Visiting Blue Ginger Gallery, Malvern

The other day Max and I went to Blue-Ginger Gallery, near Malvern, Worcestershire, with his mum to prep some work they were both exhibiting.

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Above: the view from the car park.
Below: inside the gallery.

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There was quite a lot there that I wanted to take home with me, I think knowing that we’re moving soon has just made me so excited to get nice things to fill our new house with. Like these beautiful ceramic boats and submarines by Richard Goodwin-Jones

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And these stunning pieces by Hannah Willow (I especially love the cow in the middle!)

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But back to the task at hand! I was on tape-cutting and measuring duties while Max positioned and framed. I must say, the pieces turned out pretty nice!

His work (above) will be exhibited and available to purchase from next week at the gallery if you’ve fallen a bit in love with it like I often do.

All that tape cutting and measuring made me hungry so Karin, Max’s mum, kindly treated us to some tea and cake before we left. I had pear and ginger, it was amazing.

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I also wanted to quickly point out how cool this tiny dish is that Max’s creme fraiche came in…

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You can see more of Max’s work at:

www.max-low.com
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and Karin’s at:

www.celestineandthehare.com
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And I wanted to add this photo of Max because it makes me laugh…

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Thanks for reading!
Amy

What I Eat in a Day (Vegan)

I thought it might be interesting to document what I eat on an average day, and might help give people thinking about veganism some meal inspiration, so I thought I’d share with you what I eat in an average day, working from home. (I may be totally wrong and this might be a tedious post, in which case – soz).

 

6:52am: Breakfast

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The contents of my breakfast don’t really change much unless we have bread that needs eating in which case I’ll have bread slathered in dairy-free spread (Vitalite Sunflower is the best, FYI). Or we run out of any of the ingredients. But there is always a cup of tea.

Inside this bowl:

  • Not-quite overnight oats – I usually just chuck half a cup of oats and half a cup of milk (usually almond but we just buy what’s on offer) into the bowl just before eating because meal prep is boring (but sensible!).
  • Cocoa powder – about a third of a tablespoon? (we actually have some lovely raw cacao powder from Fodder, our local health food shop at the moment, #treatyoself and all that).
  • Peanut butter (organic when we can afford it) – about half a tablespoon, split into blobs.
  • Seed mix – a good sprinkle (usually the Omega 3 one from Grapetree).
  • Sultanas or mixed fruit – again, a good sprinkle.
  • Half a banana (or a whole one, I’d probably have a whole one if I didn’t have to share with Max).
  • Cacao nibs on top if you’re feelin’ fancy.

 

Bowl: TKMaxx
Mug: Stephy Draws for Bloody Nora Pam

 

10:34am: Brunch

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Not really brunch, just my daily banana and free decaf soya latte from Waitrose Cafe.

 

12:56pm: Lunch

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Trendiest meal of the day – avocado on toast. Doesn’t happen that often with avocados being so expensive and temperamental when it comes to ripeness.

I made toast using a white farmhouse loaf from Waitrose bakery, and then I topped it with Vitalite spread, avocado, nooch (nutritional yeast), sunflower seeds and black pepper. Yummy.

 

2:28pm: They jumped out of the cupboard and asked me to eat them, honest.

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6:53pm: Tea

img_4920.jpgTea was a bit of a ‘let’s just make something from whatever’s in the cupboards’ kind of job. It ended up being pasta in a tomato sauce (ketchup, olive oil, garam masala, black pepper) with broccoli, curried chickpeas and onions, and some chopped up Linda McCartney veggie sausages. Yum yum.

 

There we have it, my day’s eatings. Hope it was interesting!

Amy