Today was so sunny when I woke up. I LOVE sunny mornings.
I made my favourite breakfast; 50g oats, 140ml soya milk, 1/2 a banana and Chia seeds. And I added 1 tbsp almond butter with cinnamon and coconut and blueberries. Delicious. I have noticed that the Chia seeds make a difference in keeping me feeling fuller for longer.
After breakfast I headed off to the tennis club because it is finals weekend. The Plate finals are on today and some of my lovely friends were playing today. Our little club is so friendly and I had a wonderful morning, sitting in the sun, watching 2 great tennis matches, chatting to lots of lovely people.
The Ladies doubles was close and it was a shame anyone had to lose.
SHame the sun was in the wrong place but here are the smiling faces of the winners of the mens doubles – a Father and son team. It is great to have mixed generation matches and in fact, their opponents were also Father and son.
I would have liked to stay at the club for the next matches but we had things to do.
Next stop was an apple orchard belonging to a dear near-neighbour and who generously said we could go and help ourselves to some of the plentiful crop.
These apples are delicious. Thank you veg grower up the road for being so generous 🙂
Quick and easy lunch of pasta with tuna, sweetcorn and mayonnaise with salad and radishes from the garden.
And then shoe shopping. Lara needed running shoes, I needed walking shoes and Harvey needed 2 pairs of trainers (one indoor, one outdoor), school shoes and new rugby boots.
First stop was Sweatshop Sports Shop in Maidstone. They were fantastic and we received a great level of service. They monitor your gait by getting you to walk or run on a treadmill and then analysis how you stride so they can recommend shoes that fit perfectly. All 3 of us came away with a good pair of trainers, fit for the purpose.
Next stop was my favourite shoe shop for kids, The Golden Boot in Maidstone. This great shop has been running from the same location and privately owned by the same family for 221 years!! And they had everything we needed and the service was brilliant. I really recommend The Golden Boot for children and it also has adults shoes too.
Time to head home with our purchases!
Quick cup of tea and the Drill Sargent said it was time to put on our new trainers and take the dogs in to the woods. Who was I to argue?
The woods are beautiful. The kids and dogs ran off and I walked 2 laps, one on my own and one with their company. Happy times.
We were out for dinner. I left the camera and point counting behind and set off for Judy and Wills’. We had a fantastic evening and I ate and drank way too much. Thank goodness I did a long walk.