vegfest 2016

So vegfest london has just passed by, normally i only do the free from show once a year but i figured why not.It was ok  but as a gluten free person not great food wise. got some really nice cake from baking bad , it made it home but i got icing all over the box which i got to lick off.I went for specific people pudology ,miss cupcake  and jasons. Pudology didn’t have an industrial vat of chocolate pudding so i gave it a miss i buy the tub they do samples out of and freeze it. Miss cupcake didn’t have a nice gluten free option as i am not a fan of coconut.for all those that don’t know who jasons is they do beauty and hair stuff i bought the two in one dandruff shampoo.

As i wondered round a few things caught my eye and i got to chat with the vendors who were lovely.The highlights for me were the nut people they make jewellry and sculptures out of a nut.

Second highlight baking bad i haven’t had icing that nice ever. Finally candles harpers bazzare candles  they smelt good enough to eat and put a smile on my face.I mean this literally from i love you but you smell to jaffa cake and bakewell tart.The candles scream christmas list.

Okay final point i am a chocaholic and there was a stand with novelty chocolate encrusted in  various flavours.that was great but it gets better there was also the option of things like game controllers, golden tickets , cameras and the best one by far as it is just the right amount of chocolate a record shaped disc of chocolate

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there was so much to see…….

a summer of fun

So summer term has ended and on a high.fingers crossed for me to be a TA come September and some training.

So i hate just sitting around at home .If i have the money and the time i volunteer.I was planning on doing camp with kith and kath.They run activities for people on the autistic spectrum some after school and a week of camp in the summer holidays.I say people because it is for the young and the old.i work with children and teenagers in schools usually  but it was oversubscribed with volunteers this year. Thats’ life folks!

https://thenorthbank.london/news-and-events/the-northbank-summer-festival/https://thenorthbank.london/news-and-events/the-northbank-summer-festival/

On the northbank  victoria embankement park there was a program of events  and one of the events was the summer market.there were also food stalls and dancing.I worked at the three day market ,from sun up to sundown(7am to 9 pm).It was lovely meeting all the vendors and seeing so many  wish list items.

As you do when you you go these events unless you come prepared with loads of money you can only look sometimes.there was a huge amount of jewelry most of it not silver but nice anyway.There was a few food options although 6 quid for a burger because i can’t eat raw eggs or cheese never again.I spent 3 days watching people drinking pimms  and cider out of milk cartons (no drinking on the job ; ( ).there was everything but cake.My highlights were the tea people I eventually got the Moroccan mint but smelt every variety damn.I’m basic with tea mint or chamomile but was so tempted by the mint chocolate.They do loose leaf and tea bags@teapeopleltd .There were cider people there as well i  don’t drink average cider it has to be sweet so i got cranes@drinkcranes which is cranberry cider.i meant to take a photo but hey i was too busy drinking them at home.

Safe to say i will go next year as a volunteer and as a drinker oops shopper.I could have done my christmas shopping.i met so many nice people from the different businesses from the american guy telling me about his jeans that he makes the urban cowboy soon to come to the  lovely lady from dinkibelle who  let me have some nail wraps (i will take a pic as soon as i use them).The guy from savon with the  most amazing soap ,that i didn’t think i could use soap in my hair.The woman from ridley london who had amazing liberty silk print dresses .

 

here are sites for the cards i did pick up

www.thenewenglish.co.uk

www.niceandbees.com

lizzychamber.com(glass chains)

www.jolliesocks.com (socks in a tin)

https://.teapeople.co.uk

@teapeopleltd (twitter/insta)

@teapeople facebook

shop.drinkcranes.co.uk

insta @cranesdrink

twitter@drinkcranes

facebook cranesdrink

https://.ridleylondon.com

 

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