Big Wide Open Spaces

Every where I go in New Zealand I love.

We arrived at Guy and Bex’s in the dark last night so I was not sure what would be outside.  Well, there are lots of big wide open spaces and animals.

Ponies Three cute poniesAt Guy's and Bessie the cow.Bessie the cow I was not expecting to see lemons as it seems so much colder down here.Lemons Hello chooks.  The mountains provide a dramatic backdrop and some of the peaks still have snow on top.  This all adds to the beauty of this place.Chooks After breakfast of peanut butter on toast we headed off to Wairarapa Lake for a walk.  Oh my gosh, it was so beautiful.G H and Archie The sky and the lake were the same colour which just made the big space seem even bigger.H at lake The dogs loved chasing sticks and they had 2 happy stick chuckers.Harvey and Pippi All was sunny, calm and peaceful.Guy and Pippi After our lovely walk we went to Greytown and I had an Asian style chicken salad which was really good.  There was shredded white and red cabbage and carrots with warm chicken in sweet chilli sauce and sesame seeds.Asian style chicken salad Followed by a sweet and crunchy caramel and walnut tart which I had with a latte. walnut and caramel tart This was the cute Deli we ate in.Main Street Deli & CafeI am really enjoying being here.  We collected the children from school, visited their hospitable and friendly Grandparents and then got back for a delicious supper.

Bex made these lovely courgette, rissotto and cheese slices which I will attempt to recreate when I get home and harvest my courgette crop.cheese and risotto and courgette She also made a salad and roasted potatoes and Guy cooked delicious fillet steak and King Prawns.  This was all enjoyed with a cold New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  Quite perfect.surf and turfFollowed by a chocolate biscuit.

Today has been really good.  Beautiful scenery and lovely people.  I am looking forward to tomorrow’s big open spaces.

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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7 Responses to Big Wide Open Spaces

  1. laura1952 says:

    It just looks so peaceful and calm there. Thumbs up on the great looking food too. I will definitely have to get the recipe for the zucchini/courgette from you. Yum.

  2. Holly says:

    GORGEOUS! Makes me very, very envious, you lucky people! Keep enjoying the beauty. xxx

  3. Lucy Murphy says:

    PLEASE make those courgette things next time I come for dinner/lunch – they look divine.

  4. Abi Ellson says:

    Yes, I fancy those courgette things too! The scenery is absolutely stunning, beautiful place to live. x

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