On Tuesday I had a much-awaited catch up in Manchester with my bestest friend in all the world, Caroline (she shall feature heavily in this blog). After much umming and ahhing over where we'd have lunch, we settled on Wahaca at the Corn Exchange. For those of you who don't know, Wahaca are a Mexican … Continue reading Eating Vegan at Wahaca
We all know that fat people shouldn’t have fun, right? That once your jean size hits the double digits or you have to reach to the back of the rack to see if they have your size you’re less deserving of pleasure? Well, actually that’s not the case. You only have to look at a … Continue reading I’ll travel more when I’m thinner.
Why travel? The world which we inhabit is stressful, fast-paced and mundane. We find ourselves slipping seamlessly into a routine with little protection against the repetition of daily life. If, like me, you live in the United Kingdom, you’ll find that you see more grey skies than blue and the call for shorts and tank … Continue reading Philosophy and Travel
I live in Wigan. What words spring to mind? Pie? Industry? Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls? Rugby? It doesn’t have the best press in the world, so there’s a good chance that you are totally unaware of some of my favourite spots across Wigan and Leigh. If you love the outdoors and the opportunity to glimpse … Continue reading Exploring my Backyard
The idea of going on a journey alone is quite daunting. Many of us are used to travelling with friends or family, and so we quite easily get stuck in a rut of only going on holiday when we have someone to go to. But it isn't just holidays we’re missing out on, is it? … Continue reading How to Stop Waiting for Other People (when the big scary anxiety monster says you can’t go alone)
In November 2016, my friend Caroline and I went on an adventure of a lifetime at Disneyland Paris. Fantastic is a word that doesn’t go close to defining the trip, but before we went, we struggled to find sufficient information on dining within the resort as vegans. I’m simply vegan, but Caroline has serious allergies … Continue reading Eating Vegan at Disneyland Paris
So how much does a day in Birmingham cost if you don't want to spent loads? Travel Bus to Telford £2.30 Coach to Birmingham £7 (incl. booking fee) Train to Wigan £9 Total: £18.30 Food and Drink Lunch: Boots Meal Deal £3.29 Starbucks Venti Coconut Hot Chocolate £3.25 Dinner: Hotdog and vanilla almond milk latte … Continue reading Birmingham: The Budget
After ticking off all the key things to do on my list, I was left with approximately six hours to fill however I desired. Had it been a sunny day, I’d have done the obvious: Birmingham has 8000 square feet of public parks. However, the day I chose to visit was cold, wet and blustery … Continue reading Birmingham: The Adventure Part 2