Christmas in Borough

Today was my last day in the office before next year.  I have to work tomorrow but from home so I enjoyed a potter around Borough Market as it will be my last for a few weeks.  When I return, I will be eating very healthily and back on the diet so I indulged a little today.

I went out for lunch at Wagamama with some of my colleagues: Guarev, Vineeta, Shahina and Zoe.  Thank you Indranil for taking the photo 🙂

Lunch colleaguesLook at this extraordinary drink.  We speculated about that little goldfish swimming amongst the seaweed.  Actually it is a jasmine “tea” but without the tea.  It is hot water poured over a jasmine flower and very pleasant.  I also drank their new blueberry, apple and ginger juice which was lovely.

Jasmine tea

I had miso soup with pickles.

Miso and pickles

Followed by a chicken in teryaki sauce dish with rice and vegetables.  I forget the name of it but it was number 70 !  I liked the chicken, sauce and vegetables but not all the rice.  I am not a fan of boiled white rice and this bowl was half filled with rice.

Wagamama lunch 13-12-12I wandered round the market looking for some gifts and perhaps some treats to have at home.  I bought some of these lovely clementines.

Turnip ClementinesAdmired the apples but was not in an apple mood today.



Turnip apple display

Billy – is this what you have in your vegetable box?  Salsify !Turnip salsify

A couple of these made their way in to my bag too.  I confess, I was thinking gin & tonic rather than anything else.Turnip lemons

We always used to have a bowl of nuts at Christmas but haven’t done so in recent years.Turnip nuts

There were several stalls selling mulled wine which gave the market a wonderful aroma.Christmas booze

Hello Monmouth Coffee Shop.  I had to treat myself as one of my New year resolutions will be to cut back on the lattes.  I am going to allow myself one a week only.Inside Monmouth

I have many nemeses and one is honeycomb.  I came across a stall selling honeycomb and honeycomb mixed with chocolate and nuts.  I caved and bought a bag.  Monmouth coffee and honeycomb is a wickedly naughty but heavenly combination.Coffee and honeycombI am busy this evening so I made a quick and easy supper of Red Leicester omelette with kale.

cheese omelette and kale 2

Simple and delicious.Cheese omelette and kale


I might have a clementine next.


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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