Surprised in Souf London

The girls were leaving the boys at home today and heading for “Souf” London, to the home of the Undomesticated Urban Goddess (a.k.a. Michelle) and scene of recent riots.  I had been promised a microwaved ready meal for lunch so decided to bank some nutrients.  Smoothie for breakfast containing blueberries, strawberries, banana, soya milk, tahini and chia seeds.

Our trip began with a coffee with Dad and Jilly.  The first surprise of the day was to be handed a large box full of letters written about 50 years ago by my Dad.  My parents spent the first few years of their married life in Canada and the letters are the ones my Father wrote home to his parents.  I am really excited about reading them and getting to know more about my parents and their early married lives together.

And so on to Streatham, with a certain amount of trepidation about what we would be served for lunch.  We need not have worried.  On the side was some fresh fish and a large bowl of spinach so I relaxed.  When I was handed a large glass of Pouilly Fume I relaxed even more.

The Undomesticated Urban Goddesses’ lunch was a triumph.  Parmesan crusted cod, served with spinach, mashed potato, tomatoes in Balsamiq and an amazing walnut sauce.  Shame she can’t lay the table properly but the food was delicious 🙂

Followed by a large and beautiful fresh fruit salad.  The pineapple was even prepared from the whole fruit (rather than a plastic tub), with the aid of a clever gadget that cut away the skin, cut out the core and cut the pineapple in to slices.  I saw it with my own eyes.

Nothing surprising about the trip to the large Swedish emporium later on in the day.  Suffice to say I did get all the storage containers I need for all the cupboard clearing and tidying I will soon be starting.  Back to Streatham for afternoon tea and a slice of the cake made from a packet.  Hmmm.  Nice tea though.

We were home late so I was happy to have a supper of last nights leftovers.  This was a lovely and surprising day.  Thank you Dad and Michelle.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. 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 do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. 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. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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3 Responses to Surprised in Souf London

  1. Abi Ellson says:

    Ah Michelle please can I come for lunch next time – any lunch that starts with a glass of Pouilly Fume is a good lunch! And Zoe, what a treat – also can’t wait to read those letters. How lovely that they have been kept all these years. Mind you, has anything ever been thrown away….. xx

  2. Michelle says:

    Zob – so pleased you enjoyed your trip to Souf London, as the Goddess of undomestic life, when pushed I can pull out all the stops!!!

    Abs come to lunch whenever you want, I can guarantee the wine but not always the meal!!!!

  3. It was a great lunch and I am really touched that my dear friend made such an effort to prepare such a healthy diet friendly lunch for me. That means a lot.

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