With a busy life, and I mean the normal 9-5 kind of busy – not the yoga junkie/ businesswoman/ yummy-mummy superhero between meditating while tweeting everything I do busy- so despite not being that kind of busy, I still find myself tired and entirely useless at the end of the day. And during my weekend… Continue reading Should witnessing distressing scenes make us better vegans?
Like many vegans this Christmas, that I will be the butt of many jokes and subject of witty asides, is a given. And probably like some vegans, I will be locked into a never ending cycle of tongue-tied incoherency and frustration. Even when it comes to the most obvious questions like ‘Why are you vegan?’… Continue reading Rehearsed vegan arguments for the big day
So my first – and very long-awaited foray into activism finally happened….I went to the second Official Animal Rights March in London two weeks ago! And although there were literally thousands of us and it wasn’t quite as scary as leafleting in small groups, it was still a challenge to drag myself there, banner and… Continue reading My first foray into activism
There is a teeny tiny part of me that I switch on to see things from a meat-eaters point of view. And sometimes (but not very often) I wish I could keep it on. I suppose you could call it a coping method – tuning into the idea that of course humans are the most… Continue reading Confessions of a Lazy Vegan
I’m more of a ‘savoury person,’ is the woebegone phrase I’ve used to deflect many a ‘but don’t you miss chocolate/cakes/ ice cream?’ etc etc. However something that has occurred to me since beginning my vegan journey (sorry Gary Francione) is that chocolate does not actually contain milk by default. Like duh- that’s where the… Continue reading Six vegan friendly chocolates that aren’t bitter/dark!
Last weekend, Marc and I left our inland home of Birmingham for the maritime city of Liverpool, home of The Beatles, Liver-birds and those girls that wander around on Saturdays with curlers in their hair (they are real!). During our weekend, we went to some museums (well, one), witnessed Tracey Emin’s unsavoury bed, went… Continue reading A Brummie Vegan in Liverpool
If your news/Twitterfeed is relentlessly swamped with vegan tidbits/petitions/news like mine then you might have come across Jeremy Clarkson’s latest foray into veganism. The woebegone presenter, whose redundant ego couldn’t afford a better argument for veganism than ‘if you like cows then eat meat because they will become extinct,’ caused a bit of a stir.… Continue reading Vegan Arguments Worth Arguing
As a vegan, the worse ethical pickle after clandestine beeswax in your lipsil or using your Mum’s Dove shampoo when you’re out of guilt free stuff, is trying your utmost compassionate best to live at peace with a loose rodent! I would LOVE to think I could live in harmony with this little critter who is… Continue reading The House Mouse Chronicles
Being a vegan at christmas can be challenging. Sometimes the embodiment of such over-compensating merriment can be overwhelming as it is. It’s difficult because we don’t want to begrudge others having a good time, but as a vegan its hard not to be aware of the demand of such collective indulgence on the meat and… Continue reading How to Battle the Vegan Guilt at Christmas
On Monday, The Bank of England confirmed that the new £5 notes contain tallow; animal fat which has for centuries been used for cooking, in soaps, candles and on Cate Blanchett’s face (apparently it works very well). The article I read this morning contained the usual quota of Twitter journalists, and one identifying as vegetarian… Continue reading Should vegans really care so much about tallow in the new £5 notes?