Sunshine And The Folk From Down Under Come To Sissinghurst

What a beautiful day!  I can see from friend’s FB feeds that there were a lot of parents travelling around the country, depositing their children off at university.  I hope they are not too sad.  So while all that travelling, new beginnings and different ways of life began, I had a fabulous day.

I am always happy when I walk in to my kitchen first thing and find it filled with sunshine, as I did today.

These fruits and veggies were made for juicing.  The apples were fresh picked from the tree and the cucumber was home grown too.   Yummy.
Keven came to see me which made me very happy indeed and he brought his friends and travelling companions, Viv and Ian with him.
First stop was Frankie’s in Staplehurst.  I had a soy milk latte and resisted the cake until they all gave me a piece of theirs to try – it was very enjoyable.    
  Second stop was the beautiful Sissinghurst Castle Gardens which I have not visited for years.  It was stunning and I will let you wander round in peace and quiet, with no distractions from myself.  
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
  Wasn’t that gorgeous? I can’t believe this is in my village and I haven’t visited for about 10 years!  Keeping it local we then had a late lunch at the Milkhouse who were very kind about accommodating a late lunch due to a misunderstanding over timings.  The spicy bean salad with crispy shallots was a triumph.
  The garlic bread, made with olive oil, was a high calorie low nutritional moment of weakness but it tasted lovely. 

As did the chocolate I had later at home and then a bowl of porridge with fruit and coconut sugar.  I think my resolve goes when I have a drink and I did enjoy 2 lovely glasses of wine with lunch so I may abstain for a while as I really need to shift some weight.

Thank you so much to you all for coming to visit.  It was a lovely day and I really enjoyed it.  Enjoy the rest of your trip and safe travels home on Tuesday.

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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4 Responses to Sunshine And The Folk From Down Under Come To Sissinghurst

  1. Ghjk says:

    I’ve just joined slimming world online after years of wanting to lose weight it would suit you

  2. Katrina says:

    Thank you for the lovely pictures of Sissinghurst. I visited it for the first time this year with my daughter when we were down at West Dean doing some courses. I was blown away by it – particularly the white garden.

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