I had a rather energetic start to my day. I spent about an hour and a half in the leisure centre at the hotel with Harvey. We early birds made the most of the facilities. I have been thinking about adding some swimming to my exercise programme and today confirmed it. I really enjoy swimming and must do more. We also made use of the steam room, sauna and jacuzzi but were not brave enough to go in the icy cold plunge pool!
Lara joined us for breakfast again. Today I had a Continental style breakfast of cold meats and fish with cheese and fruit. I didn’t actually eat the ham because when I put my glasses on I saw all the fat marbled through it which put me off. I think my stint at being a vegan has helped me reduce my love for cheese because I didn’t particularly enjoy this cheese except the holey cheese which I had some seconds of with some more melon. It was an excellent melon as it was sweet and juicy.
Having checked out of our hotel we went to Lara’s student house which we have not seen before. Now she drives herself up and down each term, we have not been up here for about a year so this was our first visit to her first home. She lives in a lovely residential area close to the centre of Durham.
I have realised I missed out on taking a picture of her room but here she is in her kitchen. This is certainly one of the nicest student houses I have ever been in and we really enjoyed meeting her housemates.
This was very bizarre.
So after a lovely weekend we had to come home. I hate saying good-bye but at least this time I could go knowing she lives in a lovely house with such good friends in a central location.
We did stop off at a service station and each bought a sandwich, packet of crisps and a sweet treat. I had a Bounce protein ball, beef and rocket sandwich and a packet of Wotsits. So no healthy eating award this weekend and I hope I have not done too much damage to the weight I would have lost on my fast days. The scales will be the judge of that tomorrow!