January Round Up

When I started blogging again I said I was no longer going to post weekly round ups so I’ve decided to go to monthly ones and include other things besides food.

How has the month been?

I think I’ve had a pretty good January. I like the calm after the chaos of Christmas, and December was particularly poignant as it was the first anniversary of my Father’s death and his birthday.

I like the opportunity to plan and think about my goals for the year. Actually writing a post about these has helped me keep focus rather than having vague ideas about what I want to do, and I think I’ve made a great start (even if I do say so myself!)

What new foods have I eaten?

I wrote the post New Year, New Food! to share the new food I had at the beginning of the month. Since then I have tried out some of the new M&S vegan nch options which I posted about here.

I received my first veg box from Riverford and made these beetroot burger using Jack Monroe’s recipe.


I went down to Eastbourne to visit some family and my cousin and I had a lovely meal at Oh My Goodness!

In the same weekend I visited South downs Nurseries and had a lovely meal and got my hands on some of the new Quinoa Puffs from Eat Real.

I ordered some macarrons from Floral Frosting Bakery and they were fab!


I grabbed a cranberry and banana muffin from Canvas Cafe on  way into work the other day. It definitely filled a hole!


I made this cauliflower pasta dish from Vegan Olive.


I had a lovely meal at Banana Tree on Sunday.

I had a lovely juice and avocado on toast from The Good Yard for breakfast in the week.


Yesterday I got these gorgeous smoked tofu bao buns from Pod.


And finally last night I nabbed this matcha latte chocolate bar from Planet Organic which I am rationing to two squares a day!


What have I enjoyed the most?

Well something I have been planning on doing for a while is running 5k at Parkrun with Brother. I managed it last Saturday in 40 mins 20 secs coming 238th out of 246 runners. (Don’t you just love his spikey hair?!)


I also attended my first protest of the year which you can read about here.


Plans for February

I am attending a yoga and vegan food night in Whitechapel with my Sister-in-law.

I am going down to Bournemouth to visit my friend (and a new veggie cafe has just opened there up as well!)

and most importantly it’s my Birthday!

How was January for you? Let me know in the comments.

Plumes x

January Round Up

2 thoughts on “January Round Up

  1. Sounds like overall a good January, despite the difficult first anniversaries. Well done on your park run – keep it up! My January highlight has definitely been trying the new Club Mexicana menu at Pamela in Dalston plus also finally giving more time and energy to non-work projects. Here’s to positive actions in the things in life we can control!


    1. Pamela sounds amazing I must try and get down there! I definitely live by the “Can I change this? If not then stop worrying about it mantra”! And the serenity prayer – God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference. I also want to meet more online friends in real life this year I need to get in on the VGG!


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