How quickly have the last few months flown by? I’m sure I mentioned this in my previous favourites blog post, didn’t I! I’m not feeling my usual Christmassy self this December, and I’ve been a little lacklustre with the blogging recently so hopefully I’ll perk up soon.
There are quite a variety of ‘favourites’ from November which I am actually remembering to note down in my bullet journal. This means I have some nice little reminders of what I have been eating/watching/using this past month – enjoy!
VeGuide by The Vegan Society
Some of my lovely colleagues at the Vegan Society created an app in time for World Vegan Month this November and of course, I downloaded it to try out. It’s a really great resource particularly for newbie vegans who need advice and tips on what to eat and how to stay motivated. As it was launched on 1st November (World Vegan Day) there are 30 days to work through, with a quiz to help you learn more about veganism and a new recipe to aim for each time you log on. I also had my say on World Vegan Day with a Vegan Society mention. The links to download are at the end of the post.
The Body Shop Banana Hair Mask
I’m always looking for new ways to keep my hair in better condition, especially as I get highlights added fairly regularly. Dyeing your hair can weaken it particularly if you bleach it and my poor hair gets really dry! I love the smell of banana, even more so since I’ve been vegan and this hair mask fuelled my obsession! Smells so good you could eat it (please don’t, I’ll get in trouble!)
Many of you will have probably heard of Calm, a company that advocates mindfulness and guided meditations; support on these can be found on their website and through their app. I spotted the book in a local university bookshop; my love for bookshops and the smell of a new book has no end. Calm is full of motivational quotes and ways to keep your mind at rest, a must have especially for this hectic time of the year.
TaraWhiteTalks – Youtube
My boyfriend, Ollie is very into his minimalism which is something I have never looked in to or considered because I am terrible when it comes to buying in excess. Since he talks about the topic a lot of the time I’ve done a bit of my own research, turns out there is an abundance of Youtube videos on the subject. Tara’s videos are really calming, the majority being just under 5 minutes long and are extremely resourceful if you want to reduce your impact on the planet. She hasn’t posted in a while but it’s worth watching her packing and homemade cleaning appliances videos.
Gabyreads_ – Instagram
If you’re looking for book recommendations, this is the account to head to. I’m constantly getting through books (mostly audio) on my train journeys to work 5 days a week. I’m always on the eye out for other stories to get lost in, though I’m mostly listening to non-fiction at the moment to keep me motivated and learn on the go.
Wicked Kitchen Italian Style Cold Cuts Sub
It’s great to see so many vegan ‘to-go’ options now in the supermarkets and Tesco are almost always slaying the game. Depending on which store you go into, there is usually a whole range of Wicked Kitchen goodies. The majority of the sandwiches and ready meals I have tried have been delish and the cold cuts sub was no exception. A strangely delicious combination of celeriac, smoked ‘cheese’, pesto mayo, pepperoncini and mixed greens – this sarnie is a winner. Photo from Wicked Kitchen socials.
Until next time,