This is my favourite time of the year: the longer days with so much more daylight, warmer temperatures (hopefully coming soon) and everywhere being greener and teeming with wildlife. And just being outside can help you feel so much more positive and energised. A walk after work can help relieve the stress after a busy day and a longer walk through countryside or on a beach helps you to appreciate what a wonderful world we live in.
Nowadays, I love walking - whatever the weather. It’s certainly better when it’s not raining or blowing a gale but that doesn’t stop me now. If we’ve planned to go out for a walk, the waterproofs come out and off we go! My day doesn’t feel complete unless I’ve been able to enjoy some time outdoors in the fresh air and it’s great to be able to do that at this time of the year without thermals on!
Hubby and I have also been eating as many meals as we can outdoors. We bought a new outside dining set this year which has certainly been put to good use so far! The food just seems to taste better when you’re outside and I’ve found that I slow down and savour what I’m eating so much more.
I’ve also recently bought a 3-in-1 grill which has been brilliant for grilling wraps and making toasted sandwiches and brown thins (and no butter needed like the old sandwich toaster we used to have). It’s opened up a whole new selection of lunches on No Count which feel like a real treat. I’ve added a page to the website, at the top of the ‘Lunch’ section, with some ideas for fillings and it would be great if some of you could add your own ideas for fillings in the comments section of that page to share with everyone.
Last week I had the greatest pleasure to meet about 70 WW members in Birmingham. It was brilliant to hug and chat to so many of the people I’ve met on Connect and Insta over the past three years. We’ve supported each other through the power of social media for so long that it was awesome to be in the same room as all these inspirational people. A big thank you to everyone who came along this year and I’m already looking forward to meeting up again at ‘Brum - Feb 2020’.
And finally, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped to spread the word about the website – on Connect, Facebook and Instagram – and everyone who has been in touch and given feedback about the recipes. I love hearing from you, and you help to keep me motivated too!
I hope you all have a fabulous summer!
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