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COFFEE IN THE SUN

What a glorious day it was yesterday here in Kent, in fact it was the hottest day of the year so far, please can we have many more days like this.  Corinne came over to have her hair and nails done at Emma’s salon in Folkestone so we had a little trip to the shops then a nice coffee in the sunshine at Djangos cafe & petit bistro.  Asking for a piece of cake, well you must have cake with coffee, I had the chocolate fudge cake and Corinne had the walnut and coffee cake.  How amazing is the size of these cakes and you get cream and ice-cream with them, the ice-cream tasted like cornish so it was delicious, no diet today then.

Think we may be visiting this coffee-house again.

LADIES WHO LUNCH AT THE HUNGRY HORSE, FOLKESTONE

The once a month lunch date seems to come round quicker every month but I am not complaining as for me and I think some others as well it is the best day of the month.  I really do look forward to it so much and we really do have such a laugh and always have a birthday to celebrate and lots of news to share.

The best bit of news this time was that Sharon is to be a Nan in August, I should say a very excited Nan, so that will need to be celebrated.

Lynda’s daughter Jo joined us today so she now knows who these ladies are that her Mum lunches with every month, was lovely to see her so happy and looking good, must have something to do with the new man in her life.

The puddings seem to get better and better here, in fact everything is good from the service to food and the general ambiance of the place, then you have the great prices, what more do you want.  Roll on next month and yes we are back here again.

LADIES WHO LUNCH AT THE HUNGRY HORSE, FOLKESTONE, KENT

I have to say that this was one of the best lunches we have had as not only was the company outstanding as always but the service and food was so wonderful and to prove how great it all was we have booked up here for March and April.

Considering it was my first time out it was so good to see all my friends as I have missed them loads.  Lynda was back from gallivanting in Spain then Madera with her daughter, Sharon was missing as she was in London with the hubby.  Carol is off to Australia for March to see her daughter so she will be missed next time but then in April we should have the full 9 of us.  April’s could get messy as it will be Corinne’s birthday lunch and then she is staying at mine, I can see cocktails and all sorts going on.  I can’t wait!

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Very nice wine for £7 on a Wednesday but we just had three bottles this time.

As usual the food was delicious with no complaints from any of us, well that is not including Jackie and her dessert, you can guarantee she will get the dodgy one where ever she goes lol.

There were a few conversations about Corinnes MEAT (sausages) but I am afraid I cannot print them but it did cause rather a lot of laughing.

This month we celebrated Jackies birthday and she got some lovely presents, some I really wanted for myself.  Jackie had the baked Alaska but the meringue was rather runny so she said!  I love the desserts at Hungry Horse and even better was the fact that I had a voucher for free desserts so we all had to have one, I know there are only four pictures but we were too busy getting stuck in lol.

Sheila gave us a few laughs as she finished the bottle of wine, then when the bill was paid we all had a smile on our face as it worked out to £8 each what an absolute bargain.  Looking forward to next month and more laughs.

HAVE YOU MISSED ME?

To say that I have been and still am a bit poorly does not seem enough as for a couple of days I wondered if I would end up in hospital.  When your chest is burning with an acute pain that goes right through to your back and the more you try to stop yourself coughing the worse it gets…..yer all that and a temperature that would not go, the doctor thought pleurisy so put me on strong antibiotics.  I still have the awful cough, breathless and sore chest but I actually opened the laptop today so I am on the right road, I just think this will take a while for my lungs to recover and of course they would do it quicker if the flipping cough did one!

I have read a couple of books but that is about all I have done, not even wanting to sit up let alone get up.  The cat has loved it as laying on the bed all day is one of her favourite pastimes, with company even better.

So, what have I missed?  I keep seeing a poll to sign about stopping Trump coming to UK, can’t see that happening, I love the way he is making so many new friends…..LOL

I would like to say thank you to my two daughters for keeping an eye on me and Sylvie for popping in with pineapple juice, was very nice as cold and refreshing.  Might need some help this week as not up to anything much just yet.  My aim is to be fit by the 8th for our monthly lunch date at least it is only over the road from myself so not far to walk.

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5 YEARS-STATS & PROGRESS FOR MY BLOG

To say I am pleased is not really enough as these figures blew me away, apart from how many followers I have on Facebook, don’t really understand that unless they just want to be friends but then I guess they are following me anyway.

So 5 years of blogging, I never thought it would last this long but I am truly pleased and thank you all for being a part of this from what ever platform you follow from, I love you all.

RESOLUTIONS

Halfway through january and how are we all doing with the resolutions we made 18 days ago?  Is it really only 18 days as it feels like forever, I bet it feels even longer if your waiting until the end of the month for payday.

Diets……What a stupid time of the year to decide to go on a diet, its cold, miserable and all you want to do is eat nice homely meals with gorgeous desserts then sit on the sofa and eat popcorn and chocolates while watching a film.  I think it is best if we hold of on these diets and start in Spring when the weather is nice to go outside for a bit of exercise or do the gardening, also all you want to eat are salads which taste even better if grown by your own hands.

Dry January…..I think we can stick with this one as who wants to get ready and go out in the cold just to meet friends for a drink.

Saving money…..Very easy to do these first few months as you got everything you wanted for Christmas or in the sales, anyway your waiting for the summer clothes to spend your money on later in the year.

Positive thinking…..I have done well with this one as I just have to think of my family and friends and that is all the positivity I need.

How are you doing and have you stuck with yours?

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