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. As a starter I had a lovely cheese fondue – I love cheese, especially when it’s melted !
I made a great choice with my main – warm duck and pomegranate salad which was delicious.
I then had a lemon meringue ice cream and an espresso.
We 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.
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. 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. I think I did quite well with the feeding part 🙂The 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’.
Occasionally they were spotted sitting down. Sometimes a cosy fire and a cuddly dog are too hard to resist. Not for long though – the great outdoors, sunshine, friends and horses beckoned. And dogs, always the dogs for the Little Fella.
Before we left Warwickshire I was gifted some home grown veggies with which to bless our Christmas table.
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. They were fast and fearless. You have to look carefully to spot Harvey in this one! A great time was had by us both. Thank you so much fab friends. 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. It’s nearly Christmas !!!!! 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. Then out to the Goudhurst Inn for lunch. I had mackerel pate for starters which was really good. Then an excellent roast pork for lunch.We 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.
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.
Unfortunately Laura I was excessive in my eating 😦 Hey ho, one day I will learn moderation ( I hope)
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.
I really do hope we can meet up somewhere one day. I remember Harvey and the turtles – he loves all animals, but especially dogs.
Merry Christmas to you, to Bob and to your families xx
Thank you so much and thank you for the wonderful surprise of the Christmas Card in the mail today.
Happy Christmas Zoe!! :-)))) I think Miranda’s mum would completely agree with you!
Happy Christmas to you too 🙂 We saw Patricia Hodge once as she gave a speech at Lara’s school. Miranda is Harvey’s favourite programme!