My take on the parent company debate (& ethical consumption) in veganism

My take on the parent company debate (& ethical consumption) in veganism

One of the stalwart and rumbling debates of the vegan world is that of parent companies; specifically, the ethical dilemma presented when we buy products that are ‘strictly’ vegan (i.e. do not use or contain any animal products) from companies that otherwise do use animal products. Hopefully this post will provide sufficient food for thought so … Read More

Botanicals organic skincare

Botanicals organic skincare

My blog friends, perhaps something with a little more cheer than usual today? Something that cheered me up substantially this last week was receiving three samples, very kindly sent to me, from Botanicals, an organic skincare range entirely suitable for vegans (YAS!) All products are produced in rural England using Soil Association certified organic ingredients … Read More

Northern Vegan Fair 2017 (and a hell-hound)

Northern Vegan Fair 2017 (and a hell-hound)

My friends, this will be something of a weekend in pictures, as I feel quite weary on the inside right now. My lovely friend Vicki and I went along to the Northern Vegan Fair, which has (very happily) now moved into a much more appropriate venue, meaning one can actually breathe as one navigates the … Read More

PHB Ethical Beauty – moisturiser and BB cream

PHB Ethical Beauty – moisturiser and BB cream

Yanno friends, the last few months have been a bit up-and-down. For a good ol’ fashioned bit of splendid news to come along was exactly what I needed early in the new year when Vegan Life magazine let me know I’d won a competition on their Facebook page. A £50 voucher for PHB Ethical Beauty was … Read More

A Vegan Festival and a Walk In The Park

A Vegan Festival and a Walk In The Park

Hello friends, hello. How does your weekend proceed? I confess I have spent a lot of the time fast asleep in bed after another working week of….well, just being a grown up really. But I’m not too good at that these days. C has been thrust into the world of full time postgraduate study (With Science) … Read More

Beer Festivals and Making New Friends

Beer Festivals and Making New Friends

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks here at S-B Towers; I’ve been madly trying to prepare for the second year of my Anthrozoology MA, and also gearing up to starting a New Job (Again). Both begin on the same day, so as usual the planets aligned and made September the busiest month. At least this year … Read More

Vegan skincare and makeup products for oily/problem skin

Vegan skincare and makeup products for oily/problem skin

This post, or the subject of this post, was meant to be my first proper YouTube vloggums. I recorded it once. I recorded it twice. I recorded it a third time. I made two different finished versions. I grappled with iMovie and the sound of my own voice. I’m afraid to say I wimped out in … Read More

Vegan TK Maxx (Beauty) Booty

Vegan TK Maxx (Beauty) Booty

I saw a l’il post online somewhere recently about vegan goodies available in Target. I’m not entirely sure of Target’s UK equivalent (if there is one), but I got to thinking about TK Maxx since C mentioned recently that they were stocking a lot of Matt & Nat gear, and I dimly recalled them selling all sorts … Read More