A Jubilee Celebration

As well as all the happy memories left over from yesterday, I have a fridge full of treats, including plenty of berries such as these raspberries.

A smoothie was the choice for breakfast.

Raspberry and Oat Smoothie

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 small punnet raspberries
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/3 cup of oats
  • 2/3 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tsp tahini

Blend until really smooth.  Delicious.

Today was the day my village celebrated the Jubilee.  I was so disappointed the weather was bad as I know a lot of people put so much effort and time in to organising today.  But we are British so we carried on.  I love British village events and this was great.  Trestle tables, union jack table cloths, miles of bunting,

people getting in to the spirit of the occasion and

lovely table decorations.

The plan for the day was a picnic and hog roast on the village green.

I enjoy vegetarian and vegan food but I also like meat.  I do not eat meat every day but I enjoy it when I do.  I think it is important to face up to what it is you are eating.  Quite literally in the case of today.  I could have done without Tanya pointing out it still had its eyelashes though 🙂 .

I know people who only eat meat if it doesn’t look like it came from an animal, such as minced beef.  This is because they dislike the idea of eating a dead animal.   To my way of thinking though, to take a life, even if that life was only created to provide food, should be confronted and respected.  If I couldn’t accept roast pork came from what was once a living, breathing, once squealing pig, I wouldn’t eat it.  So I accept it and am grateful we are higher up the food chain than the pig!

We met lots of lovely local people and then joined our friends for lunch.

Tanya and Jackie

and Linda, Zoe and Therese and had a fun lunch.

There were several bands playing which added to the festive atmosphere.

Unfortunately it did become cold and wetter so we headed home and watched the river pageant.  How incredible our Queen is, to be 86 years old, and able to stand in the damp and cold for all those hours, appreciating all the boats sailing past.  Personally, I was grateful for a sofa and a warm room to watch it in.

Supper was a very easy reheat of yesterday’s left overs.

Happy Jubilee, your Majesty.


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 Jubilee Celebration

  1. Eventhough the weather wasn’t the best, it still looks like it was a nice event! The festive finger nails are amazing! I love fun finger nails–but I can never find the patience to do anything intricate!

  2. It looks like the event was a lot of fun despite the not-so-great weather. I love the finger nails–they are so festive. I always want to do something intricate, but I never have the patience lol

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