Cork Veg Fest was in May, and was a brilliant birthday treat for me, as well as being a welcome respite from all the canvassing that we were doing in the run-up to the referendum. I can't believe I took so few photos! However, I did have a child on my hip or shoulders or … Continue reading Cork Veg Fest!
I like Dee's sausages - they have a nice peppery kick to them. I think meat sausages are meant to be spicy (?) so maybe that was what she was going for. Was this the lady who was on Dragons' Den before? Anyway, they are nice for a change, and it's quite interesting to have … Continue reading Two Proteins, a Sauce, and a Garden
Let's pretend that you can post about April things in August because the month starts with the same letter, okay? Happy Easter then! Although it's long past now, I did want to share with you how we managed over Easter, that festival of chocolatey goodness. Although a committed atheist household, I lack the principles and … Continue reading Hoppy Easter
Another subscription box to share! I know, it's an addiction, like crappy Netflix shows. Anyway. I inquired beforehand and was kindly told by the lady in charge that the Spring 2018 Craftpod was going to be vegan (the Summer was not - fingers crossed for Autumn. Do Seasons Have Capitals? I Don't Know). I received it … Continue reading Catching Spring Things
Knitting on this excellent hat pattern during the evenings leading up to the referendum helped take some of the edge off of the massive frustration with the whole process of debating whether or not women should be allowed to be in charge of their own bodies. I made mine from leftover half-balls of Drops Muskat … Continue reading Repeal the Knit
There are a few things we are getting in the habit of here. One is the Toucan box, which is always greeted with delight at the postbox. Another is zero waste swaps, which Lush is just great for. Everything is about habit, right? I can't say I'm back in the habit of counting points just … Continue reading Bits and Bobs
This is always the best day of the month! I sit at the kitchen table with my 5YO while my 1YO naps, and we go through each little surprise in the box, tasting and talking about every bite. I have to say, the chocolate egg disappeared too fast for me to put any Weight Watchers … Continue reading March Vegan Box! And Tracking Differently
The top of the blog says that my last post was on the sixth of April, and that sounds about right. It was just after this that the campaign for the referendum started gaining pace, and it only increased until last weekend. All normal life went out the window while we took turns to canvass … Continue reading Chocolate and Repeal
I was waiting to post this until I had a 'haul' shot, but it looks like I am never going to get around to taking that photo, so here is a bunch of photos from the weekend in advance of that! You can tell the story from the images, pretty much. I knit loads of … Continue reading Edinburgh Yarn Festival!
We were so excited to go here! I was in Hendersons once before, on a trip to Edinburgh about 15 years ago now. It had a very Cornucopia-style vibe to it - that type of vegetarian café that had been going since the 1980s, and was an absolute establishment in the city. They've opened a … Continue reading Hendersons of Edinburgh: The Vegan Restaurant