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About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)

The Exchange

People who know me are aware I have been trying to sell my house in Sissinghurst for a long time (16 months).  I never imagined it would take so long to sell such a beautiful house in such a wonderful … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Beauty That Is Dungeness

I had an amazing day today.  A day that was unexpected in its loveliness because we had a broad plan but no details, no itinerary and not much expectation other than a pleasant trip to Dungeness. I ate breakfast with … Continue reading

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Pirate Day Hastings 2017

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, … Continue reading

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A Little Taste of India, in Harrow

This is Maya, who I sat next to every day for about 3 years.  Or to be more precise, nearly every day I worked in the London office, we sat next to each other. We had been invited to Paul’s … Continue reading

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Leaving London

After nearly five and a half years at the same bank, it was time to leave and take a break over the summer.  It is perfect timing for me to stop work for a few months so I can have … Continue reading

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Colourfest 2017

Wow – what an amazing experience Colourfest 2017 was!  It was located at Gaunts House in Wimbourne, Dorset.  I had a life changing 4 days and can’t wait to go again. For a while now I have been wanting to … Continue reading

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Weekend in the Cotswolds

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 … Continue reading

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Jack In The Green 2017

I have had an amazing weekend and feel tired as a consequence and happy.  It was the Jack In The Green festival weekend in Hastings and there were events on every day.  I had a very late and extremely enjoyable … Continue reading

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Easter 2017

We have had a lovely Easter and I hope you have too.  We have eaten lots of good food (not necessarily  diet friendly but not too bad either), walked a lot and seen lots of dear friends and family. Last … Continue reading

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Broadchurch and Sidmouth

I had a wonderful weekend with Harvey in the West Country.  We stayed at my Step-Father Ian’s beautiful home in Sidmouth for a couple of nights.  I am lucky to have such loving and welcoming hosts as Ian and Helen … Continue reading

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