Remnants of Summer

The day was quite pleasant when we took Maggie for her first walk this morning.
Although there was a slight nip in the air, it didn’t warrant trussing ourselves up like stuffed turkeys, as we needed just our bodywarmers plus gloves for Hubby.

We were going to do our £10 dash today, but having started the day a little late and had some shopping to do, we’ve decided to do that on Wednesday now as I had a doctor’s appointment this afternoon (armed with a list) and I’m meeting N for coffee tomorrow morning in a cafe neither of us have been in before (Christmas treat to us for our excellent weight loss).
On the way out this morning though, we were approached by one of the Old School boat owners and offered a bag of goodies.
Oh joy! Speed food bliss to help towards any over indulgence tomorrow. I do so like to be able to plan my attack well in advance!
Flashback to memories of our apple tree and blackberrying in the hedgerows for crumbles and pies as inside was a generous carton of frozen blackberries and several rather large cooking apples.
It was now obvious what I was going to cook for dessert to go with our dinner today.

Actually, it was all good for us, as my spaghetti bolognese was made from scratch with fresh ingredients and 5% lean minced beef so no syns at all, and the dessert just notched up a few for the crumble topping of granola cereal and porridge oats. You can see from the side photo that dessert was mostly fruit!

crumble crumble-side-view

Here are a couple of other things from the kitchen this week:
dec-breakfast dec-jacket-curry

The doc was really pleased to see me looking so well, especially as it’s been months since I last saw her, way before I started with Slimming World actually as I was on two sticks.
She said losing the weight has taken years off me, and my official weight graph looks like I’ve fallen off a cliff. All good stuff at 17 kilos lighter than my June diabetes weigh in!
My knee playing up is probably due to arthritis reacting to my medication, and my morning headaches just a twinge as they go when I’m up and have had breakfast.
My BP is brilliant, and she is following up on my eye appointment at the hospital as I haven’t had confirmation of the one we tried to make on their new supa-doopa-ain’t-gonna-work computer system!

All in all, a damn good day I think!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Remnants of Summer

  1. colinandray says:

    Thought of you today! Yesterday I went to a new German Bakery store looking for a Black Forest cake for today. They initially apologized as they were still establishing what sells/what doesn’t and had so far seen little demand for Black Forest then, as an afterthought… “We can make you one if you wish?” I agreed and later that evening we picked it up. This morning we sampled it………… and it was the best ever! We’re going to be trying more of their baking. This could be dangerous as they are only a 10 minute walk away!

    • Haha! So glad you enjoyed your gateau and methinks Ray might be getting loads of walks in that direction! Hubs and I haven’t had one of those for ages, especially as we don’t take naughty cakes down to MOH now. Who knows, maybe a sample will slip itself into my bag for him when I meet my friend tomorrow. 🙂

  2. scifihammy says:

    This is great news! How wonderful to have lost so much weight and to be feeling so much better 🙂

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