Challenge Yourself to Ditch Single Use Plastic for One Day!

Could you go 24 hours without purchasing or using any single use plastic – including coffee cups, water bottles, food packaging, straws or bags? Single use plastic is a huge threat to our environment and oceans, and you can help reduce this impact. It’s easy to think that one person can’t make a difference, but…

International Women’s Day – Why Balance is Better

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while focusing world attention on areas which still need improvement, and calling for action to accelerate gender parity. On this day, we look back at the Suffragette movement, where women before us fought for the right to work. To the…

World Thinking Day

It’s been a long time since I was a Girl Guide and as it’s World Thinking Day, I wanted to pay my respects for the work that Girl Guides and Girl Scouts carry out to make a difference in their local communities and for raising awareness on a global scale. In 1926, Girl Guide and…

My Experiences with CBD Oil for Anxiety

Cannabidiol – or CBD – oil has been popping up all over the place lately, and whilst many people are actively using it to help manage pain and anxiety, there are lots of misunderstandings and confusions about the oil, what it actually contains and what it does. As a recent, but now regular, convert to…

Veganuary Special… Busting Vegan Myths

It’s almost the end of Veganuary, and I hope it’s been going well for all of you taking part, and that all of you are staying vegan. Perhaps you’ve spent the month being asked questions from concerned friends and family members, who think that you might not be getting enough protein, or nutrients… or flavour…

Santa’s Brandy Cake Brownies Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

It’s the time of year for baking tasty treats – and scoffing them all in front of the fire! So, how about trying out my super simple recipe for tea infused, chocolate rich brownies. They are totally vegan and gluten free, and wonderfully indulgent. You’ll be in for a real treat, and it doesn’t make…

Viva Las Vegans – Comedy Night Review

What happens when you combine four vegan comedians, a room full of vegans, one vegetarian, a sprinkle of omnivores, and a dog? Well, it’s an interesting night out in Leicester, that’s for sure! Viva Las Vegans is the world’s only comedy club with a vegan focus. They exclusively use vegan comedians and make it a…

Bamboo Straws – Reusable, Biodegradable, Sustainable

Did you know that some local councils are unable to recycle paper straws, because they are contaminated? Of course, the option is to home compost your paper straws instead. But have you considered reusable straws? I’ll be giving you the chance to win a gorgeous set of straws at the end of this post, so…

World Vegan Month – Celebrating The Rise of Veganism

Has 2018 been the year of mainstream veganism? A survey published by the Vegan Society & Vegan Life Magazine in 2016, revealed that 540,000 people identified as vegan in Great Britain. A new survey published by Compare the Market in 2018 has identified more than 3.5 million people now identifying as vegan in Britain. That’s…

Pumpkins Go Bananas Halloween Freak Shake Recipe

I’ve got another delicious tea infused recipe for you, and this one’s a little spooky. A delicious vegan freak shake, complete with tasty pumpkin – a little reminder to use that pumpkin flesh instead of throwing it away. Unlike our American friends across the pond, only a third of people who buy pumpkins in the…