So much in life is planned, organised, scheduled. It has to be and I get that. But I do enjoy days that happily evolve from an open and clear page in the diary to a pleasant variety of events.
I woke up early and drank the 1 litre of water I plan to start each day with. I also went swimming as I was up early and so was in the pool by 7:30am which is a great way to start the day. Back at home I tried to recreate the apricot and mango smoothie I enjoyed so much yesterday. A large one for me and a smaller one for Harvey as he had munched his way through some carrots with humous so didn’t need as much. I think it is the texture of this I like so much and the colour. Just fabulous. I was still hungry so I had a small papaya too. We then very happily accepted an invitation up the road so Harvey could have a swim and I could chat to David and Annette. We sat in their stunning garden which is one of the finalists for the Kent Life garden of the year competition. I do hope they win as it really is glorious and an absolute pleasure to sit in. Lunch was a very simple salad; green leaves and mange tout from the garden with celery, cucumber, and tomatoes. Instead of a dressing I added some sultanas and goldenberries as I am trying very hard to reduce my fat intake. Some of the high carb, low fat eaters I follow on Instagram eat huge bowls of green leaves with dates and I wondered how that helped as I have become accustomed to an oily dressing. Adding some dried fruit works very well actually. We had a visit from Aunty Marion and Edward this afternoon and enjoyed a walk together over the road in the woods. I always enjoy seeing my Aunty and it’s quite a treat to have her all to myself.
I have had many chores this evening and as I sat at my computer, I munched my way through loads of cherries so I may well turn in to one of the Witches of Eastwick!