EIGHT years ago when I decided to become vegan, I was the only vegan I knew.
In fact I hadn’t even met a vegan! My aunty was vegetarian for six years, but that was back in her ‘uni days’ and so it was described as some sort of hippy phase.
I remember making the decision and friends actually betting on when I would crack! (My friend Rachel bet me twenty quid I would break by a week – a lot to a 17 year old!)
Well here I am, unbroken, unwavering, and gladly friends with a more vegans than ever before.
It got me thinking though, when I first began there was no ‘Fry’s Chicken Nuggets’ available at my local Tesco’s – you had to make do, find your own recipes and pray to god you could make Tofu taste like anything other than just tofu!
A lot of discussions on WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook and everywhere else about vegans – seems to be talking to VEGANS. Preaching to the converted if you wish.
So I thought for anyone you know out there who is thinking about being vegan, or anyone who wants to become one, here are some handy links.
After all, this is what we’re all here to do right?
The other day I was talking to my South African housemates and they were urging me to go on Safari in the country.
“You’d love it” they said, “The animals are so close, and they live in the wild.”
I have to admit I was intrigued, however after a quick bit of research (including a great Louis Theroux Documentary – here) I found that most of these ‘wild life parks’ or ‘game reserves’ actually made their money from hunting.
Of course there are a few exceptions to this rule, but I found communication slow and even the ‘eco-friendly’ websites didn’t have sufficient information on the animal welfare and upkeep of the ‘sanctuary’.
On my travels I did however find a few websites that can help fellow vegans looking for a guilt-free escape and so I thought I’d share them – I haven’t been on any of these holidays (yet!) but if like me you are just looking for some inspiration and somewhere to add to your wanderlust list, check these pages out.
This year I’ve committed to go big or go home with my blog, so I’ve launched a FB site to help me align it all.
I’ll be doing giveaways, reviews and more in 2016 so please pop over and give me a like.
Plus I promise more #VFF blog posts on a regular basis. 🙂