Category Archives: Keep It Local

These Boots Are Made For Walking

My mission today was to go and buy a new pair of walking boots.  When I moved to Hastings I threw away my old walking boots (Brashers) because after 12-15 years faithful service, they had become cracked and so were … Continue reading

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The Dinner Party

What an amazing dinner party I had the very good fortune to be invited to last night!  Knowing I was going to be eating very well in the evening I tried to eat ultra lightly all day.  I made a … Continue reading

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In The Garden

It was sunny today !!!!! Lara was heading back to Durham at Midday and we decided it would be fun to go out to brunch.  We went to Frankie’s in Staplehurst which I have previously blogged about here. I have not … Continue reading

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A Happy Day

What is it that makes a day a happy day?  Sometimes it is the excitement of a particular occasion or going somewhere special.  At other times though, like today, it is the simplicity and ordinariness that makes it happy. For … Continue reading

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Slow Cooking

I was definitely not going to have any sugar today and definitely no refined carbohydrates.  So for breakfast we went for eggs with kale and a frankfurter.  I had breakfast with Harvey and he ate the same as me.  I … Continue reading

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28 Day Vegan Challenge : Day 9

This is so much easier at home! I was up bright and early and inspired by the promise of a pretty sunrise which I hoped would turn in to a sunny day. I was hoping for one of those bright … Continue reading

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21st Birthday Lunch

Today was not a day for diets and being healthy.  It was Lara’s family and special friends lunch.  A day to spend celebrating our beautiful and extraordinary daughter’s first 21 years, with those who have known her all her life. … Continue reading

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All Of A Dither

Today has been frustrating and I have been all of a dither.  The plan for today was for Lara to come home at lunch time, spend the afternoon baking while I worked and then we would spend a couple of … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Girls

I had a bit of a heavy heart today.  Time to say farewell again to my lovely girl who was heading back to Durham (not for long though but more on that another day).  She was taking Lucy with her … Continue reading

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Frollicking Follicles

Brrrrrrrrr.  It continues to be cold and continues to be beautiful with blue skies.  I had a warming breakfast of stir fried brown rice, shallots, 2 eggs and kale with soy sauce.  That set me up well for the day. … Continue reading

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