A few weeks ago, my husband told me that he’d nearly freaked himself out by over-thinking the origin of eggs. A few days later, I did exactly the same and haven’t had one since. In fact, I don’t think I’ll be having any ever again. It isn’t something I’d ever have imagined, but I’m happy to be eating a completely plant-based diet.

I finally found the courage to visit a hairdresser for a proper cut and was relived to hear mine was not the worst lock-down do she’d seen. She kindly reshaped my hair and cut the last of the dyed parts so I now have completely natural hair. Hurrah! It’ll take some time to get it to the length I want, but I no longer have any of that horrible faded orange on my head which makes me very happy.

Lots of kitchen experiments during lockdown and beyond. My seitan was not a success, but I have discovered a way to make my own vegan cheese. The secret is tapioca starch which is a bit of a pain to work with, but very effective when it comes to getting the texture just right. The next experiment is with ripening and ageing to get a more authentic cheese flavour. Fingers crossed. Store-bought vegan cheese is expensive.

We are nearly finished stockpiling for Brexit. I felt a little odd doing it the first time around, but so much of what we’d put aside came in handy during the early weeks of the covid outbreak. Covid also gave us a good indication of what will run out first if there is little or no agreement between the EU and UK at the end of December, so I’m making sure we have those items. I’m also planning early for Christmas this year. It’ll be pared back, but nice. I refuse to let Brexit get in the way of my happiness ever again.

Posted by:elizabeth

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