Our new town likes a festival and this weekend it was Pirate Day. So everyone dresses up like a pirate and there are numerous events on throughout the town. Even the dogs get dressed up.
I managed a striped t-shirt, bandana and pirate hat. I would like to get a really good outfit for next year. Harvey did not want to get dressed up at all.
There were some fantastic costumes.And props.
There were events on all over town.
View towards St.Leonard’s from the pier.ARRRRRRRThis was some circus skills which anyone could have a go at.A huge whale!We watched the Tigers Free Fall Display Team land on the beach which was impressive (unlike my photos!).We then walked over towards the Old Town and I fortified myself with a rum and ginger ale which was very refreshing.We walked to the Stade which was very lively. There were some games to play, stalls to browse around and live music.
We grabbed a bite to eat here and I made a really bad choice. I misheard the man and my butternut squash pie had goat’s cheese in it. It was very tasty and I did eat some but gave the rest to Harvey. The salad was substantial so that did me until we got home.We walked home through the Old Town. This is the new mural on the side of Porters. I saw a photo of the artist creating it with spray paint rather then a paintbrush. I don’t know if it was all done that way but creating such a huge mural is really impressive. This is the end of a 2 storey building, to give you an idea of how large it is.
Entertainment a plenty; this was in Butler’s Gapand this just a few metres away on George Street.I had a coffee in Hanushka where they do not serve any vegan cakes so I can’t claim I exerted any willpower but that was all I had.I enjoyed Pirate Day and next year I think it would be fun to get properly dressed up and go with a crowd of friends/revellers.We were home in time to watch 2 sets of the men’s final and all the mixed doubles final. Such an occasion, which I enjoyed with Rebecca, called for a bottle of wine and some of the lentil crisps and Bombay mix I had bought the day before.
After such a lazy afternoon we did take the dogs for a walk in the park and I actually ended the day having walked 16,365 steps which was good considering I spent the afternoon sitting down. I didn’t actually eat much all day as for breakfast I just had a green smoothie made with coconut water, bananas, a nectarine, spinach and Superfood greens. Unfortunately the snacks and wine (and rum/ginger ale) had loads of calories so not a brilliant diet day.I did much better today. Another green smoothie for breakfast, made with coconut water, bananas, spinach, nectarine, Superfood greens and hemp seeds.I was busy all morning and ended up having lunch late. While I made my salad, I munched my way through a punnet of cherries and drank a lot of water so I wasn’t tempted to snack on anything more calorific.My lunch was delicious: a huge green and purple leaved salad, cucumber, red pepper, tomatoes, coleslaw (made with kohlrabi, carrots, gherkins and Vegenaise) and avocado mashed with lime juice. I forgot to photograph dinner but it was portion of lentil shepherd’s pie with broccoli.
No alcohol today, lots of gardening and I walked 8, 457 steps so not bad. Most of my food was very nutrient dense and a lot was raw so I am really pleased with how I ate. I am determined to eat well tomorrow too.