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 »

Hair Dresser? No, thanks.

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Life, huh?  Ever-changing and never boring.  So when I saw my hair last night, I decided on the spot that it was time for a change.  It’s been six months since I last visited a hairdresser, on the Amadeus Silver II (see Cabin Tour – Amadeus Silver II) during the Vegan River Cruise 2015.  She did a great job. Hair just… Read more »

Watch Out 2016!

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wrist watch, bangle, bracelet

It’s the first working day of 2016.  Watch the YouTube video below for a brief greeting.  In the video I also show you an attempt at layering wrist jewellery. A watch might not be enough I love the look of 5.foot.style‘s layering in this picture from Instagram.  She’s taken a watch and added a few interesting bracelets.  I’m always up for… 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 »

Santorini Sunset is Spectacular

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Santorini is one of those magical places I’ve wanted to visit for a very long time.  Finally I made it in November, just in time for my birthday, and found the island quiet. Santorini is Quiet   Tourists come here mostly between May and October and I imagine it’s very hot and crowded then. In November, you’ll find not much traffic… Read more »

Journey from London to Budapest

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Journey London to Budapest

Setting out on a journey to a different country is always thrilling even if tiring, especially when it involves many different modes of transport. Journey starts with a train ride The journey from London to Budapest meant leaving Guildford early in the morning to catch the train to Waterloo, then the tube to Covent Garden.  After a workout and brunch event… 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 »