Ellie didn’t make it up the stairs last night but seemed a little happier in the morning. Another very short walk. She sat down as we turned round to come back, she can be stubborn but we didn’t continue as she still has a bit of a limp. She wasn’t happy we didn’t go further but it’s for her own good.
I went round to the cemetery to place a silk flower arrangement on Torin’s grave. The fresh flowers I put round there are only lasting a couple of days this weather.
A lot of football in the afternoon. Hammers lost! Do did Spurs!
Thought for the Day – “Every day life sends you chances to learn, grow and step into your best. Don’t miss them.” ~ Robin S Sharma
Ellie did manage to climb the stairs last night but had to stop half way before she could manage the rest. Another very short walk just across the road in the morning. Her leg is improving but slowly and it is better she rests it.
This is one of my favourite photos of her.
It was a wet cold day. Not much of a day for walking anyway. Mal scraped more paint off the bannisters.
Later we watched the Man U game. A draw.
Thought for the Day – “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”~ Bil Keane
Another night when Ellie stayed downstairs but I could hear her slowly climbing the stairs early in the morning, she was very determined and reclaimed her space by the bed. Mal took her for a very short walk again and I mean a really short walk. She needs to rest and doesn’t seem too bothered she is missing out, which means she probably still aches. I went shopping. I went to get cash out from the Co -op and no money came and then drove towards the bridge and that was closed, so just a quick pop in to Tesco Manston. So many international lorries again. One after another all the time, on their way from Manston airport to Dover.
David and Kenny have now returned from north Cyprus for good. They have moved back to Scotland. I bet they are feeling a bit cold. The journey took them 26 hours and their two dogs were in crates all that time. Some of the hold up was because of the security at Edinburgh as bumbling Boris was there. They have waited so long to get there. I hope they now have a very happy life back in Scotland.
In the evening we watched the last Winter Watch. I will really miss watching that.
Thought for the Day – “Just shine your light. It will be seen where it is most needed.”
Ellie didn’t come upstairs last night, she always does and lies by the side of the bed. Nor was she very lively when I went downstairs. She still limped a little but I guess her legs had stiffened. It was obvious we overdid it for her yesterday. But as soon as she had breakfast, she went up the stairs to get her teddy and waited to be taken out! She is a real creature of habit and sticks to her routine. We walked her but a very short walk which she was happy with, so we knew her legs must still ache. I think it is a rest day for her. She then slept most of the rest of the day.
Mal went to the allotment in the afternoon. He is preparing small flower beds. I buy a lot of flowers, for Torin’s grave and also for the home, so we really ought to grow some.
Spurs played Liverpool in the evening and lost! Kane was injured too.
Thought for the Day – “Don’t expect anyone to understand your journey, especially if they have never walked your path.”
We took Ellie out and just as we arrived home, the postman was at the door. He had a parcel that I posted to Margaretha, in North Cyprus, on 25th November, her Christmas present! According to the postman it was a “Customs return”. It looks as though the Post Office didn’t complete the correct form, probably something to do with Brexit in spite of the fact it was posted in November. The fact I put a return address on at least solved the problem of her missing present. BUT where has that parcel been??
I have heard from Margaretha and they are starting lockdown again from today until 10th February and the Police are at the roundabout by the motorway. David and Kenny are due to fly home for good tomorrow. I hope all goes well for them and the dogs, they have waited so long to return to Scotland.
It was Lou’s birthday and we happened to come across them having a long coastal walk in the afternoon. Well, I think we walked for over 2 hours but it was lovely to see them and chat. We walked past the yellow “Christmas House”. The man who owns it used to own The Mad Hatter in Margate. He is a little eccentric.
Lou and Rhys and family then went home for a take away and a cake Ollie had made. We came home with Ellie and I think we had walked so far, that and the fact she had gone crazy in the sea and she had a bit of a limp. Perhaps we over did it!
We watched more football in the evening. A shock loss for Man U, beaten by the bottom of the table.
Thought for the Day – “Sometimes you can find peace of mind by transferring yourself to different situations. They’re just reminders to stay … calm.” ~ Yves Behar
I received a lovely bouquet of flowers which was a real surprise, even panicked Mal into thinking he had forgotten something but no he hadn’t. It was from Tootsy, one of our Red Hat ladies, thought people are feeling fed up and wanted to brighten my day. How very kind of her. I called her in the afternoon to thank her so we had a very long chat. Hopefully our Red Hatters will get back together sometime soon, whenever!
A lot of football, Hammers won in the evening. Mal is very happy about that!
Thought for the Day – “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” ~ Robin Williams
It was very cold and slippy. The pavements were a bit of a problem because they were so icy. There was a bin for salt further along the road but there was none in it! We went to Gazen Salts only to find the footpath had been closed. We walked the long way round and then by the river where it was really muddy and some flooding too.
I had an appointment in the afternoon to choose new glasses. It was not as easy as I expected with a mask. It took far too long for measurements etc.
We watched the Spurs v Wycombe Wanderers game in the evening. Spurs are through to the next round but made very hard work of it for most of the game.
Thought for the Day – “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~ Napoleon Hill