Sunday, 11 December 2016

Snap Happy Sunday // Brisbane Vegan Markets.



One of the best things about being back in Brisbane is all of the awesome vegan events that keep popping up all over the place. So far I've been to a Sea Shepherd event at Southbank, Eco Fest on the Gold Coast, and then today I went to the Brisbane Vegan Markets in West End. Whilst the markets weren't as exciting as the first two events (Eco Fest was by far my fave! I had such a great day) the food options were beyond amazing. From mac and cheese, to "chicken" drumsticks, to custard tarts, there was something there for everyone. Sometimes I wish I had a second stomach just for these events - I always leave disappointed that I couldn't try everything.

Icecream made with liquid nitrogen

Vegan "chicken" drumsticks and nuggets
As much as I wish I had my Townsville vegan tribe here to enjoy these events with me, I am lucky enough to have found myself some lovely new vego babes to share in all the awesomeness. Brooke (pictured below) couldn't get over the fact that we weren't actually eating real chicken. It's pretty incredible how closely we can imitate real meat these days.




The rest of the markets, food aside, were pretty good as well. I wish they'd had a few more stalls though. I really wanted to buy one of the dainty pendant necklaces pictured below but with Christmas coming up I decided I should probably save my money. Definitely purchasing one of these in future though. First I just need to decide between the banana, avocado and watermelon design. They were all too pretty!




After the markets we spent the rest of the afternoon bumming around Southbank. It was such a nice day for it. Although I do miss the chilled atmosphere of Townsville, there's definitely something to be said for city living. If it wasn't for my dogs I would totally consider moving even closer.

It's funny, actually, how I never appreciated Brisbane for what it had to offer when I lived down this way previously. I was always so daunted by the idea of catching public transport in or trying to find a park that nine times out of ten I'd just give up on going in completely. Lucky for me the new guy I've recently started seeing lives right along the river, just a short walk from all the hustle and bustle, including one of my new favourite vegan restaurants (yay!). Visiting him has definitely helped me to get over my fear of driving around the city. More on this new budding romance of mine another day though. ;)

 
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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Here's to New Beginnings!



After well over a month without access to a computer after my old computer decided it was time retire to computer heaven, the one thing I really missed the most was the freedom to just sit down and type out my feelings on this little old blog of mine. Now that I am back in the blogging business though I'm finding it oddly difficult to pick a topic to talk about. You see, during my hiatus I had plenty of time to go back over my old and incredibly cringe worthy blog posts, and looking back I feel as though I was painting a false reality and not being as honest with my readers (or myself) as I could have been. So going forward I feel as though I owe it to myself to pick up my game when it comes to telling my story. The last thing I want is to look back on this blog another five years from now and be just as bored reading it as I found myself recently.

With that being said, here's to new beginnings - both in life and blogging!  It's good to be back. x

 
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