So on Sunday instead of walking the dog, I attended the local Autumn Fayre. A fund raising event put on locally by several committed members of the community so that aimless folk like me might take a walk around and buy some stuff!
So after following the signs to one of the local schools, I met some friends and we made our way into the Festival. It turned out to be very food and craft biased. The food of this year was the apple with an apple press taking prize of place meaning there was freshly made (or pressed) apple Juice to be tasted. People were able to bring their own apples from home and their own bottles and make use of the press so they could take a taste of the Autumn Fayre home with themselves. The only problem with the apple press was that it was so over subscribed, I never managed to get a photo of it!
Still no matter, because the first thing that hit you when you went through the door was the smell of curry and boy was it a grand smell.
Freshly made curry for sale complete with rices, sags and dips. They looked absolutely gorgeous and came with as much colour as the curry stand itself.
Walk a little further into the hall and there were soaps and honey’s.
Moisturising creams that help with Arthritis
And yes, of course the ubiquitous marmalades and chutney’s 😉
There was even a cooking demonstration where the chef made a simple and easy apple pie from some Gala apples and a little puff pastry. So easy, yet so tasty.
One of the most weird things that I had never heard of before was the Bolitas. Kind of a dough ball but gluten free and tasting of cheese and savouries, it certainly ticked the boxes for me.
Of course there was a great deal of information about locally grown produce and some of it was for sale. All local, all sustainable and all natural but plenty of information available.
Another thing that was home grown was the talent and there were plenty of bands playing for free helping to keep the day lively and the tempo high.
Finally, a little trip into the lesser used part of the school found me face to face with something I am usually petrified of. Snakes.
Oh my oh my. I do not like a snake. I’m kind of Indiana Jones phobic levels. They give me the willies!
I dared myself to touch one and decided there and then that I did not like it. The it in question being a great big six and a half stone monster from Borneo. But of course, one of my friends heard the weight and said “Cameron, I will tell you what a great picture would be. You with a snake that weighs almost as much as you have lost in weight” Personally I thought this ridiculous but then other agreed and peer pressure took over. Pretty soon I was standing there with a huge snake wrapped around me. And I will tell you what, I have to be honest the weight was absolutely alarming. How heavy it felt to have it draped across my body, the weight bearing down onto my legs making me realise that several months ago I was carrying that weight and more everyday of my life! No wonder I can skip and dance around like a spring chicken now in comparison to how I once moved.
I suppose that you want to see a picture of me and the snake as well don’t you.
Well here you go, I suppose you had better.
Lord knows why I’m smiling because I wasn’t at all happy about holding it!
|Qty||Measure||Food||Calories (gr)||Protein (gr)||Carbs (gr)||Fat (gr)|
|Breakfast||2||50gms||Slices Mothers Pride Toast||230||9||43.8||1.6|
|Lunch||1||Small Bowl||Chicken Curry||175||19||13||7|
|Dinner||1||Small Bowl||Cottage Pie||306||36||21||17|
So food wise on Monday was fairly average. To be honest I wasn’t really that hungry with the lightheadedness creeping back in to stay with me for the day and keeping me pretty much sofa bound. Obviously I did eat but it wasn’t a great deal and was mainly just pre prepared left overs in the freezer so I didn’t have to cook hence the numbers being okay apart from the carbs being a little high due to the toast first thing in the morning.
Exercise yesterday was good. Well at least the walking was. I am still not back at the gym and I am a trifle fed up with it now to be honest. Still, I suppose its the virus just doing its thing and I will be ready to go back when I am ready to go back. I did however manage a nice walk with the dog. Just between 4 and 6 miles seems to be his limit now so I shall have to her this in mind for all future walks. A shame really when you think about it. For years I had him on short walks because I couldn’t manage any more and now I can, he struggles!
Anyway, my screenshots from the walk (the walk will be covered tomorrow) are below, as ever Map My Walk providing the information.
And my steps for the day were counted courtesy of Jawbone Up2 which gave the total of just under 12,000 in the following screenshot.
Stay out of the fridge.