5 Towns In 5 Days

The grass has not grown very long under my feet this week!

Saturday – Bridport

I went to one of the most bonkers and unique and utterly enjoyable events.  ‘Onion Jack’ at Wishingpool Farm, Bridport.

It was a bit of an onion festival; we dined on French onion soup with baguette.   
 There was some wine consumption   

There was knife throwing, snail stunts, circus skills and entertainment.  It was bloody marvellous.

 Sunday – Sidmouth
Lara, Harvey and I were staying with my step- father, Ian, at his home in Sidmouth.  Well, Harvey stayed with his cousin, Harry, some of the time and joined us on Sunday evening.  After a very lazy morning and a simple lunch of lentil sambar and salad, we strolled in to town.  

We walked through a large park which had some beautiful trees in it, including this lovely Monterey Pine.  Look at how the branches grown along the ground !   

 Sidmouth is on the South Devon coast.  We pottered about very happily and in the evening, 2 of my sisters joined us for supper.  I ate vast amounts and went to bed feeling rather bloated and uncomfortable.   

 Monday – Lyme Regis

 No visit to the SW is complete for me without a walk around Lyme Regis, one of my very favourite places.  The straw has been harvested and so it is thatching time.  I do love the seaside here.
 The obligatory walk along the Cobb,  which always makes me feel very happy.   


We ate at the Harbour Inn and would you believe that it was warm enough to eat outside?  Well it was and we dined overlooking the sandy beach.   

 We then strolled up to the town and pottered around the shops, eventually getting back to the car and heading to my sister Lucy’s for the afternoon.   

 Tuesday – Chichester

Farewell Sidmouth and hello Chichester.  We went to my sister Holly’s for lunch and then had a lovely stroll around Chichester which is a very pretty town.   

 They have a very ethical and vegan friendly cafe.  Well, actually the flapjack I had wasn’t vegan because it had honey in it but to be honest, I have had very many slip ups this weekend.   

 Wednesday – Edinburgh

I had to,work today and for lunch I went to a great sandwich and salad bar near the office where I had a delicious salad box.  

I am currently stuck at the airport as my flight is delayed by more than an hour – thank goodness for free wifi.   

 I have had a lovely time in Dorset, Devon and Sussex,  visiting my dear family.  I enjoyed everything we did but I made lots of very poor food choices which included foods either made entirely of dairy, or at least containing them and foods with eggs in.  I now have 4 days at home where it is much easier to control what I eat so I will get back to eating a 100% vegan diet.


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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4 Responses to 5 Towns In 5 Days

  1. laura1952 says:

    Today is the first time I have received any notifications from your blog in over a week, yet I saw I missed some. I’m glad you had a good time with family. I hope your back to Vegan helps you to feel more on track and less bloated. Harvey is growing up fast! Is he really the same height as Lara now?

  2. laura1952 says:

    I have missed receiving your blogs Zoe. I hope everything is okay.

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