. So we had the usual long chat while he did my hair.
Meanwhile back home, Mal spent nearly the entire morning trying to get a quote for my car insurance. I have a 7 years no claim discount letter from my car insurers in TRNC. It’s surprising how few companies will accept TRNC/Turkey no claims.
We had a walk at Minnis Bay in the sun and then Shirley and Steve arrived to stay with us for the weekend.
Thought for the Day – “Friends come and go but family will always be there.” ~ Guerra Castillo
I went to the docs first thing in the morning, swollen, sore lymph nodes in my head and also I keep feeling tired and hot. I was just concerned because they were in my head. Had a full check and the doc said I am fighting a virus , hopefully they will go down, if not in 10 days to return for blood tests.
Shopping in Sainsburys as they are offering 10p a litre off fuel if you spend £30. No problem spending £30! The rain did ease off about four in the afternoon, so we had a long walk then.
We spent the rest of the morning and some of the afternoon car hunting. I now have a car reserved, having paid a deposit and it will be ready to collect on Saturday. I now have a Ford C Max. I think three months of car hire is more than enough. The one I have at the moment goes back to the hire company on Tuesday. I did actually have a Ford C Max on hire in November and I was surprised what huge boots they have. It’s a nice car.
We had another surprise later on, but I will comment on this when I am 100% certain it is all going ahead but it has kept us busy over the last few weeks. I’ll say no more at the moment!!
Quite an exciting day one way and another.
Thought for the Day – “Thinking positive thoughts will always empower you. Do it enough and it will change your life.” ~ Timothy Pina
We both had a good nights sleep. It may have been something to do with the amount of alcohol consumed! I do remember finishing the evening off with a rather large Remy Martin Champagne Brandy! Ah well it is not often that I am not driving.
We had our long walk at Minnis in the afternoon. There are not so many people down there then.
In the evening we went to the Theatre Royal in Margate to see Steeleye Span.
They ended with the 6 of them singing acapella, “Somewhere along the road”…..beautiful.
Thought for the Day – “Music is the strongest form of magic.” ~ Marilyn Manson
Down to Minnis Bay with Ellie and then I went to Sainsburys for very little and came out with a lot! Clothes mainly as they were all 25% off! That was an expensive popping out for a loaf of bread!
After lunch we drove over to Wingham and took Ellie all around the village. We had booked into the Dog Inn for the night. The last time we stayed they offered us a really good deal which we couldn’t refuse and anyway, they love Ellie staying there!! It means if we stay the night that I can have a drink with their delicious food. Mal also likes it because they have their own micro brewery with some very good beers!
Ellie made me laugh as soon as we were in our room she just lay down on the floor. In fact she could have had her own room as this time we were given a suite, the room we used and another bedroom and a huge bathroom!
We left Ellie in the room when we went to eat dinner. The Manager told us to bring Ellie down but I said no because some people don’t like dogs in restaurants. They said that was tough but I said no, when we had finished eating we would bring her into the bar which we did.It seemed there was a hotel full of dog lovers. It’s always a lovely atmosphere in the hotel and even more so this evening as a couple became engaged in the restaurant! The Manageress also came out and insisted that Ellie have a sausage!
She’s a well travelled dog and seems to love staying in hotels, especially as everyone makes such a fuss of her. Thought for the Day – “Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.” ~ Jon Katz
We woke up to a frost. They did say it was going to be a little colder over the weekend. But later the sun was out and we took Ellie for a long walk all around Pegwell Bay.
Back in time to watch the Spurs v Hammers match (My team v Mals). I suppose there couldn’t have been a better result 2-2 but in all fairness Spurs were lucky scoring the equaliser in the last 15 seconds of extra time!
We were then invited to a late Sunday roast with Lou and Rhys. Rhys was working but popped back home for his. River and Sol were working as well. Delicious!
Thought for the Day – “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” ~ Dalai Lama