A Long Lyme Lunch

Another day filled with eating, drinking and socialising.  All very good fun but not so good for my weight loss.

Another gloriously sunny day, waking up beside the sea.  Thank you to Harvey for this delightful photo of these pretty flowers on our windowsill.

flowers in sunny window

The beach first thing.

early morning beach

Muesli and berries for breakfast

Then we joined the others on the beachberries in muesli Lyme Beach

Happy with his cousins

cousins on beach

Thank you to Jim and Trevor (we left the men and children on the beach)  for our long lunch opportunity


crowds on beach

We walked up the hill

to Hix restaurant.crowds at Lyme view from Hix 2

Stunning views from the restaurant

view from Hix

Lucy treated us to lunch in this wonderful restaurant for our birthday present which was very generous



inside Hix

Bread and butter with wine while we browsed the menuHix bread

Lucy and Abi had these little Queenie scallops which were tasty

Queenies Hix

I went for the mackerel and quail’s egg salad which was deliciousmackerel salad Hix

Then we all shared the fried fish main.  This was supposedly for 2 people but it was more than enough for 3.  We had monkfish, turbot and John Dory and every piece was delicious.

fried fish Jix

Served with perfectly cooked fries

Hix chips And summer vegetablessummer veg

Followed by cherry pie and custard which was sublimecherry pie

Abi had Dorset knobs with Cheddar and Black Cow vodka which was made from milk, extraordinarily.  It tasted fantastic.

,Dorset knob

Thank you Lucy for such a lovely lunch and thank you both for so much fun.  Holly, you were missed.

.we three at Cobb Lucy and Abi on bridge

We had a bit of a stumble back along the high path to the apartment

back to the apartment

After a revivatory cuppa we headed to the cabin and relaxed over a leisurely supper

view from the cabin

My Uncle and Aunty own this charming cabin overlooking the beach at Lyme Regis and we met there for supper with my cousin Miranda and her 2 girls.in the cabin 2

i can’t believe we ate more after our lunch but we did!


We ended with cake and coffee.  It was a lovely evening.In the cabin 1

Then Lucy and Abi came back for a sleepover at the apartment, leaving our children with the menfolk up the hill.  I have so much to be grateful for today; the generosity of my sister Lucy, the kindness of Jim and Trevor looking after the children, more hospitality from Uncle Clive and Aunty Hillary, and the hours of very happy time spent with my family.  Thank you all.


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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2 Responses to A Long Lyme Lunch

  1. Marianne says:

    Blessed 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    Just one big WOW! What a perfect day. 🙂 x

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