A Carol Concert

Smoothie for breakfast today; ½ banana, 140 ml almond milk, 1 small mango, ¼ cup oats,  ¼ bowl of leftover granola oats with raisins (thanks Harvey) and 1 tbsp chia seeds.  Yummy.

I met Judy in a different (to the usual) but still local forest for a walk. It was a bit squelchy in places!

This was not a Gloomy wood.  It was beautiful and sunny.  Who names these places?

The scenery in the low winter sunshine was lovely.  As was the company.

Lunch was a very simple omelette with kale, Gruyere and cherry tomatoes.

It took about 10 minutes from thinking about it to eating it.  Delicious.

In the afternoon I went to the Grade 1 medieval church where Harvey’s school was having their carol concert.   I wanted to take some photos but the school were inside rehearsing so I left them to it.

And just enjoyed the beauty of the building and marvelled at how old it was.

And then there was the church service.  Oh my!  I was so excited about seeing Harvey in his premiere as a choir boy.

Once dressed in their cassocks, the little angels waited ‘patiently’ for the service to begin.

At the beginning of the service, the choir walked as a procession down the centre of the church, singing and holding candles.  My eyes welled and my heart swelled.  I love carol concerts and thoroughly enjoyed the readings and all the carols.  I particularly enjoyed the choral singing.  I was so proud of my son,  who sang beautifully and behaved perfectly throughout the entire service.  A big ask from someone who is very reluctant to perform anything in public.  He was wonderful and I think I was perhaps the proudest Mummy on the planet.

It seemed disrespectful to take photos so I didn’t which is a shame in some ways but it meant I enjoyed and fully appreciated the service.

Afterwards I went to Lucy’s as she lives next door to the church.  We drank too much red wine and I ate crisps and humous.  And then had to ask James to come and collect us.

I will sleep easy tonight, basking in the happy memories of my gorgeous little choir boy.

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 A Carol Concert

  1. laura1952 says:

    Zoe, I am just smiling from ear to ear feeling your Mummy Moment. Sleep well my friend. Drink lots of water tonight and tomorrow.

  2. Abi Ellson says:

    Ahhh, sounds brilliant. Well done Harvey man, and well done you proud mummy. Ask if you can take some pics next year xx

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