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Hello friends, hello. How does your weekend proceed? I confess I have spent a lot of the time fast asleep in bed after another working week of….well, just being a grown up really. But I’m not too good at that these days. C has been thrust into the world of full time postgraduate study (With Science) in a most unforgiving manner. Still, we had bravely committed to attend the Vegan Organic Network‘s ‘abundance’ festival at Hulme Community Garden Centre yesterday, and so off we went.
I admit to rolling my eyes at the strong hippy element of the Vegan Organic Network’s events. I certainly could do without the stall selling the ‘Autism: Made in America’ and ‘Vaccinations: The Truth’ DVDs…. I could also do without spoken word events and TEN MILLION CHILDREN EVERYWHERE but that’s because I have a withered, black heart. A vegan withered black heart, y’know? Yay for the doggos and plants.
The garden centre itself is a wonderful little local delight, full of winding paths into hidden mini wildlife grottos and general botanical loveliness, and I would encourage everyone in Manchester (or even further afield) to check it out, whether you need garden accoutrements or just fancy a nice day out. It is super kid-friendly (for those of you without withered black hearts) and uses no animal products in its fertilisers, etc. There is a wee veggie cafe with vegan options, and the shop sells vegan cosmetics, household products, etc. The garden centre is currently trying to raise funds simply to stay afloat and I would recommend checking out their appeal here. It seems a really super community resource.
Of course, as well as the henna tattoos, Indian head massage and crystal healing folks (rolling my eyes so hard rn) there was a lot of flipping tasty food, and C and I (mostly me) took full advantage….
C may well have wanted to hang around enjoying the atmosphere of peace and sharing and acoustic advocating but I wanted to take my black heart home and so we headed on back to the homestead, all laden with cake.
Earlier that day we’d treated Vulpe to a nice l’il wander around our local, Alexandra Park. It was a fine, gloomy Autumn morn and I took these snaps which I invite you to enjoy, perhaps with a cup of tea and a large slab of iced lemon cake? (Oh sozzle if you don’t have a large slab of iced lemon cake, I DO.)
In S-B Towers we recently assigned Saturday night as CRAFT NIGHT, in order to schedule some non-study time together at least once per week. I was all set to get to work on a pink dinosaur embroidery for a friend of mine, and I ruined it all by sleeping from ~3pm-7.30pm. Whoopsie. I’ve done some work on the second topic of this term’s Anthrozoology module today, and so I think shortly I’ll go and start on some stitching.
I hope you all had a super weekend, bloggums folk. Did you do anything exciting or, not at all exciting? Tell me about it either way!