Harvey has been recovering for a bad bout of the flu which has kept him prone on the sofa for a week and I was pleased to see that this morning he seemed much better. I thought some sea air would be therapeutic, for him as well as me as I always feel better beside the sea, so had in mind a little trip for us.
We had a leisurely morning at home and both had smoothie/nice-cream bowls for breakfast. Harvey wanted bananas, peanut butter and chocolate (cocoa powder) in his.
I had 2 bananas, half a punnett of blackberries, some kelp and ‘Supreme Greens’ and topped with coconut chips, bee pollen, sunflower seeds and Goji berries. I drove down to St. Leonard’s and we walked along Norman Road. We came across the Horse and Groom which is St.Leonard’s oldest pub so we popped in for a drink. I had half a lager and a small packet of peanuts. It was very pleasant having a drink and a chat with my little man who was enjoying feeling better and being out. My Grandma used to have this picture in her lounge; I like it when you unexpectedly see something that reminds you of a place or person that made you happy. We wandered back along Norman Road, which was disappointing actually because most of the shops were closed and there aren’t many cafes there to choose from. I think there were only three and an unappealing looking Chinese so we opted for lunch at Kitchen on Norman Road, which is in the same building as the Kino. I had a coffee while we waited for our food. The menu was mainly meat based but they did invite requests/queries from vegetarians/vegans and when I asked they were very obliging. I had the baked aubergine dish without the Feta. It was good but would have been better served with some crusty bread as the aubergine was very soft, more like a dip. The flavours were good.We walked along to the sea front.
The Hastings Half Marathon was over so I could actually get to the beach and it was very pleasant n the sunshine. I like St.Leonard’s, but I don’t love it so we walked back to the car which I had parked just behind Warrior Square and headed over to Hastings, which I like more every time I visit. The sun was shining and the sky was blue, unlike the last 2 times I have visited when it has been very wet and windy. We strolled past the fisherman’s huts and fresh fish shops and in to The Old Town. I love all the little alleyways here. And how the houses run up and down the hills. Some of the houses here are so tiny and so very cute. Others are much larger and grander. Alleyways and footpaths galore. We both really enjoyed our potter about Hastings. I suspect Harvey’s favourite bit was the old fashioned sweet shop ! His pocket money bought several bags of chemicals and sugar and I had some liquorice. At home I had a slice of the banana bread I had baked in the morning and a snooze on the sofa.
I walked over 10,000 steps today and by eating mainly nutritious food, have prepared my temple for another day of fasting tomorrow. The sea air was a bonus for us both. I hope you all had a good weekend too.