I had a fabulous weekend in the Cotswolds with 3 very dear friends.
We stayed in this cute little cottage in the village of Ebrington; Spring Cottage, which is the cottage in the right with the red brick extension.The garden was a very pretty place to sit and i spent Sunday morning here, chatting and knitting.This is the back view of the cottage.Beautiful flowers.The kitchen was small but furnished to a good standard.A small and cosy lounge.On Saturday morning we had a look around Chipping Camden.
The villages and towns in the Cotswolds are very pretty and most buildings are made of the same yellow stone.
We stopped for coffee and cake and I had a delicious slice of vegan treacle tart. It had lemon zest in it, just like my Grandma used to make. This was worth every calorie.
In the afternoon we did a long and rather hilly circular walk from Blockley; another pretty village.
Very well navigated Gini, from a little map on her phone.
There are some rather large houses and plenty of horse studs round here.
Plus lots of beautiful scenery.We finished the weekend with a roast in the Ebrington Arms.A very pleasant ending to a lovely weekend.
I worked from home today and really focused on my diet. I felt a little dehydrated after rather a lot of alcohol and salty snacks during the weekend. So I made a large pot of water with ginger and lime which I sipped all morning. I started off with a glass of Kombucha.I had some left over mashed potato in the fridge from Friday’s supper and I heated that up in the oven and had it with half a can of baked beans. 1.5 syns for 1 tsp Flora Freedom in the mash.I made a quick tofu stir fry for lunch.Half a bowl full of mixed salad leaves and smoked tofu with veggies. I “fried” it in water to save calories.
2.5 syns for 100g Taifun smoked tofu with almonds.I finished working at 6pm and headed off to the beach. It was chilly but sunny and we walked for 2 hours and it was gorgeous. Rebecca and Beryl joined us and we all enjoyed the fresh air and scenery and walked further than we usually do which contributed most of the 13,000 steps I walked today.This was Milton’s first proper walk since his operation and he loved being outside. It was wonderful seeing him so lively and happy.I made a cauliflower and potato curry for dinner. A very tasty Deliciously Ella recipe but it did take an hour so we had a very late dinner!
4.5 syns for 100 ml light coconut milk and 2 syns for 1 tsp olive oil.
I had some almond milk for my Hex A (but not 1 litre) and no Hex Bs.