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Winter Twenty-Twenty.


January, February. You have been brisk + brief. I've had a good time, but I'm also glad you're over. 

Here are some of the best bits.

Preloved Pieces
I've been thrifting with a passion this year - I actually need to reign it in slightly as money on secondhand clothes is still money I shouldn't really be spending. However! We're going to pop that to one side for the time being because I have actually picked up some amazing bits recently. 

I visited the Birmingham Cow Vintage store + fell in looove with this gold dress! I have nowhere to wear it in particular, but I think it can easily be dressed up + dressed down. So... a worthwhile investment. That's what I'm telling myself anyway.

I couldn't walk away from a silky dress that makes me feel like the Oscar award statue. Y'know?


Wonderful Things
I went along to the Tim Walker: Wonderful Things exhibition at the V&A, which was as wonderful as the name suggests! If you're not familiar, Tim is an amazingly creative photographer that captivates spectacularly surreal scenes - experimenting with focus, perspective + colour. 

I found it fascinating how carefully he devises his shots. This may seem quite obvious really as these things don't happen by accident - but the way he manages is produce a final photo that captures a specific, bizarre moment that seems so accidental + natural... It adds to the perplexity of his pieces, almost forcing your brain to process the scene at a deeper level. 

The exhibition felt like stepping into a corner of his mind + showcases his photos alongside a selection of props used on the shoots - bright blue elephants included. I think the exhibition is only on for another week, so be quick to check it out if you're in the Kensington area.

Here are some ~ironically~ rubbish wonky pics of a part of the exhibition.







Afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason
We visited the F&M tearoom in Piccadilly in January as a special post-Christmas treat. I will have a whole blogpost on the experience so be sure to check it out before booking. Here's a picture of a demolished scone until then.


Vegan Chicken (yes, this is a highlight-worthy moment)
Finally got the chance to try the THIS Isn't Chicken Goujons and I was ~not~ disappointed. These were so darn tasty - I fried them with sriracha + vegan feta cheese with some rice. 




They went down a treat with both the vegan + the non vegan of the household so that's always a good sign! They have a really high protein content too - I think around 19g per 100g serving.


Sweet Like Chocolate
The sweetest sensation of the past few months has been the Oatly Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream. This is one of the best vegan launches I've come across in ages! And I was ready to be disappointed, because I've been burnt in the past.... e.g. recently I was very let down by the Alpro Almond Salted Caramel ice cream (really do not recommend). 

So I was hesitant to purchase a new ice cream instead of sticking to what I know and love (vegan Magnum, Swedish Glace, Booja-Booja.. y'all know how it is). Alas, I'm so glad I splurged on this! It is pretty sweet as it has bits of fudge in it but I don't find it sickly. Sooo creamy + approved by the non-vegans in my house. If you miss Ben + Jerry's Phish Food as a vegan, buy this. Buy it + thank me later. Top stuff. Can Oatly do any wrong??



Vegan Sausage Casserole
We made vegan sosej casserole on the stove at work on one cold + slow afternoon recently. As you do. 

It was a very wholesome activity + I really appreciated how everyone gave vegan sausages a go :-) They went down so well + it was great to see non-vegans enjoy vegan substitutes. This is a random addition to my winter highlights, but hey. It's been a slow month. 


Thanks for reading (if you've made it this far). I'm experimenting with moving my favourites over to my blog as opposed to filming them for my channel. 
Let me know if you like it this way. Just switching it up a bit :-)

Very ready for longer days, lighter evenings + some springtime sunsets.

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