I come to you this fine Wednesday evening with a little Kate update. Who doesn't want to know even the most mundane detail of our princess's idyllic home-life in
Anglesey Anmer (Just making sure you all are paying attention...you are. :)? By all accounts, the family continue to settle into a routine that resembles, as much as possible, a normal family. Kate is taking it easy as she recovers from labor & delivery, but if US Weekly is correct, she is relaxing with some cooking therapy. The Duchess has been frequently spotted at an organic store near her home, Back to the Garden:
"She's buying fresh local produce," says a source. "All organic." And the princess is just plain folks amongst the locals, adds the source. "People give her space. No one is rushing over to ask for selfies."Back to the Garden is housed in a charming, converted barn outside Holt in Norfolk.
|Back to the Garden in Norfolk via Facebook|
They specialize in local and organic food, from meat products and produce to tempting pre-made items that look straight from a farm kitchen James Herriot might have popped into during his rounds around Yorkshire.
|Back to the Garden Facebook|
Back to the Garden even has a restaurant and café, although no reports suggest that Kate has yet stopped for a snack in-house.
|Back to the Garden|
The company has a farm nearby, where they raise poultry and produce, in addition to the local famers who supply them:
At Barney, just off the A148, we raise organic beef, lamb and a flock of garrulous French chickens. For Christmas, numbers swell with turkeys and geese. We sow every kind of vegetable in our organic garden and have most fruits too.Amongst our stock, you'll find the beers of hard-working local brewers, pickles, conserves, jam, a range of organic wine for all pockets, fresh bread and pastries, artisan and wild food. Come first thing any day - we open all seven of them - for coffee and home-baked cake and the chances are you'll meet one of the local producers dropping off goods.
I think we are all thinking the same thing. I need one of these near my house. US Weekly is also reporting that Pippa has given Kate a little post-baby gift by treating her sister to delivered juices every three days. Pippa is quite the juice enthusiast, and we have heard in the past that Kate also likes to go in for the occasional green smoothie. According to this latest report, she has become a disciple:
The new mum, 33, drinks the elixirs...but is not dieting, clarifies the confidant. "She just enjoys green juice in the morning. It's Kate's go-to for an extra boost."
Flag on the field! I am sure the new mum is, in fact, starting to healthily regain her pre-baby body. Really, remember how quickly Kate was in her skinnies and Corkswoons after she had George?
That takes some discipline and focus. I am never clear why magazines add little comments like that, comments where we all roll our eyes, but...they do. So, she's not dieting, or anything. *Wink, wink.* [N.B. I have no problem with her refocusing her meals and nutrition to begin slimming down while maintaining her energy and health for little Charlotte. I would be doing the exact same thing.]
That's the dispatch from the front line. Have a lovely evening, after all, tomorrow is Thursday, which is basically Friday. ;)