This glorious weather is amazing and I am loving all the sunshine. Sunday was no misnomer this week!
My eating was generally good today 🙂 . First thing I made a smoothie with some frozen berries, a banana, soya milk and some clementine cashew nut butter.
Sausages for lunch (just 2 chipolatas for me) with new potatoes and salad leaves and radishes from the garden, plus 15 g mayonnaise and 15 g butter. Mayo and butter are not “diet” food but I am not on a diet but a life plan and as long as I count the points I can eat such food types. I was really pleased to observe the males ate sausages with salad without any comment. 3 months ago it would have been eaten with a hot dog roll or baked beans but now we eat fresh fruit and/or veg with every meal, it has become the norm. I am delighted 🙂 .
To make the most of the amazing sunshine we went to Rye Harbour which ticks all our boxes. A lovely walk with lots of interesting smells for the dogs, pebbles and the sea for Harvey, a nature reserve for James and the seashore for me.
To anyone who has never been – GO! It is a wonderful landscape of salt marshes and shingle which support a beautiful array of plants and birds. And rabbits, which were on the other side of the fence, much to the frustration of the dogs! There is a small visitor centre, a bird hide (so take binoculars) and an extensive network of paths which you can walk or cycle along. It is very beautiful and I have always loved this shack, which was looking very bright today.
For a little boy and his dogs, there was plenty to do: run up and down the shingle heaps, swim in the sea, try some body boarding or throw pebbles for the dogs. Despite there being millions of pebbles lying around, those dumb dogs chased every single one thrown for them!
Lots of fun in the sun.
With plenty of time for relaxing too.
So much fun but eventually we came home. James cooked supper which was a lovely treat. He made chicken and ginger in coconut milk with rice and stir fried chard and spinach (from the garden). I do prefer my plate to be half full of veg but hey, someone else cooked so I am not complaining.
Here’s hoping for a sunny Monday.