Sea Air For The Sickly

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.

chocolate banana nice cream 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.Breakfast smoothie 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.beer in pub 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.Nana's horse picture Horse and Groom St.Leonards 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.lunch St.Leonards 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.baked aubergineWe walked along to the sea front.
Love St.Leonards The Hastings Half Marathon was over so I could actually get to the beach and it was very pleasant n the sunshine.St. Leonard's beach 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.Daffs in Warrior Sq 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.Hastings beach 20-3 Hastings 20-3 9 Hastings fish huts We strolled past the fisherman’s huts and fresh fish shops and in to The Old Town.  I love all the little alleyways here.Hastings 20-3 8 And how the houses run up and down the hills.Hastings 20-3 7 Hastings 20-3 16 Some of the houses here are so tiny and so very cute.Hastings 20-3 6 Hastings 20-3 5 Hastings 20-3 4 Others are much larger and grander.Croft Road Hastings Hastings 20-3 3 Alleyways and footpaths galore.Hastings 20-3 2 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.Hastings 20-3 1 At home I had a slice of the banana bread I had baked in the morning and a snooze on the sofa.banana bread in bread tin

Supper was very easy; sweet potato chips with a very simple salad of lamb’s lettuce and tomato dressed in vegan bleu cheese dressing.sweet potato chips and salad

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.

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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3 Responses to Sea Air For The Sickly

  1. laura1952 says:

    It looks like you had a wonderful morning and afternoon together. I am so glad Harvey is feeling better enough to venture out of the house. Hopefully he didn’t exhaust himself.

    • We had another day at the coast today, which we both really enjoy. Do you like being beside the sea?

      • laura1952 says:

        Zoe, I don’t know anyone personally that doesn’t love being by the sea. I will be by the sea in a week and 2 days as we journey to Negril, Jamaica yet again for another wedding. Not ours, but the daughter of a long time friend of Bob’s since public school.

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