Flowers For Fathers

My Daddy and my husband love flowers.  As does my Step-Father.  So in appreciation of the Fathers in my life, here are some beautiful flowers I hope they will enjoy.

And in memory of the Fathers of some of my most dear friends:

I always think these flowers look like little girls dancing on the stem.  Thinking of Michelle, Lucy and Gini today.


Having appreciated the beauty of the flowers in our garden, Harvey and I set off on a walk.  We started at about 8:30am and the sun was shining brightly.

We were early enough to surprise the sheep from the farm over the road who hadn’t managed to get up from their night time slumbers.

We walked past the farmhouse,

and a little woodland stream,

through the forest of farmed trees,

past the free range chicken farm,

in to the dappled shade of the woodland,

through the wildflower meadow.

This really is a green and pleasant land.

We saw some sheep being sheared.

We are so lucky to have all this within walking distance of our home.  I am so thankful to Annette for showing us this lovely walk.

We had a superfood smoothie for breakfast.  I intended to have an orange layer.

Any idea what these are?

Papaya seeds !  So my “orange” layer was papaya, lucuma powder and chia seeds I had soaked in almond milk overnight.

My “purple” layer was carob, maca, acai and buckwheats soaked in water overnight, with a little bit of almond milk, lime juice and avocado.

Another little treat I had bought the other day was this coconut palm sugar, which is amazing!

My smoothie was not as sweet or colourful as I hoped :-(.  So I added some maple syrup to the mix and some coconut sugar on top.

It was lovely, thick and rich and creamy.  A bit beige but delicious.  I will work on the colour.

We then set off to have lunch with my Daddy and it was so good to see him.

James’ choice was a curry at the Indian at the end of the road we used to live in and it was good.  Not my choice of where to spend a lovely sunny day but hey, it is Father’s Day so they get to choose.

We then headed to Epsom, home of the famous races.

I have enjoyed this view from Epsom Downs towards London so many times and it was really clear today.

Look who we found at home – some very dear friends 🙂

Happy Father’s day to all the Daddys,

those who can be with us and those who can not.


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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6 Responses to Flowers For Fathers

  1. gini smith says:

    That was lovely Zoe… gx

  2. Veg Grower up the Road says:

    I’m so pleased you like the new bit to your walk – I never seem to get tired of it as the scenery varies so much along the way. I don’t recognise where the sheep are being sheared, however. You seem to have found a bit to now show me! Ax ps Hope Harvey’s piano exam went well.

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