Easter 2017

We have had a lovely Easter and I hope you have too.  We have eaten lots of good food (not necessarily  diet friendly but not too bad either), walked a lot and seen lots of dear friends and family.

Last week my brother-in-law Jim and nephew Max came to stay.  Jim took Harvey and Max out for 2 days so I could work which was a great help and in the evening we had supper in The Crown.  I really enjoyed the pearl barley risotto but none of us liked the churros with rhubarb.  We enjoyed Jim and Max coming to stay.

On Good Friday Harvey and I met up with Lara and my oldest friends (from school !!!) at Michelle’s.  Michelle cooked a fabulous Middle Eastern themed lunch with special vegan yummy food for me.  I had a nut roast with vegetables, roasted fruit with ice cream and then a chocolate fudge cake.  It was all amazing – thank you Michelle.  We had a lovely afternoon together, chatting, laughing, eating and playing games, after which Lara came home with us for the long Easter weekend.

On Saturday we took Milton for a walk to the beach and back and then headed over to Brighton.P1080539We wandered through the Lanes.P1080540There was a very long queue to even get in to this extraordinary chocolate shop.P1080541We had lunch in a Vietnamese restaurant, Pho.  Vegetable spring rolls with a peanut sauce to start with.P1080542Followed by a hot and spicy noodle bowl with mushrooms and tofu.  It was very tasty.P1080543We walked along to the pier and Harvey wanted a go in the bouncy thing – I am not sure what the correct name is but its a bit like a catapult and pings you up, skyward.P1080548There he goes!P1080550I knew he would love it and he did.P1080553A few games of basketball in the amusement arcade.P1080556Then a walk along the pier.P1080558P1080559We walked miles today and I ended the day with over 20,000 steps on my Fitbit.P1080560For Easter Sunday I invited James and his sister Anne and family to join us.  They came down to Hastings and I booked The Stag on All Saints Street for lunch.  I didn’t feel up to cooking for 8 people so we ate out instead.  I really like The Stag and they do a great roast (and other types of food).

My nut roast was delicious.P1080561Cousins and siblings.P1080562We all enjoyed our lunch and then set off for a walk.P1080565I knew Anne and Tony, with a love of vintage and an interest on history, would enjoy Hendy’s on the High Street.P1080566It was quite empty so we could appreciate the building today and take our time to look around.P1080567It’s such a fascinating shop but can be hard to work out what is part of the decoration and what is for sale!P1080568

P1080569We walked around a LOT and finally took the lift back up to the West Hill.  P1080572Back at home we had tea and cake.P1080575It’s James’ birthday on Wednesday so Lara baked him his favourite cake.P1080576Coffee and walnut.P1080577Tony treated himself to a radiator brush in Hendy’s.  They do seem to sell a brush for every occasion and even for reasons you may not have though of. He particularly enjoyed walking round Hastings with it.P1080578I really enjoyed our Easter Sunday; I didn’t over eat and I did exercise a lot as I walked over 16,000 steps.

On Easter Monday we had a very lazy morning at home and then Laura (who I have known since University) and her daughter Lucy came down for lunch and a potter around Hastings.  We had lunch in Dragon on George Street where I had a lovely pizza.P1080579We walked along the seafront and to the end of the pier.P1080581This was a chilly but very enjoyable day and I walked over 12,000 steps.  Thanks for visiting Laura and Lucy.P1080583We had a wonderful Easter, with a lovely combination of resting and socialising.  Eating and exercising.  It’s a shame it’s over but it was all very lovely.

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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One Response to Easter 2017

  1. laura1952 says:

    It is so nice to see you had a spectacular Easter Weekend. Bob made a comment on how much Harvey has grown and how he was taller than Lara. Happy Early Birthday to James. 😀 Have an amazing week ahead Zoe.

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