Friday 23rd July 2021

I went shopping while Mal took Ellie. I don’t understand people, starting to panic buy again!

There were quite a lot of these signs around Sainsburys, all because of the Pingdemic!

Thought for the Day – “It’s not the wound that teaches but the healing.” ~ Marty Rubin

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Wednesday 21st July 2021

Mal decided he would get up early too, so we drove to West Bay, Westgate before it became too hot. Of course Ellie loved it in the sea. We met a lady with FOUR huge Newfoundlands. Most dogs on the beach were keeping away from them but Ellie didn’t care, she is too laid back.

Mal threw the ball out a very long way and Ellie decided she couldn’t be bothered to get it and so Mal paddled in the water to go and fetch it! They both cooled off!

The rest of the morning was spent at the allotment, me watering mostly until it was just too hot, so we came home.

Thought for the Day – “Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.” ~ Paulo Coelho

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Tuesday 20th July 2021

I walked Ellie at 6am again, just as I always did in the summer in Cyprus, talking of which, it amuses me there are “Severe heat warnings”. My goodness it would reach 50 deg c in Cyprus! You just act accordingly, mind you we did have our own pool then.

We have been debating whether to get annual tickets for Howletts Zoo and/or Wingham Wildlife Park. We also promised to buy Mal’s sister a ticket. We decided on Wingham Wildlife, less distance to cover for Mal’s sister. I also wonder what they are doing with Howletts. They are getting rid of their elephants and the charities commission is getting involved, also Carrie Symonds now works for them.

So, we went and bought our passes, having booked of course! It was hot and so most of the animals were in the cool and sleeping.  But we did get to see my favourite orangutans. They all seem to have lots of blankets which they hide under but we managed to see one of them.

Of course we had to have an ice cream!

Now he doesn’t have to wear a mask in the barbers , Mal had his hair cut on the way home!

Thought for the Day – “The first step to get what you want is to get rid of what you don’t.” ~ Paulo Coelho

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Monday 19th July 2021

Ellie and I walked early and the town was quiet at last!

I went shopping, safe to take my car in and out of Sandwich! A real mix of some wearing masks and others were not whilst shopping but it was obvious the holidaymakers have now arrived.

Petrol has gone up again!

Mal went allotmenting in the afternoon. Lots more raspberries.

Thought for the Day – “Whatever it is you want to do, do it. You only have so many tomorrows.”

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Sunday 18th July 2021

It is flying ant day, at least it is around here. The seagulls love them. “What is flying ants day? … This is great news for seagulls, because scientists have suggested the ants produce an acid that gets the birds “slightly” drunk – and – and an RSPB gull expert has said gulls are ‘mad for them’ and gobble them up like ‘M&Ms’, which can cause them to be even more excitable than usual.”

Ellie and I walked along Rope Walk, along with several Open supporters. That was 6am! You can tell them by their “uniform” of polo shirt, shorts, cap and rucksack on their back! The traffic at St George’s Road was queueing too. I didn’t think tee off was until at least 8.30!

Mal and I went to the allotment. I came back earlier than him as it was so hot. I tried watering but the pressure was so low as we are at the end of the run. We thought going early would be good but it seems everyone thought the same. I picked more raspberries and peas. The marrows are doing well.

An amusing photo from today’s “Open”

And now that’s it for another 10 years!

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Saturday 17th July 2021

Ellie and I were out walking early again.

We met the same couple and their dogs from St George’s Road that we have seen all this week. They usually walk their dogs down the bay but of course that is not possible this week. They were on a cruise that stopped off in Tokyo January, just before the Covid outbreak but their travels finished just in time!  The next cruisers ended up stuck on the ship for months.

Mal spent the morning at the allotment until it became too hot! We spent the afternoon in the garden. I do have some sunflowers in spite of the snails and slugs even though they are still shredding the leaves!

And back to the golf…….in today’s paper…..

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