Well I am just back from Edinburgh Yarn Festival! I was just in the festival itself for one day; the rest of the time I was touristing it up at museums and (ok mainly) eating my way around the streets. We stayed in the Morningside area, so this café was no too far away (see … Continue reading Vegan Lunch in Edinburgh
Bugs this time round! These boxes are so great. Kept 4YO busy for around two hours, or the length it took 1YO to nap in the afternoon. It's all guided and assisted, but loads of fun. Also, I am learning too. I actually didn't know the specific differences between an insect and an arachnid before, … Continue reading Toucan Bugs!
Finally, finally, Costa have some vegan snacks in. So many times I've gone there for something with family or friends, and settled for a small soya-milk cappacino (4sp) (okay, it was always delicious, so I'm not sure 'settled' is the right term there). But now I can have cookies too! Better latte than never. These … Continue reading Vegan in Costa – Finally!
Love this pattern! So much! This is not my first Stripe Study Shawl. I made one a good few years ago now, when I was following a plant-based diet rather than lifestyle. I knit it in Hedgehog Fibres Sock, and I loved it so much. It was a great knit, a great wear, and I … Continue reading Freshly Cast On!
Mother's Day is bittersweet for a lot of people, and I am no exception. A large part of the run-up to it is spent battling the wave of grief that it brings, and it seems to grow no easier with each passing year (this is the second Mother's Day without my mother). It's difficult to … Continue reading Mother’s Day Cake
If you are anywhere near Scarriff in East Clare, do not miss this incredible vegetarian café! It's called The Garden Café and here is their website. You'll get an idea from their online menu of what they serve, but I can highly recommend the mini blueberry cheesecake that you see in the photo above. It's … Continue reading Vegan Café in East Clare
I don't know what is up this year, but I am getting Seriously Organised for Easter. It might be because Christmas was such a washout, with everyone getting ill and everything being cancelled. Our Christmas dinner was from the freezer! I know! So I'm going all out for chocolate this Easter. I ordered Moo eggs … Continue reading Easter Is Coming!