Things have been rather busy here lately. In between trying to unpack, organise things, find my craft supplies, do some work, cook, clean, and alternately swearing at the internet, my laptop, and the phone signal (it’s shockingly bad), I’ve been feeling a little lack-lustre.. It’s hard to feel inspired when you’re down to your last carrot and up to your elbows in boxes.
However, something arrived in the post which has inspired me a bit more…
I discovered Abel & Cole last year, and I was a fan of them from my first delivery. For those of you in the UK who haven’t heard of them, Abel & Cole are a Fruit, Veg, and lots-of-other-lovely-stuff delivery service, delivering all organic (when they can) produce. They have good relationships with the suppliers of their products, and great relationships with their customers too! I’ve been away from home for most of the months this year so I haven’t been able to get many boxes from them, but recently I entered a vegetarian food photo contest of theirs, and won one of their ABRecipe boxes because of it! This coincided with our car dying on us, which was fantastic as it meant I didn’t have to worry about going shopping that week! So thank you for that! I thought I would share with you all exactly what a ABRecipe box is, so you can maybe try one for yourself!
When I was planning my partners trip away, I did a lot of research into places to stay. My first thought was to find a nice hostel. I’ve stayed in a few during various trips, and most of them have been quite nice (only one that I didn’t like, but I shan’t go into details there!). The only trouble with hostels though, is quite often you have to share your room with strangers. For a research trip to London for a uni project, that’s not too bad. But for a birthday special treat? Not so nice!
So I contacted the Lovely Jo Jo of Vegan in Brighton to ask her if she had any suggestions of veggie-friendly B&B’s or Hotels, and she suggested I look into a place called Paskins!
Tonight, I was going to do a review of the B&B I stayed at in Brighton last weekend, Paskins. But then I remembered that I have a little recipe idea to post alongside it, so Paskins will have to wait until tomorrow!
Instead, I’m going to do a quickie post about a new product I recently found! You’ll probably only be able to get it if, like me, you live in the UK. And if you’re close to a Lidls! But take a look at.. Continue reading →
Well, I’m back from my whirlwind of a weekend away! We both had such a lovely time, and of course it went too fast, but it really was perfect 🙂
My Friday started at about 8am (on less than 6 hours sleep..) decorating and packing items to post! (I have a little art business, which I’ll tell more about another day!) I think I managed to squeeze in a morning and afternoon’s work before 10am! Our train was booked for 2.30, and a taxi to take us to the station at 1.50, so it was all a bit of a mad rush!
I’d persuaded Lee to leave work early that day, and he knew we were going somewhere.. but had no idea where! Hearing his guesses of where he thought we were heading was great fun (Cornwall and the Mumbles (South Wales) were his ideas!) Once he noticed we were on a train heading towards London, his guesses went to Glastonbury.. Camden.. and after a long bought of puzzlement (and the help of google maps) he finally got it right… Brighton! 😀
The train journey was so nice 🙂 I packed a picnic..