A Package

I felt so ill when I got up today.  Head cold has taken over my entire body which aches and is hot.  I was tempted to go back to bed after a bath but instead decided to take advantage of a break in the rain and go for a walk with my lovely daughter, just home from Asia and Harvey.  Plus dogs.  It has certainly been raining a lot!

Puddles are so irresistible for a young boy.

Who ended up soaked.

Why are girls so gorgeous and boys so gruesome at times?

When I take Harvey to school, we pass the field of Alpacas.

Today we drove alongside the field on the way in to the forest so stopped to say hello.  This one needs a haircut!

They seem so calm and docile.

On the way home we stopped off at the Hartley Dyke farm shop which is brilliant as it is only small but it has so much packed inside it.  Lots of local produce and on a Saturday, lots of yummy things to sample.

Next to it is a relatively new fishmongers.  It doesn’t look very enticing from the outside so although I regularly visit Hartley Dyke, I have never been inside here.

What a mistake.  It was fantastic.  A wide variety of produce and no nasty fishy smell.  Served by incredibly smiley and happy people.

We will be going back here, that’s for sure.

Quick snack lunch of bread, cheese, ham, turkey and Crevettes from the fishmonger as we were all busy running errands this afternoon.  I had eaten nothing all day so far but still wasn’t very hungry.  I did have 2 slices of bread with some ham and turkey and 2 Crevettes which were lovely.

Plus loads of cherries.  Love cherry season 🙂

While we were out walking, my package from Canada arrived.  Thank you Laura and Bob 🙂

I do love a gadget and this one is available in the USA and Canada only. My friend Laura recommended it and kindly posted it on to me.  With it, I can track all my activity and keep a record on-line.  Love things like this 🙂

I think this will help motivate me as I am very target driven and will enjoy making my 10,000 steps a day.  I will let you know how I get on.

I was thinking of my dear neighbours earlier today, as the rain lashed down.  I was having an afternoon sleep to try and get rid of my headache, which did subside slightly, and the rain was so noisy it kept me awake.  My neighbours are preparing parties and the thunder crashed and the rain was so heavy I really felt for them, as they were dashing about making final preparations.  Veg Grower and Tree Planter are having a birthday party tonight, as is CJ who lives opposite.  So we have 2 parties to attend tonight – excited !!!  Our road will be rocking tonight. I suspect my head will be thumping tomorrow.

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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7 Responses to A Package

  1. KiwiKJ says:

    Zoe, am enjoying keeping up with your efforts. Never knew there was a fab fishmonger at Hartley Dyke. Put me in mind of the lovely Jason at the organic farm/butcher near Tenterden – perhaps you need to get some organic meat one day soon??

  2. laura1952 says:

    Zoe, I am just blown away that you got this package already. Especially since you know it was mailed on Wednesday!!! Bob will be happy too see you got your Tractivity. Thanks for making my day. I wasn’t online much this weekend, so I am just getting to read your blog now and saw this.
    Please let me know how you like it.
    I hope you are feeling better!!!

    • I really like it. I think I will want one of the sensors you can wear round your ankle when they start selling that. The I won’t have to keep swapping the insole from shoe to shoe throughout the day. Thank you for recommending it 🙂

  3. laura1952 says:

    From what I gather, you will only have to get the anklet and the sensor you have now that you can put into the lace holder you got, or the insole, will fit into the anklet. I haven’t seen any official pictures of it yet, but I do know it will be Velcro so it will be a one size fits all kind of thing. I will keep you updated for sure.
    Bob really likes his too and is amazed he is walking between 6-10 miles a day just going from the carpentry shop to the movie set with the finished products.

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