Despite losing 4.5 pounds last week, which means I have now lost over 1 and a half stone, I didn’t have the best day yesterday and woke up feeling a bit bleurgh so I chose to make some juice for breakfast. I had heard that drinking celery juice first thing is meant to be good for the digestive tract.Well I hope it did me some good because it tasted quite unpleasant.While I had the juicer out I decided to juice a pineapple that looked past its best but having eaten some as I was chopping it up, I realised it was perfect for eating so I juiced half and ate half. Delicious as it was very ripe.For lunch I needed to finish an avocado I had been given on Wednesday. It was a homegrown gift from my friend Andrew who visited and who kindly brought me one of his avocados he had grown. I knew it was coming so the day before, when I had been in London, I bought some decent bread in Borough Market. It was amazing and Harvey and I loved it.
As the avocado was very rich, we left some and I finished it today in a salad: mixed lettuce leaves, 2 tomatoes, 1/4 avocado and half a packet of basil tofu. I dry fried the sliced tofu in a non stick frying pan.Simple but tasty enough.Then this happened! A vegetable pakora and some other naughties also happened. I have no idea why but they did.So I collected my dog and we went for a walk along the beach, at low tide and in time for sunset. I needed to walk some of those calories off!Hastings is being packed away for the winter.These were taken at around 4 pm and it was very quiet along the sea front.The sky was very dark and dramatic.Sunset was restricted to a bright pink strip under the large grey sky tonight.It was low tide so we walked along the hard sand.The seagulls were congregated around the sewage output.They flew away as we approached which is unusual for Hastings seagulls.I wanted to walk up to the pier. I love the pier, both walking under it and on it. I was delighted earlier this week when the pier won the prestigious RIBA Stirling prize for the UK’s best new building. Earlier in the year the pier was awarded the best pier in Britain by the National Piers Society (NPS).
I like the reflections in the wet sand.
This should definitely be the location of a murder or serious crime in a drama series. It would be a brilliant location.I walked under the pier and towards West St. Leonards.The big sky and the colours in both the sky and on the sand were beautiful.
As we walked West we could see the lights in Bottle Alley and the seafront properties, all reflected in the wet sand.
My feet were wet by now so we walked in to Bottle Alley and headed back to the car along the seafront.
At home I made a supper of vegetables: mashed potatoes, steamed cauliflower, carrots and brussel sprouts, stir fried red onion, cabbage and spinach with gravy. Enjoyed with a glass of wine,I ate in front of the TV as I was home alone.As I was enjoying my meal I was invited over the road to watch some fireworks which I did. That somehow involved more wine and crisps and then I had more again when I returned home. So I will write off today’s syns and do much better tomorrow.