Monday, 27 May 2013

A bellissimo Bank Holiday

I just love a Bank Holiday, although it does confuse the brain. What day is it again? Oh yes, Monday!
Three day weekends rule, particularly when followed by a trip to Sorrento on the Tuesday! Yep, I'm jetting off again, folks, this time for a friend's wedding. So, the blog will also be taking a little holiday while I sample gelato and Prosecco. Needs must.
Here's a round-up of the long weekend so far...
On Saturday I had to wait patiently for the nice man from Tesco to deliver my food shopping before I could tuck in to this tasty albacore tuna salad for lunch. I needed those Kalamata olives to be delivered you see. It wouldn't have been complete without them.
I then hot-footed it to the hairdresser, where I was treated to the spectacle that was the Naked Bike Ride in Southsea. Quite an eye-opener! Hair done and did, I had an early, simple supper of cold poached salmon with avocado, steamed greens and sweet potato. I was heading over to my home town for a family party for the evening, so needed to fuel up.

It was lovely to catch up with family and see my Mum. It always makes me happy. We even had a little dance and I managed to get up to 21,000 steps for the day! Particularly good as we just started the GCC step challenge at work.
I didn't drink at the party, so woke fresh and ready on Sunday and enjoyed my smoked salmon frittata with some greens added before heading out for a walk in the glorious sunshine. We're finally getting some good weather around here!

As the sun had his hat on, I pretty much spent the rest of the day in the garden and dined on my mackerel salad al fresco. A real treat - I'm determined to make the most of my garden this summer.

After whiling away the day, I got ready for a night on the town with friends. We went to Bombay Bay, an Indian restaurant down at our local marina. After a cheeky Sea Breeze cocktail at home to kick the evening off, The Boy and I strolled there in the sunshine.
I started with a Bombay Missali - chicken tikka, lamb tikka, sheek kebab and squid. I inhaled it!

Next up was duck sylhet, a hot dish which was creamy and spicy, with some okra on the side. I also enjoyed a bit of poppadom... and a number of glasses of Sauvignon Blanc. It was a great place to be on a sunny evening, overlooking the water. I'd recommend it.

We wanted to keep the party going, and my friend had a craving for limoncello, so we headed in to town for cocktails. We didn't find the limoncello but we did have a good dance. Good job I got my steps in early as I stumbled down a step on the way out of the pub at the end of the night and have sprained both my ankles! That'll teach me!
A little fuzzy of head, this salmon frittata and a pot of tea did wonders for me this morning. Now it's off to town (hobbling) for some last-minute holiday buys before ironing and packing later...

Sorrento, baby! Ciao!

Does your workplace get involved in any wellbeing initiatives?
The GCC step challenge is great - this is the third year running that we've taken part and it really ecnourages some healthy competition.


  1. Mmm that salmon frittata sounds amazinggg!

    1. I am addicted! I could eat them every day... And often do!