An Extraordinary Day

Friday February 17th was an extraordinary day.  For so many wonderful and interesting reasons.  I had taken a days holiday to have a special meal with my oldest friends in the evening and we decided to extend the fun in to the entire day.  I skipped breakfast and just had hot water with ginger and lime to save calories for later.  I picked up my friend Lucy and we travelled to London together for a day of interesting experiences and fun.

Vauxhall

Being kind and considerate, Sally had booked a vegan cafe for us to meet at and eat in.  We met in Vauxhall Grove at the Bonnington Cafe.  p1080026The lentil soup was rather bland but lunch with the girls is always fun.p1080030p1080025This little area was delightful.p1080034p1080031p1080033p1080035p1080036p1080037After a leisurely lunch, we set off to our next destination which involved a lovely walk in relatively warm sunshine along the River Thames.p1080038p1080040Destination, Tate Britain.

Millbankp1080042We went to the Hockney exhibition.  It was crowded but excellent.  I am a huge fan and I have never seen his work before.  Definitely worth a visit, obviously for the art but also for the experience of being in this amazing building.p1080049p1080043p1080044p1080046I resisted cake and milky tea and stuck to a green tea.p1080047p1080048

Hoxton

On our way to dinner we happened to see this extraordinary car which had been custom made for the owner who was happy to chat to us and let us photograph his car.  You don’t see many of these at the station car park!

p1080052p1080050p1080051p1080053Dinner was at Chamber of Flavours which was certainly an experience.  It was unusual and good fun and I am sworn to secrecy so I can’t tell you anything about it.p1080056

I had a brilliant day out with very dear friends.  I felt very blessed and I ate as well as can be expected on such a day.  I was really good all day and only had lentil soup but dinner was a fixed 4 course meal with wine and I enjoyed it all.

 

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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