Croccy Woccy Doo Dah

I have been without internet or phone signal for 4 days.  It has been very liberating and I highly recommend it.  I am currently in an internet cafe, wishing I was one of the backpackers I am here with.  Here is a quick recap of some of the things we did on the way from Cairns to Port Douglas.

Our last morning in Cairns began with another swim.H at pool 2 I took the little fella thinking he would be happy pottering in the little pool but no, he came and swam lanes alongside me.  It was a perfect start to the day, swimming in the Aussie sunshine.H at pool 1 Back to our apartment to pack Cairns ha ha – not the one above, this one 🙂our apartment Breakfast of avocado mashed on to toast with tomato.toms and guac And off we went to Port Douglas.  We couldn’t resist a quick stop at Hartley’s crocodile place again as our tickets gave us 3 days access.heron 1 I am fascinated by crocodiles.croc 7 They terrify me but I feel compelled to keep looking at them.Croc 6 This guy was feeding the crocs.  He is in with the little freshies – you wouldn’t go in with a saltwater croc as they are VERY dangerous.  He has worked here since 1989 which is when I met my husband, BJ, Guy in New Zealand and Billy.  Amazing to think of all the things I have done since then but he has just worked here.croc 5 croc 4 croc 3 croc 2 Move little heron or you will be croc dinner.Heron

That was my lunch on day 1 at Port Douglas – a cheese toastie with chips and salad.  Delicious but enough for 2 people.linch in PD We are now staying in a beach house in Port Douglas with BJ, Helen, James and the very gorgeous Henrietta, my beautiful God-Daughter.lovely H We decided to spend our first full day together on the sea 1 I spent about 2 hours in the sea.  It was gorgeous.  So warm and wavey enough to be exciting but not dangerous. Then. having spent AUD 20 on a sunbed I decided to make the most of on beach in sea After a fun day on the beach we walked back along the beach to our beach house which backs this beautiful 4 mile long beach.  It is stunning here.walking back 2 in sea 3 kids in sea 4 kids on beachThe perfect location for a holiday with supersonic lovely friends.

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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