Sunday, October 29, 2006

World Vegan Day 2006

It was different this year. Much more food but less pretty things to look at.

Food wise Mr T and I regretted eating from the first option we saw because there was so many other stalls selling great looking food. We started off with 2 burgers, a tempeh one for me and a mexicana one for Mr T. We did however managed to fit in a little more: a mini praline cheesecake, amazing nachos, lots and lots of free chocolate samples, other free samples of different pates and vegan cheeses, a chocolate cupcake, and truffles.

Probably the biggest highlight apart from the food was discovering the laptop lunch boxes. Yay we can get them here without having to pay large large delivery costs. They even had a copy of the yet to be released Vegan lunchbox book.

I also liked the soy candles:

As for the food, we munched down all of it too quickly to take pictures, except for this gorgeous looking cupcake (below) which as you can probably tell from the pic made it away from the event and as far as the train station. However it didn't make it much further from there.

I also had some interesting conversations with one of the sea shepherd staff memmbers at the sea shephard stall. The sea shephard ship is at docklands until december and you go up on the ship and check it out. Have added it to to my list of things to do.

It was a good day though and worth the trip out all the way to Malvern East.

Friday, October 27, 2006

This Sunday is World Vegan Day

This year it will be at Phoenix Park Community Reserve in East Malvern (Melways ref 69 D2). A free bus shuttle service will be provided from East Malvern station to the venue.

There will be plently of vegan food and other stalls.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

I Heart Brunswick

Thats where out new apartment is.

It was probably our second or even third choice of location, but in many ways I think it has turned out better than the first and second options.

We have two tram lines to choose from and a train station all within a 5 minute walk. My fav though is the 55 tram which has its own little line that seems to go quicker than other trams (15 min to city) plus it goes past the zoo and you can actually see elephants on the tram as you go past.

I'm also enjoying walking to the supermarket and walking out to dinner. 2 veg restaurants near by. Yay!

I also discovered a laundromat around the corner which has a vending machine that sells little pieces of art (pictures, poems and cds) instead of food. Pictures to come later (when we have the internet connected).

We still however have furniture and space problems, but right I don't mind. It's got location, bright coloured walls and more importantly its ours (well not to keep but you know what I mean).

Will post again once I have the internet connected.