If You Go Down To The Woods Today

you would have been in for quite a lot of shrieking and giggling.  We are staying with friends in Warwickshire and today we headed for a walk in Hopwas woods near Tamworth.  We parked outside this charming School House which was built in 1717.

1717 school house We walked along a canal path, over the bridgeHopwas Bridge and in to the woods.walking in the woods The children had lots of fun on fallen trees.3 on a log And on still very much alive trees.monkeys in a tree The entire walk was lovely but this beech wood was probably the most beautiful part.kids on tree Water is always wonderful fun for children.H in pondWe had a lovely and very relaxing Sunday afternoon at our friend’s house.  There was plenty of time to admire their stunning garden.
BJ's garden 2 BJ's garden Do you know what this is?nectarine tree 1 Nectarine tree!nectarine tree I definitely have greenhouse and vegetable garden envy.BJ's veg garden Harvey now wants a pony!Ponies in field I definitely do not.H and H with ponies But I did enjoy watching Harvey enjoying being with them.grooming ponies boys and Ned He’s not having one of these either.H and gun The carriage riding was another new experience for Harvey today.pony and trap 2 See ya!Pony and trap We have been spoiled with delicious food.   Even the biscuits were home made and soooo good. Helen's biscuitsWe all had a lovely roast chicken supper together.

Helen's roast chicken dinner Followed by pavlova and mango sorbet.pavlova These three gorgeous children have played together all day today, mainly outside and always the three of them together which has given us elders plenty of time to chat and catch up.  Gin O’clock came and went and we still happily have a long evening ahead of us.bedtime storeis

We have been spoiled by the kindness and generosity of our hosts, lucky with the weather and so very lucky to have such dear friends.  Thank you for such a lovely day.



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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