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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 »

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 »

Cabin Tour – Amadeus Silver II

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Cabin Tour Amadeus Silver II

River cruising is a very pleasant way to spend a holiday.  The video below is a tour of my cabin on the Mozart Deck of Amadeus Silver II which sailed from Budapest to Passau along the River Danube. The cabin was luxurious and beautiful, like a hotel room, no sailor’s bunks here with a small porthole!  Electric window opening the full… Read more »

Vegan Cheese – Happy Cheeze

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Most people love cheese and it’s often the hardest thing for a someone to give up when they decide to go with a healthier option, because it contains an addictive substance (casomorphins – click here for more details).  When I saw Happy Cheeze’s campaign on Kickstarter for vegan cheese, it looked exciting and worthwhile so I crowd-funded it. [You know about crowd-funding?  Someone has a great… Read more »

Whole Earth Foods Wonder Fuel Workout

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Whole Earth Wonder Fuel Workout

Peanut Butter? Yeah! Exercise? Um, … let me think about that. Whole Earth Foods invited me to Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden to the launch of their Wonder Fuel Workouts. I’m not a great one for working out, but they lured me along with a promise of a delicious breakfast. Their peanut butter is the best, so Stephanie Davies… Read more »

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 »

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 »