I had a very busy day today, preparing our Ramsgate house for its annual inspection and ended the day on a high with a little music in a ruin !
I have eaten some wonderful food this weekend but not exactly good for weight loss. Last night we went to a restaurant in the centre of Ramsgate called Age & Sons.
Steak (28 day aged Sirloin) Bearnaise with salad and ‘Thrice Cooked Chips’ which are an Age & Sons speciality. The steak and Bearnaise were great but I did not like the flavour or texture of the chips. A pudding somehow snuck in – lemon macaroon with strawberry and rhubarb compot which was lovely. Lovely building, great ambience, impeccable service and a reasonable price – a very good dining choice for three tired and hungry people. I had forgotten about this brick suite – how did they make it so curved? The marina looked magnificent in the dark. The quayside looked all bright and jolly while the boats bobbed about peacefully in their quiet dark water. Some boats were looking very festive. I am always surprised quite how many boats there are in this marina, all year round. I did have an early night and a very early start. We face due East and I enjoy watching the sun rise.I worked from about 6 am until 3 pm. I literally did not stop, not even to eat a shop bought Quiche for brunch or to have a coffee. All eaten and drunk on the hoof as I charged around sorting, cleaning and organising. We had a hard stop of 3pm so we could get Harvey to school as the school choir was performing at Evensong. They had a rehearsal first so we enjoyed a cuppa in the library but still no sitting down and I was even standing for Evensong. My legs are very tired! Tonight the choir were singing in ‘The Ruins’.
A beautiful old building that has a roof and most walls but no windows. Luckily it was quite a mild evening. This was a beautiful building to sit and listen to Evensong in and to join in with all the Christmas carols. It was quite delightful. Nothing wrong with my camera by the way – I blurred the children’s faces as I had not asked their parents if they minded me photographing them. When we got home we were very weary. I was determined to eat something nutritious. We had snacked on apples, grapes and nuts before Evensong as we were all hungry. For supper I cooked some brown basmati rice and while it was cooking, I stir fried onion, broccoli, green beans and yellow pepper in coconut oil. I added some black beans and mushrooms, stir fried those with the vegetables and set aside while I stir fried the rice, just briefly. The weekend would have won some delicious eating awards but no diet friendly awards, apart from all that dashing up and down stairs today which was good exercise. It was comforting to end the weekend with brown rice, black beans and vegetables.
I hope your weekend was more relaxing than mine!
Hmmn. I guess I’m kind of disappointed by you throwing in the towel on low sugar. I know I should n’t be, it’s totally up to you, but I was finding your example inspiring. Now I just look at photos and descriptions of your puddings, cakes, biscuits…and finding it very discouraging.
I am feeling discouraged too. It happens sometimes and rather than pretend I can stick to a desired eating plan, I am being honest and showing what I have eaten. I try every day to eat a certain way, which includes no sugar, but it is difficult.
No, you’re right. I like the fact that you are honest and real. I guess I just put a lot of faith in the no sugar thing and really thought it was going to work for you.
I did too and I am sure it will. When I gave up smoking it took a few attempts but I eventually gave up and have not smoked or even been tempted for about 15 years now. I am sure the same will happen with sugar.