The Water Slide

So another school year has ended and for my little man, that will mean a new school with different friends in September.  I felt quite sad turning up for the last time to collect him.

H's school And so it ends, after 3 years he is off to pastures new.Last day Today was going to be busy so I had a healthy start.  I made a smoothie for myself and Harvey with frozen berries, coconut water and cacao and almond butter.smoothie 6-7-13 It was really good.raspberry, cocoa and almond smoothie

To celebrate his friendships and have a chance to say good-bye properly, Harvey had a leaving party.  Thank you to David and Annette for lending us the water slide 🙂

This large piece of waterproof membrane, washing up liquid and a hose, kept 12 boys amused for many hours.water slide 5I sometimes moan about my sloping garden but today it really came in to its own.

water slide 4 I am not sure who laughed more – the boys whizzing down the slide or us enjoying watching them, sliding and slithering around.water slide 2 They eventually wore themselves out so it was time to light the BBQ.pow wow They had chicken kebabs but then couldn’t wait for the sausages before tucking in to the marshmallows.Sausages and marshmallows In the BBQ house 2 In the BBQ houseWe were so lucky the weather was so perfect.  When parents arrived we were able to sit outside, relax, chat and have a little drink.

on the patioIt was good to catch up.
S The boys had a brief sit down in the shade.sitting out Then they were back at it again.  For many more hours.  That water slide was in almost constant use from just before 10 am until about 5:30 pm.   It was an easy party for us to arrange and really enjoyable for the boys.  So we were all happy.Water slide 1 I hadn’t eaten all day since the smoothie so I did enjoy a Malteser banana.  I cut a long slit in the side of the banana, squished some Maltesers in, wrapped it in foil and popped it on the BBQ for about half an hour.  The banana and Maltesers had gone all squidgy – yummy.malteser banana

We managed to keep one of the lovely boys overnight which is great, so for Harvey his party has gone on a bit longer then he expected.  After clearing up, we all had a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce, ham and cheese.  Now a whisky with ginger ale.  Cheers to my special little man and all his lovely friends.  What a fun day we all had.

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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