Tea and Sympatico Is One!
1 I've been a vegan for 4 and a half years. I had been drifting towards it for a couple of years then I went to Peru and sat opposite someone in a restaurant eating a Guinea Pig. I looked down at the fish on my plate and decided that was it. I've never looked back and love eating this way.
2 I was born and grew up in Salford in the UK and now live just down the road in Manchester but spent a year at University in upstate New York as part of my degree and also worked for a short time teaching in a school in Chile
3 I started out wanting to be a fashion designer but changed my mind at college. I've had a varied career to date, initially as a Primary School teacher, followed by a stint in the wine industry, time in Visitor Services and Education in an art gallery and I currently work in arts funding.
4 I recently set up a vegan baking group called The Cake Liberation Front. We have bi-monthly social meetups and hope to start doing bake sales to raise money for local animal sancturies. I also have a Folksy shop. More teacosies coming soon, just waiting to be sewn up!
5 I live right next to the famous Curry Mile in Rusholme. The best restaurant for vegans is The Punjab which I was introduced to by a member of The Smiths!
6 I can't drive and have a complete fear of ever having to learn! I'm lucky to live on the busiest bus route in Europe.
7 My favourite animals are monkeys and apes.
And, I would like to pass this award on to the following people -
Sally Kitten, an artist and vegan in Australia who blogs at Of The Kitten Kind
Aoife, a journalist in Ireland at Adventures in Veg doing a great job at getting vegan food in the press
Velovegan also in Ireland who has the most gorgeous rescue greyhoud, Gerry
Glauce, a Brazilian living in Ireland at All About Vegan Food who runs a cupcake business