Another weekend comes to an end and as I enjoy looking back at the pictures I have taken, I am happy to say it was another good one.
Saturday was a lovely sunny day. I went in to town, to Trinity Wholefoods to get some provisions for the day.Lucy and Rebecca were coming for lunch so I made My New Roots’ Four Corners Soup for lunch.Such a great recipe.Lots of green leaves; red kale and spinach.I made my first massage kale salad. I put 1 tsp olive oil and 1 tsp lime juice with a little salt in the salad bowl and massaged that in to the kale. After about 1 minute, the thick kale leaves became much softer. I chopped them up and mixed them with the other salad ingredients: spinach, chestnut mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, mange tout, alfalfa and radish sprouts. We had a bowl of salad first and then a bowl of soup.Having nourished our bides, we went on another Hastings Greenway walk. This one from Alexandra Park to the Conquest Hospital on The Ridge. This was a very pretty, mainly car free and at time hilly walk.It’s definitely Spring.After the walk we went to the cafe in the park for a cuppa.It was lovely sitting in the sunshine with Lucy and Rebecca and I could have stayed much longer but I had plans for the evening so had to get going.I travelled up to Muswell Hill on Saturday afternoon to spend the afternoon with my sisters Lucy and Abi.
While sitting on the long train journey up to London (about 100 minutes) I felt very hungry. Really hungry. So between the mainline station and the Underground I went in to a shop and bought and ate, a Bounce ball, small box of Graze nuts and a bag of vegetable crisps. I had been so good all week and then just fell off the wagon completely. When I arrived at Lucy’s I had wine and crisps. I am so bad
sometimes too often.
Lucy cooked us all dinner of rice, beans and a delicious tomato and avocado salad. My Neice Olivia commented that it was a bit “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here” which made me laugh. She exaggerates of course, it was lovely. We had a couple of drinks in the pub and a lovely evening.
I did well with walking – 14,940 steps. Very badly with calories but ok with sleep; 6 hours 41 minutes.
After a very leisurely Sunday morning we walked up to Highgate to meet Lara and Harvey and then walked back again, through Highgate Woods.We pottered about in the shops for a bit as Muswell Hill still has many independent shops, such as Martyn’s, a lovely grocery shop.Local produce.I bought some dried apricots, mango and prunes and paid for them at this cute hatch.Great shop.We ended up in La Porchetta for pizza.Yummy pizza and a very pleasant Valpolicella.The portions were ridiculously large and it was good and tasty food.Check these out! These incredible little paintings are on squished chewing gum blobs on the pavement. They are so detailed and so much more attractive than the grey blobs. This one is next to my shoe for scale.
I think this is my favouriteI liked these and love how imaginative artists are. I wonder why he decided to start painting gum blobs.
Muswell Hill has a Planet Organic so I stocked up on some goodies and also a couple of sweet treats because we bought desserts to have back home at Lucy’s, rather than in the restaurant. I bought a small bar of chocolate covered marzipan (divine) and a ‘Snackers’.The Snackers looks better than it tastes, mainly because there was too much very dark chocolate.We had a very relaxing afternoon together at my sister’s lovely flat.I do like a relaxed family day.Harvey and I caught the train home and had a simple supper of a large bowl of soup.
Today I walked 11,605 steps, ate far too many calories and had 7 hours 41 minutes sleep. 8 hours remains elusive.
I hope you all had a good weekend too.