Look at this picture of the cow and her calf ( I mean- I don’t know for sure that it’s hers, maybe she’s a calf snatcher, but they seemed comfortable together and wow so cute -I just had to stop my run and take a picture for all of you. I knew it would be much appreciated.)


The other day I was taking a shower, alas when I reached for the soap bottle, I realized it was empty.

In case you are thinking: “serves you right for procrastinating changing the bottle!” -I can tell you this soap bottle weighs some grams, enough for me not to be sure when it’s finished and when it’s “on the verge but can still give it a go at the last minute”.

So there you go- this is a true dilemma in a person’s life- do you go out of the shower, drip all over the floor, get the bottle, and use the soap?

Or do you forgo soaping and just wash with plain water? (Ummm-no way. lately, I discovered my youngest son is #NOPOO-meaning- to my horror- that he doesn’t use shampoo. at. all. I mean all those times I called after him “and don’t forget to wash your hair!” and he replied: “sure!”- was that just a sham-poo??? I can’t chillax about it, sorry).

There was the option of using my son’s soap bottle- (now that I think about it- why am I so sure he uses soap?? he swore that he does- but does that mean anything after the poo sham??)- but I didn’t like that idea either- because he uses (uses?really?) a soap that is scented in a “men’s scent”- and don’t go jumping gender talk on me- you know what I mean).

So I stoically thought of the alternative- I screwed open the bottle’s cap, and filled the empty bottle with shower water, then shook the soap bottle like a cool teenager hiphopper, then used the soapy water to soap myself thoroughly.

That was quite a good shower I can tell you that.

And it happened before the world climate summit in Glasgow even began!

Now just imagine what would happen if people all of a sudden decided each would just do the best he -she can- both at home +at work -to be responsible -maybe there wouldn’t be any need for lots of politicians to gather and make statements.


I was getting ready to make my morning porridge-(you know- the 0.5 cup oats, 2 tbsp ground flax, 1-2 tbsp homemade apple sauce, 1 cup warm water, 0.3 cup soy milk-maybe more- depends- a little salt- and a tbsp of date spread or agave syrup- cooked in a pot for 2 minutes- that one)-when I discovered my designated pot was in the fridge holding my cabbage stew from yesterday.

Since I have a small kitchen- and what with Glasgow and all that- I have only one small pot -and a few others for soup and pasta- significantly larger.

They weren’t vacant either- I was soaking chickpeas and stuff.

The thought of getting something else to eat did cross my mind- but when it was done crossing it went away because I love my porridge in the morning after workout.


So without hesitation, I took a frying pan and cooked my porridge in that. BAM.

Looks strange?

Don’t worry- it got together in the end.

The last thing I want to say is this-

If you happen to go swimming, and once you get to the pool showers you discover inconveniently that you happened to forget your shower flip-flops- and now of course you’ll catch all the strange foot disease people bring to the pool showers

Well, I can tell you I put my socks on and took a shower with my wet socks on-and had to drive home sockless- but also-probably-fungus free.

Apparently, there’s always an alternative way- look at that cow and her calf.

Enjoy- the cooliflower.

I am not a medical/health/emotional/financial /nutrition or any other kind of expert as far as it concerns the contents of this blog,  therefore anything written on the blog is not to be taken as any kind of advice, and should you choose to rely on anything  I write on this blog- you are doing it at your own risk and at your own responsibility.

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an organized full time working vegan -with plenty of ideas on getting everything done in the most simple and efficient way possible.

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  1. Now, you need to realise that that porridge looks just one step away from being Mealy Pud. So, you know about Mealy Pudding right? Well, if you don’t, it’s vegan version is gently fry a chopped up onion in some oil or trex; Then you’re supposed to add pinhead oatmeal for a short while, but I now use any breakfast oats (apart from readybreak of course) salt and white pepper; Then add some water to bring it together; Then turn that into a greased oven dish and put in t’oven like you would stuffing. You can eat it with all the steam veg, roast tatties, mash and stuff you would normally have with a gravy on a roasty day.

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