Hello and welcome to my new blog!
My name is Sarah and I am frequently, affectionately called Plumes as a derivative of my surname.
I am 30 and live in East London with my husband and my corn snake, Popcorn. I am a vegan, a feminist and an insurance analyst and am going to blog about trying to lead a more ethical life.
Part of this involves my new year’s resolution of only buying second hand clothes. Although I don’t know if I have made a mistake deciding this so early on and I am trying not to do lots of last minute shopping ready for the new year!
I started this weekend when I went to Deal in Kent with my Husband, my cousin and his fiancee.
I bought this M&S per una skirt in the Sue Ryder shop for £4. I love the colours and the detail on the bottom right. I also bought a pair of M&S black trousers brand new with tags from the Children’s Society shop for £8. I can’t believe people discard unworn clothe but i suppose this is the kind of culture I am trying to distance myself from.
I also had some wonderful food.
We bought pizza bases in Sainsburys and added tomato puree with garlic, violife cheese slices and assorted vegetables, I love Sainsburys’ basic garlic bread made with marge so vegan friendly!
We also did a cooked breakfast which filled me right up until dinner time. Its lovely staying in a cottage with cooking facilities as we only ate in a restaurant once over the weekend. Vbites rashers, mushroom and onions, beans, hash browns, and my homemade sausage patties.
The one time we ate out was at Burger Bros near the pier. They had one veggie burger but unfortunately they, as seems to be the fashion, use brioche buns. These are not vegan friendly due to the milk and egg, but the owner did assure me they are seeking to add more veggie options. I went for the Greek Vegetarian sandwich on rye, with avocado, roasted peppers and alfalfa sprouts. I subbed the helloumi for a smoked portobello mushroom and it was served with a side salad. I also loved the rhubarb and vanilla seltzer that I had to drink.
My cousin’s fiancee and I are both Catholic so we visited St Thomas’ of Canterbury for mass at 11am. We felt very welcome and enjoyed celebrating an emotional Remembrance Sunday. We even got a free pear from the presbytery garden and had a cup of tea in the coffee morning.
Please see a few more pics of my time in Deal and a couple of me! I have cut out the others as they are a bit camera shy. I have referenced websites the places I have mentioned in this blog at the bottom.
I hope you enjoy this blog and come back for more!
The cottage we stayed in – http://www.keeperscottages.co.uk/properties/148-middle-street-holiday-cottage-to-rent-deal/
Sue Ryder – http://www.sueryder.org they provide compassionate care to people with end of life and long term needs.
The Children’s Society – http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk
Burger Bros – http://www.theburgerbros.co.uk
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church – http://www.stthomasdeal.co.uk