A Day In Sidmouth

We woke up today at Grandpa Ian’s and Helen’s in a not very sunny Sidmouth which is in Devon.

We braved the potential rain storm and walked in to town, through an arboretum.  This is a Gingko Biloba tree, the leaves of which are used in many natural medicines.Gingko Biloba GP Ian and Helen Monterey Pine Sidmouth This Monterey Pine is incredible.  It is so huge and it looks as if some branches have become so huge they just grow along the ground because they are too heavy for the tree to support.huge tree sprawing tree In town we saw some fudge being made.  The smell was way too tempting for me though so I walked away.Watching fudge being made We went in to a fantastic shop that has only changed slightly since it opened 200 years ago.Sidmouth It was very charming.Inside Trumps Stores Trumps Stores Estd 1813 I enjoyed pottering about in Sidmouth which has many small and independent shops.Dairy Shop Sidmouth I really enjoyed looking at the architecture which was very varied.Sidmouth pink barge boards Sidmouth 7 Devon Cream Teas Sidmouth 6 These 2 houses have thatched rooves which are made by piling on reeds.Sidmouth 5 Sidmouth 4 This little cottage is completely covered in pebbles.Pebble Cottage Sidmouth 2 Sidmouth 1 doorway to cottage flowers on wall flowers in Sidmouth 3 stones wall Harvey by wall doorway pink flowers and rabbit We had a lazy afternoon which was just what I needed as I have been too busy lately.  It was great to just stop and relax.H doing Lego There are few places I feel so comfortable in that I can do that but this is one of them.  She breathes a deep and happy sigh of contentment.today is the tomorrow Eating today was not diet friendly but it was sugar free – whoop whoop.  A poached egg on toast for breakfast.IMG_2059 Half a Scotch egg with ham, cheese and tomatoes for lunch.  I did have more ham than this and half a slice of bread.lunch 19-10-13 I had some lemon in water to drink.lemons in blue bowl In the evening my Uncle and Aunty came for dinner.  We started with Cantaloupe melon and proscuitto and then had a Lancashire hot pot (made with lamb cutlets) served with green beans and the first Brussell sprouts of the season.Dinner 19-10-13 Plus this amazing bread – it was a Foccaccia stuffed with rosemary and olives.Olive bread I did have some mango for dessert and then cheese instead of cheesecake.Cheese and biscuits 19-10-13

So a lovely happy and relaxing day with too much food but at least no sugar, apart from the wine I drank with dinner.  Tomorrow I am hoping to go somewhere very healthy for lunch.

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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2 Responses to A Day In Sidmouth

  1. Sounds a lovely day :0)
    Missed you both xx

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