Spring Sunshine

I had a very frustrating reason for working from home today but at least that meant that I could enjoy the lovely spring sunshine.

flat tyre I miss the pretty flowers which come out while I am usually at work.snowdrops in sunshine They are so lovely in the sunshinecrocus and I felt very lucky to be able to enjoy them today.snowdrops I was thrilled to see the roses my sisters gave me for my birthday are budding.rose with bud They were only twigs when I planted them in Autumn.roses in bud Watermelon for breakfast.watermelon 4 watermelon 3 watermelon 2 I had half a medium sized watermelon, which I nibbled during the morning.watermelon 1 I worked in the kitchenherbs in sunshine because that is the sunniest room in the mornings.aloe vera in sunshine It’s a very happy space.Buddha in sunshine Late morning I made this fantastic bowl of chocolate banana ice-cream.  Made with 3 bananas, 2 tbsp peanut butter, Green and Blacks cocoa powder and a splash of almond milk.chocolate nana ice-cream 2 4 simple ingredients made the most delicious and amazing bowl of ice-cream I have had so far.chocolate nana ice-cream In the afternoon I made my lunch.  I spiralled a courgette and chopped up some cucumber, tomatoes, spring onion and lettuce.spiraling courgette Dressed simply with salt, pepper and olive oil.lunch 5-3-15 2 Delicious.lunch 5-3-15 1 Supper was very easy.  6 falafels with some humous, sprouted pulses, olives and cherry tomatoes.dinner 5-3-15

Having enjoyed the spring sunshine and eaten lots of raw, fresh fruits and vegetables, my tyre was mended and it only cost me £12 which is amazing.  Thank you to

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 Spring Sunshine

  1. laura1952 says:

    I was just mentioning to Bob last night how March 1 was the first day of Spring where you are. We are waiting patiently for March 21 to arrive. Too bad ours still will be with a few feet of snow and the threat of more winter weather looming. I just got my power back about an hour ago after another snow/freezing rain/ice storm yesterday and last night. Enjoy those flowers even more.

    I was also mentioning to Bob that you eat a lot of sprouted foods and sure enough, there is supper. 🙂

    • I have seen instagram photos and news reels of the terrible storms battering Eastern Canada and USA. You have my sympathy and Harvey’s envy ! We haven’t had any proper snow so it must be the mildest winter I can remember. I try to eat sprouts but find them an endurance rather then a pleasure as they are quite bitter but I hope the goodness outweighs the unpleasant taste. Alfalfa sprouts are easier on the palate but I like to eat a mixture.

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