we moved into our old house in 2007, we moved from a rented and furnished flat. The only furniture we owned was a bed that I had kept at my parent’s house. We were fortunate at the time that we could afford to carry on renting the flat for a couple of months while we started doing renovations to the house and moved the little bit of stuff we had in gradually, needing only our car to transport it.
If you enjoyed Veganuary, why stop the fun now? You’ve probably got the hang of everyday eating, so here are some more lifestyle things to think about in Spring… Being vegan- a holistic lifestyle When your old animal products break or run out, you can replace them with vegan versions. Vegan Family Guide explains how […]
If you’re looking for a new place to have a family day out with your kids, then Sundown is the place to visit! Based near Retford in North Nottinghamshire, Sundown Adventureland is a theme park especially designed with children under ten years old in mind. With so many things to explore and amazing rides, you can guarantee a wonderful day.
What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon with family than going to the circus! We were lucky enough to be invited to Europe’s largest touring show – Gandeys Circus on the Forest Recreation Ground. This was our first indoor show since Covid and so I was a little bit nervous before and during the show. It was strange to be sitting so close to people you don’t know in an indoor setting but the amazing show took my mind off it and I really enjoyed it.
A few years ago, an Australian couple made the news as they appeared in court where they pleaded guilty to failing to provide for a child and causing serious injury. The child was malnourished. In the press, much was made of the family’s vegan diet, but the court acknowledged that the mother’s depression had played a significant role in the poor care given to the child. The plant-based food being given to the child wasn’t a problem because it was vegan, the problem was that the food being fed to the child wasn’t providing sufficiently balanced nutrition. This could easily have happened with a meat-based diet, because one of the major issues in the case was lack of knowledge.
The arts were hit hard by the pandemic. It’s been so long since we went to a theatre, cinema or music concert. Even during covid times, theatre companies have still been working on productions and last week we were lucky to be invited to see a preview of one of them. The Gramophones Theatre Company […]
With two hungry growing boys in the house, we are always looking for new foods to offer them. They always have their head in the pantry searching for a snack and will more often than not pull out a chocolate biscuit or a packet of crisps. Love Corn offered to send us some of their snack bags to try and I jumped at the chance to give the twins (and their Dad!) something healthier to graze on.
It’s shocking to hear how much the COVID-19 lockdown has affected the mental health of all generations. One of the most vulnerable age groups are young children, especially between the formative years of 3 and 13.
If you’re looking for vegan comfort food, you’ve found the right recipe! This tomato and sausage pasta dish really satisfies my cravings for spaghetti with meatballs or Sardinian pasta shells with sausage rags. Perfect for meat-free Monday or a totally vegan meal plan.
I wanted to share this wonderful competition that was shared with me from a local company in the East Midlands. As an NHS worker, working in these strange times, it has been a very emotional few weeks. From changing the way we care for our patients, to watching our colleagues on the news who are doing an amazing job despite their genuine fears around the lack of PPE, to the devastating news about those that have lost their lives. The response from the public has been amazing and their thanks means the world.