Picnic & Wine... and why I'm on a summer health kick, starting NOW.

Picnic & Wine in the summer sun, Brighton

You know the feeling. You've spent the last 2 weeks basking in the sun, eating at least 3 ice creams a day, you hit the scales as soon as you're home and bam! you're a whole 6lb heavier than you were a month ago. 

Story of my life this week, as we returned from our travels across the southern German border all through Bavaria. It was blissful, but the Black Forest Gateau just kept taunting me everywhere we turned. 

I've since vowed to embark on a summer health kick whereby for 6 days of the week I eat no chocolate, no sweets, just salads and goodness, and for a cheeky day, I can treat myself to something nice - like a glass of wine in the summer sun. 

Neil & I had some quality wine delivered from Waitrose Cellar so we packed a (kinda) healthy picnic, took ourselves off to Hove Park and indulged. 

Check it out, it's Nyetimber, an English sparkling wine which was so delicious it won ‘Best Sparkling Wine in the UK‘ in the 2014 International Wine Challenge. Sussex is fast getting a name for itself bottling award winning wine, giving French and Spanish classics a run for their money.  

Picnic & Waitrose wine in the summer sun, Brighton

Picnic & wine in the summer sun, Brighton

Picnic & wine in the summer sun, Brighton

Picnic & wine in the summer sun, Brighton

Picnic & wine in the summer sun, Brighton

Picnic & wine in the summer sun, Brighton

Picnic & wine in the summer sun, Brighton

Never settled with just one weekly treat, I also devoured almost a whole pack of my favourite biscuits in the world - the Waitrose Pecan & Maple Syrup cookies. But shh. 

I hope you're enjoying these long, hot summer evenings folks, cheers to more of them :)

Picnic & wine in the summer sun, Brighton

Picnic & wine in the summer sun, Brighton