On Saturday, Phil went to Witney to have a mooch about Rapture record store. While he was there, he popped into Beanbag Natural Health shop and bought me loads of vegan goodies. One of the best things was this amazing vegan chocolate bar, which as a new vegan, is simply out of this world.
(Apologies for the crap pic – it was late and the rugby was on!) Chocolate and hazelnut bars have always been a favourite of mine and the Vego bar means it will remain so. Some vegan chocolates are okay, but lack the creaminess you get with regular chocolate. This has not such problem. It’s the closest taste to regular chocolate I’ve had so far. Plus, it’s fair-trade, so ticks my ethical boxes too. (Oreos, you really need to sort your ethical shit out, m’kay?) I had the mini bar, but don’t be fooled by the name. The mini bar is almost a bit much in one sitting, as it’s quite a chunky bar, but I struggled on through, with a delicious glass of Terreo Malbec vegan wine from Ocado to wash it down with. Delicious!
I often thought that autumn was my favourite season. After a long hot summer, autumn would break winter in gently, all the while reminding us why we love layers and tights without giving us frostbite. And the last few autumnal days have been a real treat. Bright, chilly mornings; warm sunny days, evenings spent wrapped up on the sofa under my blanket.
I’ve since realised that I’m happy with any season, as long as the weather is how it’s supposed to be. For example, I’m happy with winter, as long as it’s cold and you can wrap up warm in bobble hats and scarves, sit by the fire drinking mulled wine. I’m equally happy in summer, as long as the sun shines and it’s lovely and warm. All autumn has to do is help us transition from one (lackluster) season to another, as gently as possible. I for one can’t wait to heat up the mull and light the fire!
Earlier this year, I bought some Green People sun cream. I hadn’t realised how vast their range was and after using some of their Vita Min Fix that I received in as a sample, I decided to take a closer look at their range. These three products have become a staple part of my daily regime.
The Vita Min Fix 24-hour cream is a gorgeous great that has a lovely smell and leaves your skin feeling really soft, without any stickiness. I’ve tried numerous natural deodorants that were, quite frankly, useless as deodorants, but since becoming vegan, I’ve needed to switch a handful of products out for vegan ones and needed to find a new deodorant. I had a look on Big Green Smile, which allows you to search their products by criteria, searched for Vegan Society registered products and came across the Green People Natural Deodorant. It has really good reviews so I gave it a try. It’s excellent. I’ve got the one with added rosemary and it has a delicate smell and is effective as a deodorant. Very important after a full day of teaching in a hot and sweaty classroom! I’ve drastically reduced the amount of products I use on my hair, through no other reason than sheer laziness! Again, I needed to find a vegan product for my hair that could just help it to retain it’s style after I’ve straightened it without the product being too heavy. I saw someone on Twitter reviewing the avocado and quinoa styling gel and thought I’d give it a go. Like the other Green People products, it has a lovely smell, no horrible chemical tangs here, and it holds really gently. It even protected my hair during a bit of drizzle on school photographs day, which was excellent! No frizz photo bombing my pic!
I am a huge Green People convert. Their products are gentle on me and the environment, which is brilliant!
There’s nothing like the feeling of clean sheets, am I right? Especially after a busy few days of gardening, cleaning and generally tedious household chores. You know what’s even better than clean sheets? Brand new clean sheets! I had decided to wait until we redecorated our bedroom before buying new sheets, though goodness knows we needed them sooner, especially as we’ve now decided to hold off redecorating our bedroom as we’ve run out of both time and money this year. However, when we got engaged, we received some money and John Lewis vouchers so we decided to splash out and get some new sheets. What else would I choose, but Seasalt sheets!
As you can see, Poppy is pretty pleased with them! Before we adopted Poppy, we had decided not to allow her on the bed. Well, you can see how well that turned out! Seasalt do a lovely range of bed linen and I could happily have them all, but this was my favorite and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It fits well, which might sound daft, but not all of them do, and it’s super cosy. I can’t wait to have a tiny little lie in Saturday morning, even if it means sharing my pillow with Poppy!