The Most Depressing Day

January is a tough time for a lot of folk, especially us up here in the northern hemisphere. Though the winter solstice was over a month ago, the days don’t seem to be getting any lighter. Our vitamin D levels are dwindling and our skin is pasty and dry. It’s cold and miserable outside. All…

Wholly Oneself

For me, one of the biggest paradoxes in life is society’s view of a person that is alone. The person is either viewed with pity and sorrow such as the poor old lady all alone on Christmas day. Conversely it can be seen as a great triumph, such as the stoic man bravely exploring the…

Locavore Flunk

So you might have been wondering what happened to my January locavore challenge?! (Or maybe you haven’t!) Here’s what happened… We stuck rigorously to our UK food challenge for the first 3 weeks of the month. We were having a great time coming up with new recipes, eating lots of pearl barley and we even…

Vegan Take 2

I feel like I begin every blog with an apology.. For my lack of content. I’m back and I’m sorry for my absence. I’m going to start this post by holding my hands up and admitting that I totally fell off the vegan wagon a while back. It began with an innocent mistake, then continued…

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Food Insecurity: An Ongoing Issue

I’ve been contemplating writing this post for quite a while but through fears of other people’s judgement and insecurities about sharing very personal thoughts with the world. However I have decided that today is the day that I just need to get over myself and try to put my jumbled thoughts into some sort of…

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

I’m currently having a crisis that is a first world problem at it’s very finest. I’m sharing my conundrum with you because I’m curious to know if others ever feel this way.. My current life crisis is exactly this: life’s too easy. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life and I enjoy it. However I…

Life Lessons

I feel like a lot of my life has been spent dreaming, planning, procrastinating and hoping that one day I would be brave enough to bring my dreams to life. I guess that can be one of the side effects of growing up in a teeny tiny village in the arse end of nowhere in…