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.
2 thoughts on “January Round Up”
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!
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!