Mid-Surrey Came to Camber

I was so happy it was sunny when I woke up as we had a day at the beach planned :-).  I made a delicious smoothie to start off with.  I am going to share the recipe as it is one to make again.

Pear and Passionfruit Smoothie

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 2 cups Hazlenut milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp Udo’s oil (or oil of your choice such as flax)
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 pear, quartered and cored
  • 1 passionfruit

Put in the blender and blitz.

This smoothie had a lovely consistency and texture and an interesting flavour.  I really enjoyed it and will definitely make it again.

I had a lovely brunch date to look forward to this morning at The Apothecary in Rye.

Sally and I met for a coffee and then we had the Welsh Rarebit with salad and homemade coleslaw.

Welsh Rarebit is a thick creamy cheese sauce served over toasted bread.  Sally treated me which made it even tastier 🙂 Thank you Sally.

We had window seats so could enjoy watching the comings and goings of Rye High Street.

Then we had a wander around this charming town.  The buildings here are so old and varied.  Love this one.

From this cute little castle you have a wonderful view out to the sea beyond.

Look at this curious structure.  It’s a water tower!  It was built in 1735.

We know this thanks to this handy sign.

This is the pump where the townsfolk of Rye would have come to fetch their water.

But we weren’t really here to admire Rye.  We dumped Troy’s car in a field carefully parked the car near the beach and helped the girls and ponies off the truck.

Hi Holly and Mac 🙂

Some very excited girls.

Mid-Surrey Pony Club had brought lots of ponies and horse down to Camber to have a ride along the beach.  For some of these ponies and their young riders it was their first time on the beach so it was very exciting.

None of them seemed to have any trouble at all with the shingle or the beach and they were off!

Lovely quiet beach at Camber today.

These 2 definitely enjoyed their gallop to Rye and back.

Back home we tucked in to roast pork which I had with half a sweet potato and half a corn cob.  I was too tired to do much more.  We had put the meat on to roast in a low oven this morning so most of the fat had dripped out leaving a very succulent meat that just falls apart when you cut it.

This pork came from the farm at Harvey’s school so we know it came from a happy and local pig.  It was delicious which I am pleased about as I have a freezer full of it!

I had a wonderful Sunday.  I hope you did too.

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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