I had such a gorgeous walk on the beach this morning.Just how I like it; sunny but with some clouds as it makes the view more interesting, a bit of wind, low tide so I can walk on the sand and hardly anyone else there.I had the biggest smile because it was so perfect.I got a sudden urge to run over the pebbles down to the sand, so I did. Go me !I beat Milton down – come on slow coach.Down at the seashore you appreciate the roar of the incoming tide. It is immense and powerful and charges up the beach and you feel tiny and insignificant in front of it.Or you take no notice of it at all and hunt for and eat mussels. Each to their own.We walked back to the car beside the railway.At home I had a sweet and juicy mango with 3 ripe figs and a strong black coffee with cashew milk. The walk and breakfast set me up well for a morning getting through chores.I really wanted to swim in the sea but it was too rough. I want to keep my swimming up over the winter and have looked around for somewhere with a decent pool and decided to join Bannatyne’s. I had some money for my birthday so that buys me 6 months membership which should take me through to Spring. I would always prefer to swim in the sea but if I can’t, at least I know I can go here. So I swam 1 km and then relaxed in the sunshine in an outdoor jacuzzi which was lovely.I had a bottle of water and an apple in the car on the way home.Then a late lunch of a small bowl of the last of the bean curry with fresh sprouts.Plus a bowl of brown rice with stir fried vegetables (brown onions, spring onions, mushrooms, courgettes, broccoli, green chilli and coriander), flavoured with soy sauce. Simple and delicious. 6 syns for the oil as I wanted the taste of the coconut oil. For supper I chose something I am not keen on but Harvey likes.Unlike some vegans, I have no interest in finding meat alternatives that look like meat or taste like meat. I don’t miss meat at all and find the idea of eating it revolting. But Harvey wants it and he does so well at eating what I like that sometimes we eat a meal he chooses – plus some salad on the side. These taste fine; I just don’t want to eat meat-like food.So we had sausages, oven baked potato wedges (no oil, just rubbed with smoked paprika and salt) and baked beans.
The sausages are 0.5 syns each. Everything else was free.This was a very enjoyable day and successful in terms of exercise in particular and also food. I had 7 syns, nut milk for HE A but no HE B.