Whilst I was on holiday, the lovely Millie from The Little Country Girl nominated me to take part in the Liebster Award and this week the gorgeous girls of The Friendly Fig nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award – how sweet are they all?! I have been following Millie’s blog for a while and love how her kind personality shines through her posts so it was so lovely to hear that she enjoys reading JGV too. I have only recently discovered The Friendly Fig but it is quickly becoming one of my favourite vegan blogs as they have so many great posts ranging from recipes, to style, to useful tips.
As both of the awards are a fun way of sharing your favourite bloggers with your readers and getting to know a little bit more about them, I thought I’d mix things up a little and combine them into one post. Is that allowed? I hope so!
7 FACTS ABOUT ME
- I have 4 beautiful dogs who are my world, they even have their own blog here
- I am majorly into binge watching TV shows, my current fave is Pretty Little Liars – who the hell is A?!
- My mum is my best friend
- I love to sing and play the guitar
- I speak french & would love to live in France some day
- When I was 11, I was genuinely disappointed that I didn’t receive my Hogwarts letter and had to go to muggle school
- My dream is to open an animal sanctuary
RESPONSES TO MY QUESTIONS FROM MILLIE
Q: When did food start becoming more than just food, and start becoming something you were excited about so much you wanted to rant and rave about it?
A: Since going from vegetarian to vegan a few months ago, I’ve become increasingly aware how daunting it can be to be a vegan in a non-vegan world. This inspired me to start my blog in order to show how easy and enjoyable it is to live a cruelty-free lifestyle.
Q: If in an alternative universe you were a child raised by animals, which type of animal would you want to grow up with and learn from?
A: Dogs, hands (or paws) down. They are the kindest, most loving animals and are the only species I have come across who give you unconditional love, wanting nothing in return. If I could be half as good a person as my dogs, I’d be a happy girl! I wrote a post a while back on 10 things I admire about my dogs on their blog (yes, they have their own blog!) If you’d like, you can check that out here.
What is your favourite quote?
This Ghandi quote is my all time favourite as it perfectly sums up why I’m vegan.
Q: Favoutite kind of potato…sweet or white? Baked, mashed, fried, boiled, roasted, chips, fries, curly, crinkled, waffles, hash browns…?
A: Oooh, now this is a tough question as I love potatoes… can I pick three? I’m going for it: mashed, curly fries & waffles. Now I’m feeling hungry!
Q: Have you ever gone out to a restaurant and only eaten dessert?!
A: I don’t think I have but after eating these zeppolis (dough balls covered in sugar, cinnamon & chocolate sauce) in Vegas, going out for just dessert is definitely something I’d be up for trying!!
Q: Did you have any pets when you were growing up? If so then what were their names?
A: I’ve been lucky enough to always have had animals to share my life with so CAUTION – long list alert!
When I was younger: Ollie – springer spaniel; Ruby – hamster; Sparkle & Glitter – guinea pigs; Harvey & Honey – rabbits; Lou-Lou – british bulldog
Currently: Poppy, Panda, Teddy & Kitty – cockapoos; Paris & Rome – tortoises
Did someone say crazy pet lady?!
Q: Do you have any food or meals/snacks that you personally associate with certain occasions? (Simple example – mince pies at Christmas).
A: Whenever I eat my mum’s veggie chilli recipe, it always feels like home. I absolutely love that chilli!
Q: What is your favourite time of day? Are you an early birdie or a late night owl?
A; I’m definitely a late night person, I often stay up until the early hours binge watching TV shows/ playing music/ working on the blog. Maybe that’s why getting out of bed is a battle for me every morning!
Q: If you could go back in time and re-live one moment, but only to re-live it, not change it, what moment would that be?
A: Ooh that’s a tough one, there are so many great moments I’d love to re-live. I think I’ll go with one of the many days I spent with my granddad when I was little, playing in the garden with his pet chickens.
Q: What snack food or meal do you wish grew on trees?
A: Vegan chocolate. YUM.
Q: What’s your favourite song to dance to?
A: There are so many but my all time favourite artist is Taylor Swift so anything by her.
BLOGS I LOVE
To conclude the post, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite veggie/ vegan blogs that are definitely worth checking out!