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 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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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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