My view seems to have disappeared! This is what I woke up to.After a misty start to the day, the rest of the day was spent in sunshine which was lovely. The sea was ultra calm today so we had a lovely swim. Harvey swam with me (well, he was in the water at the same time) and Milton scavenged around for mussels. I upped the distance to swim 8 times between the groynes today. The swimming was so enjoyable and we both relaxed in the water for a while before getting out as the water temperature is still warm enough to enjoy being in.
Breakfast was a bowl of porridge made with almond milk (HE A) and with 1 tbsp linseeds and 1 tbsp sesame seeds added in (HE B) and topped with half a fresh mango. That plus a strong black coffee and a hot shower warmed me up nicely.
Our next outing was to Fairlight Hall, which I have never been to before. WOW! WOW! WOW! I am going again.There are so many stunning plants there; I highly recommend a visit.
I was impressed they have so much colour in their flower beds but I nearly swooned when I saw the vegetable garden. It was laid out out in a beautiful (and huge) walled garden.
With raised beds packed full of delicious looking veggies. Cabbages.
Swiss chard – so much better than mine
Carrots, beans, beetroot, celery, asparagus and so the list goes on.
They are not perfect though – this looks like parts of my veggie patch.
This was perfect though. The greenhouse really was beautiful.I was so impressed I have signed up to get a Fairlight Hall vegetable box. The vegetable gardener is new so they may not take off properly until 2018 but I said I would like to start this year if possible.There was a plant sale and I did treat myself to a couple of plants and a plant support for next year’s sweet peas.
We both enjoyed our visit to Fairlight Hall.
At home I munched on a couple of bananas as by then it was 2pm and I knew we were not eating lunch for a while and I was hungry.We walked for half an hour to get to The Stade to the Seafood and Wine Festival. It was packed!I am obviously not a fan of seafood but Harvey likes it and I wanted to support a local venture which is why we went. I managed to avoid all the fabulous wines on offer which was a relief as I don’t need the calories and the wine makes me forget my diet!
These were my favourite fish for sale.Harvey chose a paella and I had lunch from this van: Punjabi Samosa Chaatand I also bought some samosa’s to share. None of it was at all greasy but I have no idea how to work out the syns.It was very crowded at the festival so we walked round to the beach and enjoyed our lunch, sitting in the sunshine.I have never sat at the harbour arm end of the beach before and it was very pleasant, watching the boats coming and going and the paddle boarders drifting along.Hastings looks very small compared to the huge cloud hanging above it. When the rainclouds began to get larger and darker we walked home. So as well as swimming for half an hour today, I have also walked 13,500 steps which is great.My view was back when we got home.I hope you all had a good weekend. I certainly did.
The gardens looked brilliant Zoe. Your photography is so good. Keep up the good work on the healthy eating. Tina.
Thank you Tina, your kind comment is much appreciated.