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“Vegan” Flu Vaccine Anyone?

“Vegan” Flu Vaccine Anyone?

I work part-time with the vulnerable and received my COVID vaccines and booster before my age group’s set dates. Last Friday, I received the booster and was ineligible for the flu vaccine simultaneously. Yesterday, however, I received a text inviting me to have the flu vaccine, because of the strain on the NHS, and booked …

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Can A Brand Be Cruelty-Free if Not Vegan?

Can A Brand Be Cruelty-Free if Not Vegan?

On my way into the Big Smoke last night, six kilometres away from where I live in North West London, I noticed a new make-up brand advertised on the Tube. Now, the visit to Central London was hell on Earth. The streets were littered with waste and inebriated people, people queuing outside of designer shops …

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Get vegan Chefs and plant based cooking on the BBC!

Get vegan Chefs and plant based cooking on the BBC!

Image by Life24into7 The number of vegans and those choosing a plant based diet in Britain has skyrocketed by over 40% in 2020, being the diet that showed the most recruits. Approximately 1.5 million people now follow a plant-based diet and that number is growing exponentially. Yet on BBC television shows we rarely see vegan …

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Boris to Tackle Overpopulation?

Boris to Tackle Overpopulation?

The Prime Minister has finally revealed that his seventh child is due at the end of the year, and he ‘changes a lot of nappies’. And we wonder why the Leader of Great Britain cannot address Overpopulation…? Worldometers records the Population size of the United Kingdom as: 68,358,000  Population Matters states the population size of the …

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Population Matters: Two Weeks Until COP26

Population Matters: Two Weeks Until COP26

Let’s tackle the real issue… Overpopulation. Population Matters! Our vision is of a future in which our population co-exists in harmony with nature and prospers on a healthy planet, to the benefit of all.​ “All our environmental problems become easier to solve with fewer people, and harder – and ultimately impossible – to solve with …

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Charlie On The Hunt: Natasha

Charlie On The Hunt: Natasha

Back in the Big Smoke, after a spectacular sailing adventure, I am still diligently, maybe not as diligently, with everything else going on in my world, still creating my third novel. “CHARLIE ON THE HUNT”. Each chapter is about a unique character. Only at the end does it all tie in…   An extract from Natasha …

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Slaughtering of Pigs for No Reason

Slaughtering of Pigs for No Reason

Change.org sent a petition to stop The story of 120,000 pigs from being slaughtered for no reason. “…These lives will be ended because there is nobody to make them into a roast dinner or a sausage sandwich. It’s horrific and quite frankly evil. This will be the largest cull of healthy animals in UK history and it …

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Attention! Attention!! Stories!!! Wherefore Art Thou?

Attention! Attention!! Stories!!! Wherefore Art Thou?

So excited to announce… I started working on a new website to house my “Opinion” pieces, and decided to stop creating extra work especially as I have worked so hard and for so long here on this platform. I figured out how to create a second blog, by grouping the posts into two categories (Writing …

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Attention! Attention!! Opinions!!! Wherefore Art Thou?

Attention! Attention!! Opinions!!! Wherefore Art Thou?

So excited to announce… I started working on a new website to house my “Opinion” pieces, and decided to stop creating extra work especially as I have worked so hard and for so long here on this platform. I figured out how to create a second blog, by grouping the posts into two categories (Writing …

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Animals Inhumanely Reared For Human Consumption

Animals Inhumanely Reared For Human Consumption

This blog post is a follow on from my previous post Cruelty-Free All The Way. Despite being vegan and mostly abstaining from dairy throughout my life because of my allergies (and guess what? I am not a baby cow! Perhaps there’s a reason why so many are intolerant to pasteurised dairy), I did not realise the …

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Cruelty-Free All The Way

Cruelty-Free All The Way

I am embarking on a grand mission to go Cruelty-Free and 100% Vegan with the beauty products I use, one brand at a time. Resistance is futile when it comes to not supporting those who still test their products on animals, both directly and indirectly, and use animal-derived ingredients and by-products.   “If you really …

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Charlie on the Hunt: Stella

Charlie on the Hunt: Stella

Finally, I was able to leave the UK for an imperative island-hopping adventure, with social distancing as much as possible. Solitude, by a starving solitude seeker, turns into an obligation. Amidst all the seeking, I am still diligently creating my third novel. “CHARLIE ON THE HUNT”. Each chapter is about a unique character. Only at the end …

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Take The Interior Voyage

Take The Interior Voyage

This evening just before my last stint of writing, ending my day polishing another chapter of Goodbye Danny, getting it ready for publication, I realised I hadn’t listened to the Daily Stoic podcast in many weeks. I grab my iPhone, click on Spotify and search for today’s episode, 4 minutes, titled “Take The Interior Voyage” where …

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Tell Your Stories

Tell Your Stories

  “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” – Anne Lamott   Anne Lamott’s quote stopped me in my writing drift… Who said that? Who is Anne Lamott? What else does she have to say for herself? What …

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Before You Judge My Life…

Before You Judge My Life…

I recently celebrated my birthday, as much as one could do while slowly escaping lockdown. Not that I ever found lockdown resembling a prison. It was what it was. Radical Acceptance: it’s become a mantra of mine. Thanks, Jenny! Resistance is futile when entertaining a fleeting digression… Lockdown is now on my mind. Oh, do …

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