Hopefield Animal Sanctuary & Vegan Cafe

Yesterday, I visited Hopefield Animal Sanctuary┬áin Brentwood, Essex, England. The sanctuary has actually been open since 1983, but it wasn't on my list of sanctuaries to visit before, due to the cafe there not being vegan - which seemed incredibly confusing to me. BUT last month, Hopefield addressed this and made their cafe completely free … Continue reading Hopefield Animal Sanctuary & Vegan Cafe

Vegan & gluten-free healthy fruit cake recipe (easy)

Recipe 500g mixed dried fruit 670ml soya milk 150ml rapeseed oil 125g chopped walnuts 1 heaped tbsp apricot jam handful glace cherries 450g gluten-free self raising flour 2 tbsp chia seeds 2tbsp flax seeds 1 tbsp mixed spice   Tip I used 'Mixed Fruit with Cranberries & Apricots' from Tesco for the fruit and it … Continue reading Vegan & gluten-free healthy fruit cake recipe (easy)

Vegan travel in Boston, Massachusetts, USA!

'How d'ya like them apples?' On my birthday at the end of last year, I flew to Boston! It's a place I felt like I was already familiar with through films, music, and of course the instantly-recognisable Boston accent. It turns out, Boston has a pretty good vegan scene going for it too! Here are … Continue reading Vegan travel in Boston, Massachusetts, USA!

Goonies never say die! Film trip to Astoria and Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA

HEYYYYY YOUUUU GUYYYYS! A few days ago I wrote '12 ways to have the BEST time vegan in Portland, Oregon, USA' and I wanted to make a separate blog about my favourite day from this whole trip, which was to Astoria and Cannon Beach! You can do this by public transport, but the buses aren't … Continue reading Goonies never say die! Film trip to Astoria and Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA

4 Days Vegan in Denver, Colorado, USA

In November last year, I took a 3-week trip to the states. My planned route was Boston-Portland-San Francisco-Los Angeles, but with the terrible fires surrounding San Fran and other parts of California, I decided to take a slight detour. I wanted somewhere that wasn't a million miles from LA (you can check out what I … Continue reading 4 Days Vegan in Denver, Colorado, USA

Los Angeles: Where to eat vegan & other cool stuff to do

So writing about Southern California always brings up a lot of feels for me. Back in 2015, it was the first place I travelled to outside of Europe, and during my first trip I visited Santa Monica, Hollywood, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego and then drove to Vegas. I wrote two blogs … Continue reading Los Angeles: Where to eat vegan & other cool stuff to do

Bearing Witness with Essex Pig Save – Why Being Vegan Isn’t Enough

In 2016, I took the step from vegan to vegan activist. It was a new year's resolution of mine to become more involved in animal rights. I would watch videos of undercover investigations┬áin factory farms, and I knew that my money was not paying for any of this cruelty...but this still didn't make me feel … Continue reading Bearing Witness with Essex Pig Save – Why Being Vegan Isn’t Enough

Vegan Life Live – Alexandra Palace, London

So this weekend saw the first event by hugely popular magazine 'Vegan Life'. Like a lot of people, I'm a huge fan of Vegan Life magazine - I've had a few of my articles about sanctuary visits published here, plus have had the opportunity to meet some of the people involved who have attended Essex … Continue reading Vegan Life Live – Alexandra Palace, London

Travel: Best Vegan Food Spots in Glasgow, Scotland

Happy new year everybody! I hope you all had a great Christmas break. I find the new year the perfect time to get focused and set out goals to achieve for the next twelve months. In my previous blog, I picked out some of my highlights from 2016 (view here), but unfortunately the world of … Continue reading Travel: Best Vegan Food Spots in Glasgow, Scotland

2016 – Animal Activism Year in Review

In the world of animal rights, 2016 has definitely seen some positive changes worldwide. More people are vegan than ever before, and also many vegans have turned to activism to use their voices for animals. It has been my first full year of animal activism, and taking action for animals has became a huge part … Continue reading 2016 – Animal Activism Year in Review