Vegan family values – introducing the vegan lifestyle

One of the main concerns I’ve had since taking on the vegan diet full time (4 months ago now – feels like longer!) is how it would work when I’m around my family, all traditional meat eaters in a pretty big way. Well I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks staying with the parents so have had the ideal opportunity to put it to the test. Initial reactions were as expected, “where do you get your protein/calcium from” etc, and thankfully I was well prepared for this one so could rattle off the relevant facts and figures easily enough. […]

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Vegan in Edinburgh – How Tapas can be a vegan haven when meeting with friends!

Returning to Edinburgh as a newbie Vegan, I was certain that I would be able to find a treasure trove of vegan delights when it came to nights out with friends. I had no idea the stress I caused my good friend Ros when I suggested we hit the town and grab a bite to eat, she’d spent hours trawling through the internet trying to find some suitable options, but Vegan fare isn’t always easy to find on the internet. What most people don’t know, is that Vegans can find some great dishes from Indian, Chinese, Thai, Italian and Tapas, […]

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Keeping Kids Entertained During The Holidays and Keeping Costs Down!

I’m due to visit my family back in Edinburgh for a week and I’ll have the absolute joy of spending some time with my niece whilst she is on her summer holidays. She’ll be 12 this year and I’m not quite sure if it becomes easier or more difficult to keep an 11 year old entertained. It used to be trips to the Zoo, walks along the beach, baking cookies, trips to the Disney store or just some dancing in the sitting room. But she’s grown up quite a bit and her interests have changed somewhat, mainly to boys (which […]

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Celebrity Fashion – Bring some Hollywood style to your wardrobe with vibrant colours that scream “Look at me!”

This summer why not take a chance and make some room in your wardrobe for some tantalising colour. Whether it’s Cameron Diaz Orange, Eva Longoria Baby Pink or Rosie Huntington-Whitely Yellow, there is a whole spectrum of shades out there that you can be experimenting with this year.  So be brave, get out there and try on some new colours and see what a difference a few staple pieces can make to your wardrobe. Think cool summer dresses in a beautiful coral colour or a turquoise blue or you can just start off small by teaming your favourite denim cut […]

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