Monthly Archives: July 2015

Watermelon: Attack the beast

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Watermelon, cut up after attacking the beast.

Summer fruits are the best! Just had to chop this big fella up today.  Watermelon means summer to me and brings back memories of my dad and driving round to find the best price when we were buying watermelons off the back of the farmer’s truck. Watermelon is juicy No matter how you cut it, it’s going to leak everywhere…. Read more »

Selfie sticks, iPhones and dog walking

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Selfie sticks in a camera bag

In the last couple of days, I’ve transferred my blog to a new host, upgraded my iPhone and got myself a selfie stick.  It’s been a busy-and-not-much-sleep couple of days.  I decided to look into selfie sticks to take away on my next adventure and had no clue how they worked nor how much they cost. A bit of research on… Read more »

Peanut Butter Cake In A Mug

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Peanut Butter Cake in a mug

Short on time and need a quick cake fix?  I have the answer for you – a cake in a mug, cooked in the microwave.  This cake just takes a couple of minutes to prepare and one more to cook.  And it’s a Peanut Butter Cake with no added oil, no dairy or eggs.  All plant-based ingredients.  What are we… Read more »

Walking to Work: can you do it?

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Walking to work

Many people drive to work, car-pool, catch the train, the bus, quite a few cycle.  I’m one of the walkers though.  One of the silent throng that makes its way to my University each day along the roads and paths of my town, Guildford.  It’s a lovely town and walking is a great way to see it, benefit my health… Read more »

Apple Tips (low tech, maybe useful?)

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Apple Tips, iMac, iPhone, iPad

Cables tangling?  iPhone battery not lasting you a full day?  Can’t stand those earphones they give you on plane journeys?  I’ve got some tips for you.  These are definitely not tips for my tech-savvy friends because they are pretty low-tech, but I didn’t know everything when I first started using these things so I thought I’d pass some little tips… Read more »

Drowning in books. Also, e-books.

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Drowning in Books

Do you ever feel like you are drowning in book?  I LOVE books!  I love reading the stories in books, but more than that, I love the physical reality of books.  They have a weight to them, they have their own scent.  While reading them, they fill my field of vision so that I am immersed in the pages.  While… Read more »

Liebster Award: I’ve been nominated!

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What’s the Liebster Award?  It’s an opportunity for travel bloggers to get to know other travel bloggers.  My blog is not purely about travel, but since it is one of my passions, somehow I qualified.  Big thanks to The Vagabond Beat for nominating me for the Liebster Award through his travel blog.  When I first got the notification that I was nominated, I… Read more »

Vegan Pizza: Vegetable Supreme

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Vegan Pizza

Who doesn’t love vegan pizza?  After a visit to the local co-operative shop this morning, I came home with two bags of fruit, vegetables and the necessaries of life – pizza bases, pasta sauce and vegan sausages.  This is a bit of a haul video and the focus is not great – apologies, I wasn’t paying attention (I am learning…. Read more »

Ice-cream Vegan Style: banana & peanut butter

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Banana Ice Cream Vegan Style

One of the nice things about being vegan and having a new blender, is that I can make up recipes and experiment a lot.  Ice-cream vegan style was pretty well guaranteed to be tasty because I know all the ingredients work well together.  I’m sorry I filmed this video in portrait mode – that’s what I use to take square photos… Read more »

Vegan Options at Large Event? No!

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Vegan Options should be easy

I just got back from a large (almost 500 people) catered event and there were no vegan options.  The event was a celebratory afternoon tea with cake, tea, coffee and water for everyone.  Do you think it’s unreasonable to expect them to cater for those who don’t eat animal products?  We were not asked to specify any dietary requirements beforehand…. Read more »