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Folks and Fables Cafe

The other day we finally managed to get a whole day off together for the first time in about a month,  and Ryan planned a suprise trip out for the day. So with me driving and him giving me blind directions badly we headed off down the A46 to I didn’t know where… This resulted in a few heated words and me going round a few round-a-bouts twice,  accidently heading down the A1 and turning around again,  as I tried to follow his vague directions on where we were going. We ended up in Bingham. I had never been here before … and more importantly had strangely never heard of the Plant based cafe/ restaurant / awesome community space called Folks and Fables. These guys opened I believe around 6 months ago and have created almost the perfect balance of a cafe using their space to benefit community events and establish a welcoming creative space. They have a big calender painted on the side entrance wall announcing life drawing events,  yoga classes and more. They …

An Hour In Inverness

As anyone that knows Ryan and I will know,  our trips where ever we go will always start and end with a mission to find the best coffee and vegan food we can find … whatever the time frame. Today we had an hour,  enough time to grab some food and coffee before heading off to have a look at Loch Ness. Granted Inverness is not huge so it wasn’t the biggest challenge,  even with 3 dogs in tow. Here’s what we came up with in that hour…. Little Bird Coffee House We have been carrying our thermos and travel coffee kit around with us everytime we have left the cabin since we arrived in the Highlands. .. but today was the first day we have had the pleasure of having coffee made by someone else. We did a little search for local craft coffee places when we arrived and this place came up top. I think alot of cafes forget that it’s not only the ability to prepare and sell great coffee that makes …

Food Adventures in Tuscany

Things have been absolutely crazy since getting back from Italy, and I regret that it has taken me this long to do another post! We fly out to the ship again this Saturday, so I am enjoying my last week in England for about a year, and loving the cold weather and the beginning of Autumn… by far my most favourite season. It was so warm in Italy, the cold shocked me when we got back. Simple things like remembering to wear socks now its cold… it sounds so stupid but after spending almost the last 2 years in summer it really was a  major oversight! Pretty happy to be skipping another English winter this year in exchange for sun shine, ocean, islands and trying to help out some marine life. Tuscany was such an amazing place and can’t wait to go back there one day. Just the simple fact that we never had to worry about where we could get food, so chosing restaurants where all our family could eat… absolutely everywhere was vegan …

vegan scones with homemade blueberry jam

Blueberry picking in Norfolk plus scone and jam making

I have spent alot of time driving along the A47 towards Norwich these last few months to visit friends and family, and everytime I drove past the sign for Pick Your Own Blueberries at Fairgreen Farm, I wanted to stop but never had the time. When we finally stopped it became the most exciting few hours. Just rows and rows of blueberry bushes… the blueberries so huge I had never seen anything like them. I felt like a kid in a sweet shop! The couple who run the blueberry picking were so lovely, spending the time to show us around, explaining how to look after the blueberry bushes, showing us all the different varieties… such as draper, liberty and blue crop, all of which you think is your favourite …until you try the next kind. It was so interesting to learn from the blueberry experts just how pointless it is to buy blueberries from the supermarket if what you are after is the nutritional content! As well as being much more expensive, the blueberries are …

Cookies and Scream and burritos in London

On Tuesday we headed back to London for another day out and finally got the time for head over the Cookies and Scream at Camden. Unfortunately they didn’t get their delivery that day so we had to miss out on what looked like would have been amazing vegan shakes! So instead we made do with espresso, a brownie and a cookie, both gluten free as well as vegan! Both were pretty good, though my teeth actually hurt from the sugar afterwards! And although we couldn’t try their vegan shakes I think it’s a pretty good excuse to head back soon. We then went in search of Basilico in Islington, where we heard you could get pizza with vegan cheese. This resulted in a major fail as neither of us had ever been to Islington, we did not really know where we were going and had no phone battery to find a map and see exactly where we should be going! So we walked around hungry for about 45 minutes until realising we really had to …

vegan breakfast at inspiral lounge in london

A Day of Vegan Treats in London

After a year on board the ship and in Africa, I finally made it home for a long needed break!! On arriving back in the UK around midnight we had the pleasure of sleeping on Heathrow airport floor, until we could catch a train in the morning to spend the day in London eating!   Our first stop, after a day of airplane food (on one flight just gave us an apple and an orange as they had fogotten our ordered vegan meals!), and a night of little or no sleep at all, we headed to Camden to the InSpiral Lounge. We heard that they did an awesome vegan breakfast, and we were not disappointed….   The breakfast came with homemade baked beans, rocket salad, rye or wheat toast, scrambled tofu, mushrooms, grilled tomato, a delicious vegan sausage, and the best part for me… a potato and onion hash which was just amazing. I really don’t know what they did to those potatoes! The InSpiral Lounge is right on the Camden Locks so you have …