Such Fun

Diet?  What diet?  I have had so much fun lately and eaten and drunk and travelled and chatted and laughed.  Oh my!

Our visit and feasting fest began on Thursday with a lovely lunch at Zizzi with Granny and Papa. G and PAs a starter  I had a lovely cheese fondue – I love cheese, especially when it’s melted !

cheese dip

I made a great choice with my main – warm duck and pomegranate salad which was delicious.dick salad

I then had a lemon meringue ice cream and an espresso.

Zizzi EspressoWe then drove up to Warwickshire to stay with some fab friends.  We were blessed with lovely people, sunshine and a very attractive part of the country to be in.

view from D house Our fab friends in Warwickshire live a very outdoor life which is great for both us.  I sometimes need a little encouragement to get out but once outside I love it and am quite happy pottering about outside for hours.outdoor shoes I had a go at mucking out horses.  It was surprisingly tiring and I don’t think I will ever be hired as a yard hand but I did enjoy it.at the stables I think I did quite well with the feeding part 🙂horse feedThe little fella had a wonderful time with his buddy, Henrietta.  Thanks in part to a newly tarmaced and long driveway, they spent many hours outside on their ‘Rip-Sticks’.

rip sticking Occasionally they were spotted sitting down.watching TV Sometimes a cosy fire and a cuddly dog are too hard to resist.H and P Not for long though – the great outdoors, sunshine, friends and horses beckoned.HHH And dogs, always the dogs for the Little Fella.H and H with dogs

Before we left Warwickshire I was gifted some home grown veggies with which to bless our Christmas table.

BJ and the brussells Thank you.brussells and parsnips

Before we left our fab friends we were taken to Redpoint Climbing Centre in Birmingham.    Harvey, Henrietta and James were enthusiastic and capable climbers.

Thank you to ‘Uncle Stewart’ and Kieran for holding the ropes so Harvey could try this out.climbing 5 They were fast and fearless.climbing 4 You have to look carefully to spot Harvey in this one!climbing 3 climbing 2 A great time was had by us both.  Thank you so much fab friends.climbing 1 I spent last night at a lovely Christmas party at Alison and Andrew’s in Seaford but forgot to take my camera.  We stayed at my sister Abi’s and Harvey enjoyed catching up with his cousins. P1030165 It’s nearly Christmas !!!!!Abi's nativity When I got home from my sister’s this morning, I had a wonderful surprise – Lara was home.  I was pleased.  We all went on a walk over the road with the dogs.L and H on walk with dogs Then out to the Goudhurst Inn for lunch.view from GI Inside GI outside Goudhurst Inn 1 I had mackerel pate for starters which was really good.mackerel pate Then an excellent roast pork for lunch.roat pork Goudhurst InnWe didn’t have a dessert there but had a mince pie at home and then I went over the road to Sarah’s for drinks and nibbles.

So it is fair to say I have had a huge amount of fun in the past few days.  I have seen some of my dearest friends and some of my family.  I have been to some lovely parts of the country.  Unfortunately I have over eaten every day and drunk too much.  So I waddle up to bed tonight feeling completely bloated and twice the size I should be.  Thank you to all my wonderful hosts.

 

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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7 Responses to Such Fun

  1. laura1952 says:

    Thanks for keeping me smiling. Oh, and the best diet in the world has always been the Common Sense Diet. We are always allowed to swing left or right as long as we end up comfortable in the middle! 🙂 Fun is the name of Life.

  2. laura1952 says:

    Harvey is just growing up too darn fast. And the older he gets, the more of James I see in his stature.

    I remember the Sea Turtles in Barbados and always think of his fascination with them. 🙂

    Merry Christmas Zoe, James, Lara and Harvey

    May we meet again one day.

  3. Sam Bown says:

    Happy Christmas Zoe!! :-)))) I think Miranda’s mum would completely agree with you!

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