A Week in the Country

Last week I went to visit my Mum in her new home in Kent. She lives in a lovely little hamlet called Conyer, which pretty much just has a pub and a sailing club (Conyer Creek flows into the River Swale).

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My poor Mum has been poorly for a while now and is still trying to battle off a nasty bug so it was generally a very chilled out week. I took the opportunity to rest and catch up on some cross-stitching. Thankfully the weather was beautiful and so I was able to relax in the garden and finally get some sun.

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My brother, Rich, came to join us on Thursday, so a fair amount of take away was consumed and movies watched! On Friday a couple of my Mum’s friends came to stay, which ended up in us having a lovely meal at the local pub – The Ship.

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The weekend was absolutely wonderful as Jakob drove down late on Friday night after work, so that we would have as much time together as possible. He is such a gem. On Saturday, we were once again blessed with good weather, so after a lovely lie in, we skipped off to Faversham to visit the market.

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Faversham is just the most adorable market town that happily happens to be only a short drive from Conyer. After eventually finding somewhere to park (we cleverly left the Blue Badge in Mum’s car!), we eagerly made our way to the market place to explore the stalls. I discovered that they have an amazing range of fabrics there, so naturally spent all of my money on pretty patterns for future projects! There was lots of tasty food on offer, so we indulged in a delicious Madagascan lunch from one of the stalls, before heading off to Standard Quay. There are several antique and vintage shops there, so naturally I checked them out for any bargains. We also decided to get ourselves a cute little olive tree to put on the balcony. This was followed by ice creams in the sun by the boats… it was utterly gorgeous.

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Once we got back to the house, we spent the rest of the day relaxing in the garden. In the evening Jakob kindly treated me to dinner at The Ship, where I appear to have now become a ‘regular’. The food was wonderful and it was so special to have that time together. Jakob has only recently finished studying part-time, which he was doing on top of his full-time job; so it suddenly feels like we have so much more time together now that he doesn’t spend his weekends in the library!

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Sunday morning called for a cooked breakfast so we once more headed down to The Ship. It certainly set us up for the day, thankfully, as the journey back was rather brutal. Fortunately we left relatively early so we didn’t get back too late, but the afternoon and evening was consequently spent resting at home!

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I’m so pleased that I was able to do so much. Unfortunately I have been dislocating my shoulders a lot more often, but generally my energy levels have been pretty good so that’s nice! Now I’m spending my week recovering, so that hopefully I can have another fun filled weekend ahead…

Thea xx