Blue Tits

The lovely people at Detox Your World sent me some free samples.  They had come across my blog and sent me a lovely email asking me to choose some products I wanted to try if I could write about them.  Absolutely no restrictions at all on what I had to say or not say or when.  So although I was given some freebies, what I say about them is totally up to me.

I chose a jar of Cacao and Almond Spread.  I thought it would be lovely in a smoothie when I was craving chocolate.

Cacao and almond spread Unfortunately today we had some bread in the house and I was craving carbs so I enjoyed some spread on the toast.almond and chocolate 2 It is FAB-U-LOUS!!!  If you are used to the sweetness of a spread like Nutella you may not find it sweet enough.  But if you are used to healthy foods and a low sugar diet, it is perfect.  Lovely thick and slightly oozy consistency with wonderful chocolate and almond flavours.chocolate and almond 2 I am not confessing to how many slices I had!chocolate and almond I had a lovely lunch at Sarah’s today.  We were really good and didn’t meet until 1 hour before she had to go out so we only had an hour or it could be said we have a tendency to chat rather a lot!  What an hour it was.  Delicious fresh food but I raced out in such a rush I forgot my camera :-(.  We had a lovely rice salad with apple, celery, sultanas, curry powder and fresh herbs, tuna, boiled egg and green salad.  Followed by tea and apple cake.  Thank you Sarah, it was lovely.  Really lovely.

Hanging outside my back door is this lighthouse bird house.  It has been there for years, hence the cobwebs.  We have noticed lately though a Blue Tit flying in and out with wriggly things in her beak.  We have heard chirping and sometimes this little lighthouse is literally rocking, swaying from side to side.Lighthouse Today we saw our first Fledgling.Blue Tit 7 It was having a good look around.Blue Tit 6 Looks a bit grumpy.Blue Tit 5 Or is it scared about that first flight?Blue Tit 4 I did think this might be it and I could snap it in flight.  Go on little birdie, have a go!Blue Tit 3 But no.Blue Tit 2 Not today.  Shortly after I took this picture, it disappeared inside again.Blue Tit 1

According to one source I looked up, Blue Tits typically lay 10-12 eggs and on average 8 will mature.  The Mother Blue Tit has to feed them about 10 juicy caterpillars a day each.  That is 100 caterpillars a day, every day.  How marvellous for my vegetable beds.  I can’t believe there will be any caterpillars left for miles around, particularly since we also have Blue Tits nesting in the apple tree 🙂 Shame they don’t eat rabbits !

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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3 Responses to Blue Tits

  1. laura1952 says:

    LOL @ the rabbit comment. We have had babies all Spring too. Mourning Doves just had their second nesting of two more and the Robins have flown the nest. The four of them were pretty darn crowded in there. We still get to see them all, Moms, Dads and Kids in the back yard.

    • I particularly love Blue Tits and we regularly have them in the old apple tree but I have never seen babies before so I was very excited today. We feed them a lot so hopefully they will return next year. I will have to look up Mourning Doves.

      • laura1952 says:

        They are a very familiar bird in North America. They are named after their song, which sounds like someone sobbing/crying. Hence “Mourning” Dove.

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