Why we choose a Plant-Based Lifestyle.

A friend of mine wrote yesterday that she wouldn’t be able to go vegan (plant-based) because she loves steak and bacon too much… and it got me thinking, when we were meat eaters we never had a steak on it’s own or bacon without some sauce, the idea of eating a plain old steak would never have crossed my mind. My favourite restaurant dish was the Tournedos Rossini, a steak sat on a lump of brioche smothered in pate and a Madeira sauce. Now, thinking about it, it was more the flavours of the sauce that I liked above all else, so […]

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Being Vegan. Cruelty Free in a Cruel World.

So, we’re 8 months into our vegan lifestyle, and starting to come a lot more to terms with exactly what it involves, the pros and cons and such like. Seems as good a time as any to have a bit of a progress report. First, the positives. Number 1, I feel great. I didn’t think I was particularly overweight to start with but I’m 2 stone lighter than this time last year and down to a weight I hadn’t previously seen since I was 22 and returning from a year of backpacking in Australia. I think I had previously assumed […]

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New Years Resolutions and Must Do Things for 2013.

Now we’re into December (where has this year gone??) it’s probably time to start thinking about what we want to do or achieve in 2013, be it travel, family, work or play, so I’m thinking of a few ideas before the 31st so I get a bit of a head start in planning a few memorable treats for the upcoming year. Family Time. I know I don’t spend enough time with my family and in this last year we’ve taken steps to increase our “family time” which has been a wonderful change to our lifestyle. The addition of Skype has […]

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Robert Burns, A Red Red Rose, a poem to warm the heart!

I wanted to post this poem, purely so I will always remember it. My grandfather loved Rabbie Burns poetry andhis favourite to read to us was “My Heart’s in the Highlands” (equally as great!), but there is something about A Red Red Rose that lifts my spirits and many times brings a tear to the eye! So if you don’t already know it, I hope you enjoy! Don’t panic either, it’s not spelling mistakes, it’s the wonderful language that is Scottish! O my Luve’s like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June; O my Luve’s like the melodie […]

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Brad Pitt and the Chanel No 5 advert! The man keeps getting better with age.

We were having lunch today and the adverts came on during the news break and lo and behold there was Brad Pitt looking fabulous and advertising Chanel No 5. I’ve seen mixed reviews from people about what they think of the advert, but I’m laying it on the line… I LOVED IT. Brad looks great and yes, the script is a little cheesey, but I’ll take it. “Wherever I go, there you are. My luck, my fate, my fortune. Chanel No. 5. Inevitable.” It took me back to the days of Se7en, Interview with a Vampire and Meet Joe Black, […]

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October Inspiration, P!nk, P90X, Jillian Michaels and being the best you can be!

We were watching The Daily Show the other week and P!nk was a guest star singing one of her new tracks. I used to love P!nk’s music when I was younger and then she kind of went off the radar for a while, but I had forgotten, not only about her incredible voice but also how physically fit she is, the woman is the same age as I am and it puts me to utter shame when I see the condition she keeps herself in. If you watch her latest music video “Try” you’ll see exactly what I mean, she […]

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