Whiskers on kittens

You know what, there would have been a time when I’d have been ashamed to be seen quoting The Sound of Music twice (actually, three times) on my blog, but as I want to talk about some of my favourite things at the moment, I really couldn’t ignore the fact that every time I drafted this post in my head (yeah, I do that – maybe that’s why I never notice things on the street around me?) I ended up with “that song” stuck in my head. Misery loves company, as Ben would say. Continue reading


Saturday Snackurday

If it feels like every post you read on here is about some treat or another that I am currently feasting on, you’d be right – I have been incredibly spoilt these past few weeks!

So it’s only fair that I start taking some photos to share with all of you. Continue reading

It’s the little vegan things that count (especially when they come in a big box)

Right this is going to have to be a quick one because despite tonight being an “early” training night it is still 10 past 10 and after deciding I had no reason to avoid doing cross-trainer sprints yet again, my body could do with its recovery sleep!

However, this post is long overdue as my birthday was now well over two weeks ago and I still haven’t posted the box of treats Ben got me! Continue reading

A tale of veganism, healthy eating, and conviction

That’s two days in a row now I have enjoyed a healthy, simple, and delicious lunch at work and forgotten to take pictures of it. It has been commented on several times for looking and smelling appealing (by people who have spent £5 on food from the local stalls and would probably never dream of looking up a recipe).

To give you an idea of the recipe, for 5 days’ worth of lunches I used 3 medium sweet potatoes, 2 peppers (one red, one yellow), 5 little blocks of frozen spinach, a lot of dry soy mince (though I normally prefer to make this with tofu, and even soy chunks are normally preferable, which in the UK you can normally find super cheap in Asian foodstores), 1 can of coconut milk, a large chunk of fresh ginger, 5 cloves of garlic, a generous splash of soy sauce, an alarming amount of madras curry powder, and a little bit of coriander powder (though fresh would have been better). Continue reading

Updates and downdates

I thought there was no such thing as a downdate, but on double-checking I found out there is, and it sounds pretty traumatic – if you’re a computer, at least – so rest assured there is nothing traumatic about this post.

Unless you happen to hate my new header photo, that is. I thought I’d go for something a little more autumnal-looking Continue reading