Seasides and Firesides

We had an early start today so I packed in a few nutrients the easy way – via a smoothie.  Blueberries, soya milk, almond butter, protein powder, Acai powder,  Chia seeds, Mesquite powder and a mixed algae and protein powder.

Smoothie 17-12-13

Harvey and I had a really busy morning running errands and we ended up in Ramsgate, making sure the house was ready for our Christmas visitors.

Christmas decs 2 Christmas decs 1 Ramsgate tree 2 Good work on the tree Harvey !tree in Ramsgate Jobs done we set off for a walk and to find somewhere for lunch.  We walked around the marina as we planned to go to the Brasserie which is on the harbour walls.  Unfortunately it is shut on Tuesdays though.Ramsgate Maritime museum Maritime museum 17-12-13 commemoration plaque in Ramsgate house from marina Harvey had spent a boring day helping me and being stuck in the car for 4 hours so I let him choose where to eat.  He had enjoyed a meal at Pizza Express yesterday so chose to eat there again today.Pizza Express Romana menu H in PE window We had a table with a view over the marina and up the hill to our house.  It was so satisfying knowing it was all ready and we could relax for the day.view of marina We shared a dough balls starter which came with garlic butter, spicy tomato and pesto.  Yummy.dough balls and 3 di[sI had a Caesar Salad
PE Caesar Salad with an American Hot pizza and a glass of red.  No desserts or anything else though which was good.2 pizzas Having eaten a large lunch I decided we needed a long walk which is easy in Ramsgate.  From the harbour area you can walk in either direction, both of which give you beautiful views.  Even on a grey and overcast day it looks lovely.Ramsgate harbour 17-12-13 Harvey chose to head towards Sandwich rather than Broadstairs as it has a broad, smooth and flat promenade which he enjoys skateboarding along.walking and boarding Ramsgate I always enjoy being beside the sea and think a day that features walking along a beach has to be a good day.Ramsgate Beach 17-12-13 Back at home we decided we didn’t need supper.  Lunch was large and late so we nibbled on some nuts and fruit and relaxed in front of a fire.  I love this time of year, with open fires, candle light, long cosy evenings and the occasional glass of red wine.

I always drink water with wine nowadays.  Rarely mixed together but for every alcoholic drink I have I drink a glass of water.  It definitely helps prevent a sore head and somehow means I drink less too which has to be a bonus.wine, water and fire

Have a lovely evening.

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Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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4 Responses to Seasides and Firesides

  1. laura1952 says:

    You are leaving lots of smiles on my face again as you travel and move through your holidays. Thanks for the showing of the Commemorative Plaque and along the harbour. I loved the happy look on Harvey’s face going over the menu. He has grown up so much since we have seen him last so I loved how much all of this post made me smile. Happy Holidays at Christmas time.

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