Pure Pet Food for my cat – a review

I had heard good things about Pure Pet Food's innovative dog food (they were featured on Dragon's Den) so when they got in touch to ask me to review their new range of freeze-dried cat food, I was very excited. First, let me introduce you to my cat: Lyra. We got her over a year …

Alternative vegetarian & vegan Christmas dinners

I don't want to lecture or rant.* You'll do what you want, regardless. But maybe just consider that the seasonal slaughter of turkeys and ducks is not completely necessary? There are some alternative meals you could be enjoying instead. Scouring Pinterest for some veggie Christmas dinners for this post has been mouth-watering stuff, and actually …

Cute Vegan Organic Skincare – Christmas Gift Set

Fair Squared are one of my favourite organic, natural skincare and beauty brands, and their products are all vegan and Fair Trade. They never test their products on animals - so they are right up my street. Fair Squared are one of those companies that have so many certifications that they can barely fit them …

Naipo Shoulder Massager (Review)

I'm one of those people that suffers with back, neck shoulder and joint pain, and it has been ongoing for a few years now. I've tried it all: NSAIDs, painkillers, better desk ergonomics, heat packs, Pilates, and while all of this helps (particularly Pilates), none gives such immediate relief as a proper massage. Being somewhat …

Starlings at Strumpshaw Fen (November 2017)

I had heard that large flocks of starlings have been seen most afternoons at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen in Norfolk and they had been murmarating in fairly large numbers to the delight of enthusiastic crowds - so we had to make the trek and have a look for ourselves. For those unfamiliar with the term 'starling …

Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies

Vegetables in cakes. Cakes made of vegetables. Somehow it works. This blog post is an easy recipe to make sweet potato chocolate brownies. It took about an hour to make, including prep time, and they have gone down pretty well served with Swedish Glace vegan ice cream.     Ingredients: 2 medium sized mashed sweet …

Autumn Walks: Taverham Mill in Norfolk

Hello and welcome to Autumn! Isn't it wonderful? Here's a few photos of what I've been up to so far this season. Recently I visited Taverham Mill in Norfolk. Here is a nature reserve on my doorstep that I didn't even know about (because I thought it was just a fishery, which it is also …