Posted May 1, 2014
That is all. Move along, now...
My vegan adventure
Posted Apr 11, 2013
So I decided to try out veganism again after discovering that I have a lactose intolerance. I've been using LactoFree products for a few months but I was still feeling bloated and bunged up (don't worry I won't go into any more detail ), so I decided that I'd try ditching the dairy completely. I also have an egg intolerance so going vegan doesn't fill me with as much trepidation second time around!
Four days in and I'm pleasantly surprised at how good I feel. I'm not as bloated as I was, I'm starting to lose weight, my sinuses are starting to unblock (I had sinusitis a while back and it never truly went away) and I'm not missing cheese as much as I thought I would. This might actually work out!
I started my vegan reboot on Monday after hitting Twitter and randomly asking people about vegan wine and cheese, where I got a fantastic response and lots of great suggestions for alternatives. I even got a tweet back from the actor Paul Higgins, who recommended Majestic Wine Warehouse as a great source of vegan wine
Feeling a lot better about life without cheese, I finished off the last of the LactoFree, bought some soya milk and perfected the art of making coffee with Alpro instead of cow's milk. Tomorrow I'm going to hit the health food shops and stock up on alternatives such as Sheese (vegan cheese made in Rothesay and highly recommended by many) and other dairy style products, egg alternatives for baking and any other goodies I can find.
As my first attempt at veganism was about 15 years ago, it really is so heartening to see the progress made with vegan food this time round. I'm constantly surprised by how many products I'm already eating are vegan anyway, which is definitely making the transition a lot easier.
Posted Mar 27, 2013
...I will be in you next Wednesday!
I've been invited to the Lovelace Colloquium, which is an event for female computing students. There's also going to be a poster competition and as one of the lucky entrants Google are kindly paying for my travel and accommodation. Wish me luck for the comp, they're giving out money as prizes!
Posted Mar 15, 2013
Huzzah, I'm now in charge! Towel Day '13 is now in danger of being planned, so if you want to come and get drunk with some randoms in Edinburgh in May, sign up
SRG page A599376
Towel Day '13 page (TISWAS) A87788524
Posted Mar 15, 2013
You know that feeling when you cough so much you feel like you're going to be sick? Yeah, I have that and it's driving me nuts. Still, at least the snow's gone, hurray!