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 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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