3 Meals Out

No blog yesterday as I had a little drinkie after work in this pub.  Pear cider which was ice cold and so refreshing,

I have walked past Old Thameside Inn loads of times but never been in.  There is a lovely long veranda so you can sit outside and enjoy the view of the river.

Which is easily done as when the tide is high you are looking right down in to the water.

Next to the pub is the Golden Hind.

I see so many school trips here.  Loads of kids, dressed as pirates, walk over the gangway, laughing and all excited, and hear the history of the Golden Hind.   Great school trip.

I had never noticed this plaque before which tells an interesting tale.

I was in work very early today – before 7:30 am as I was awake early and I had a lot to do so I got up and came in.  But by 8:30 I was flagging so I had a little treat.

For a while now I have wanted to have breakfast inside Le Pain Quotidien.  I love being in this building.  I like the high ceiling, the texture and colour of the walls, the light and peaceful ambience.  When I have eaten here (apart from a lovely lunch I had with Julia), i take out.  But today I decided to sit in.  I have put in some long hours this week and felt I deserved half an hour out to relax.

I treated myself to a coffee which I enjoyed with my book,

and happily munched on soft boiled eggs, rye bread and butter.  Simple and delicious and a great Friday treat.

Market day – whoop whoop.  As usual I made a bee line for Turnip to get something yummy for the weekend.  I bought some of these Borlotti beans.

Ever wondered what these mushrooms are?

 I found a picture that explains 🙂


Heavenly Halloumi Veggie Burger with hummus.  Yumelicious.

At home we decided to go out for supper to celebrate Harvey managing to play a piece of music on the piano in front of the whole school.  I was gutted I missed him but touched by the kindness of his music teacher who emailed me afterwards to tell me how well he had done.  He does not find performing easy so this was a big achievement for him. So we went off to the stylish Goudhurst Inn.

Harvey was allowed to choose from the adult menu and he started with half a pint of prawns.  I had a Caesar Salad which was good.

Followed by Pork Saltimboca with dauphinoise potatoes and green beans.  The portion was quite small but as it was rich it was perfect.  It was absolutely delicious.

I can’t believe I have eaten out 3 times today.  Admittedly lunch was from a market stall but even so!  And how many points did I consume today?  No idea so please help if you can.  Answers on a postcard…….


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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2 Responses to 3 Meals Out

  1. Sarah says:

    I don’t think you should worry about points today. It sounds as though you’ve been working v v hard, and your son made a huge achievement with his performance. Celebrations do not need to be counted with points. That office behind the Golden Hinde, with the vertical stripes of brickwork, is Chris’ office! I expect he was in there (working v v hard) when this photo was taken! So I do know this pub, as I’ve met Chris there on several occasions. Great location. But then I also love the Goudhurst Inn, especially the colour they’ve painted the walls (we’ve chosen the same for our hallway) so you really did have a good day. Always good to know what you’re up to…and it’s always something good! Well done….speak soon, S x

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