For the last few years, my friends at uni have done a “vegan week”, which is exactly as it sounds. For one week at the start of the year, we go exclusively vegan. It started out as a challenge to one particular member of our friend group, and slowly everybody joined in. This year, I decided to join in as well and I’ve had a lot of fun doing so! I know it’s hardly on a Veganuary scale, which I wish I had taken part in now, but it’s definitely opened my eyes a lot more to eating vegan.
For one, it’s a lot easier than I thought it would be. For things like cheese and meat, there are such a selection of alternatives out there to choose from. Who’d have thought that you’d be able to find vegan squirty whipped cream? But you can! I don’t eat meat every day, anyway, but I’ve realised I do have a lot more dairy than I realised. Overall, it was a lot of fun having an excuse to experiment more with my cooking! And I’ve decided to make an effort to incorporate more vegan meals into my diet, and cut down on my dairy intake.
Happy National Popcorn Day, everyone! I’m so excited to be collaborating with Popcorn Shed, again, in honour of this holiday. If you missed it, I reviewed some of their delicious popcorn flavours at the end of last year. This time, I’m bringing you my feel good films of all time! We all have those films that we’ll happily watch over and over again, just because we love them so much. And what else is a better accompaniment than popcorn?
My favourite flavour from Popcorn Shed has to be Berry-licious! I mentioned this in my last post, too. The raspberries add a lovely sour element to the sweetness of the chocolate, and the end product tastes amazing! If I had to choose only one flavour to have on my movie nights, it would definitely be this one. However, there’s such a selection at Popcorn Shed! You can even buy a little selection box of different flavours, so you can try every single one during your movie marathon.
They have a mix of savoury and sweet (and even a savoury and sweet) flavours for you to choose from, so there is something for everybody!
And now, onto my movie selections! I don’t know if I have a favourite genre – I’m more of a TV show person than a film person. So these happen to be a mix, but I love all of them equally and so much!
If we want to make a change about ourselves, or our lifestyle, we can do it at any time of the year. However, there’s something really clean about starting afresh at the start of a new year. Towards the end of 2018, I was beginning to feel lost. All that hasn’t gone away with the midnight bells, of course, but I’m determined to clear my head of all the bad thoughts. I want to join everybody else around the world in starting a new chapter.
This new chapter of mine includes some personal goals – healthy eating, exercise, scheduling my day and using my time more effectively. It also includes another over-branching goal: my blog. In the next few months, I’ll be approaching my 1 year mark for this blog. I’ve tried to make blogging work for me before, knowing that it would be something I’d enjoy, but it has never worked out at that specific time in my life. Part of me is glad that it didn’t, and that blogging came to me at a time where I’ve felt more mature and ready for it.