Category Archives: Health

Life-changing events: checking in

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Banana and Date NiceCream

It’s been a while since I wrote here and since I uploaded a video.  This is a quick video to tell you about some life-changing events that have been going on and that I’m still here and thriving.  Life has been hectic and always is. Technology letting me down My computer is getting very old and crashes often, especially when I… Read more »

Saucy! It’s a recipe

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saucy bbq recipe

In need of a sauce to go with my baked potatoes, I cooked up a delicious and simple barbecue sauce.  The recipe is from The Vegan Corner and I just left out the salt and substituted maple syrup for the golden syrup.  The video shows how simple it really is to prepare this saucy yumminess. Bbq sauce has always come… Read more »

Five kilos of what? Waitrose haul

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Waitrose fruit and vegetables

It’s great when someone knocks at the door and they have something for you.  It’s a little bit like receiving a gift.  Waitrose came knocking recently after I placed an online order.  The video shows what I purchased. What’s your favourite way to shop?  Are you an online person?  Would you buy fresh produce online? This video is not sponsored… Read more »

VegFest 2016 at Brighton

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Vegfest Brighton 2016 fruity pastries

A group of us from the University of Surrey‘s VegSoc (vegan society) went to Brighton for VegFest 2016. This is just a small snippet of what was there. We did a lot of food sampling and a lot of eating. one highlight was the Vegusto hot dog. The last time I ate a hot dog was at the famous Nathan’s… Read more »

Veganuary 2016: What I Ate In A Day

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Veganuary chocolate

What is Veganuary? Veganuary aims to reduce the suffering of animals by inspiring and supporting people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January Since April 2015 I’ve been vegan so it’s great to see people signing up to try it for a month.  The process is simple, go to veganuary.com and sign up to receive supportive emails, recipe… Read more »

Toothpaste! DIY from two ingredients

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toothpaste diy

Did you ever think about what is in your toothpaste?  It’s easy to make your own and that way you know what’s in it and can avoid any of those things you can’t pronounce nor identify.  This toothpaste is vegan and is free from chemicals.  It will taste unusual when you first use it because it does not have any… Read more »

Barbershop Convention Done. Now, cake!

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barbershop singers love vegan brownies and cake

Our annual barbershop convention and national competition is over and I can get back to writing here and making videos for YouTube.  Every year my a cappella chorus, Guildford Harmony, competes in the LABBS (that’s Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers) competition.  We work hard with extra rehearsals, focussed practice at home on our own, sourcing costumes, having multiple dress rehearsals.  Then… Read more »

Gastric Band is Gone – back home again!

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Gastric Band is gone for pinterest

For my latest adventure, I went to hospital for removal of my gastric band.  What will I get up to next?  Bariatric surgery or any surgery is never pleasant, but my experience in the Chichester Suite at St Richards Hospital was pretty good.  I was there for one day only, arriving at 7:30 AM and going home about 12 hours… Read more »

Vegan Haul: lippy and toothy

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vegan haul

This vegan haul video is to show you some products I’ve bought that I really like. I buy only when I really need to replace something that is used up or is leaving my life for a different reason.  I’ve put as many links as I can find in this article, so watch the video (if you can’t see it,… Read more »

Milk Diet: pre-operative

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Milk Diet

This is a pre-operative milk diet I’m to follow for a week because I’m having bariatric surgery to remove my gastric band.  I’ve had the band for seven years and was happy at first because I lost a lot of weight fairly quickly.  Since then I’ve gained some back because calorie-restricting is not the answer for permanent weight loss.  Now that I’m… Read more »