Vegan camp

Do you like the idea of camping in an exclusively vegan environment? If you answered yes, you are in for one heck of a treat. Read more ›

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Vegan Japanese cuisine

I received an interesting email today, asking me to share some information with you all.

The information is about delicious-sounding Japanese cuisine, so I figured it would be rude not to let you know.

Check this out. Read more ›

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Help animals

We all have a friendship in life that is unaffected by distance and time. A person you have known for decades and another decade can pass without your relationship spark flickering in the slightest even though you don’t see each other as much as you would like.

Let me introduce you to Steven.

Steven has been an integral part of my life since my teenage years. To say our friendship has seen some outrageous moments would be selling it to you softly.

FGV & Steven many years ago

FGV & Steven many years ago

We have danced until daylight in tacky gay bars in Brisbane. We have supported each other through emotional turmoil and romantic drama. Steven has given me a place to live when I had nowhere else to go. We have laughed at and with each other. We have fought with each other. We have splashed through the surf under the blazing Australian sun. We have propped each other up and dragged each other down.

My life wouldn’t be what it is without this friendship.

Where am I going with this blog post? I am asking you to support Steven in his campaign to raise funds for Farm Sanctuary, the legendary rescue home for farm animals. This group has been advocating and educating for decades, giving comfort to countless creatures.

Steven and his husband Nate are taking part in the Walk for Farm Animals fundraiser in San Diego and I would be so deeply moved if readers of my blog could help them reach their fundraising target of $1000. I am incredibly grateful and appreciative that one of my dearest friends is taking action for animals. It would make me proud to know we helped Steven and Nate help animals.

Please click here to donate to their fundraising effort. Your money will directly help improve outcomes for rescued farm animals. Make sure you leave a comment on their team page saying hello from FGV!

Donate now!

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Spandau Ballet

Hey music lovers.

Just letting you know my other writing outlet related to music has me reviewing the greatest hits of Spandau Ballet. Yes, that’s correct. Spandau Ballet. Totally awesome radness, right?

You can read my take on the new release of these old songs over on the Louder Than War website.


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No longer vegan

A word of warning to food companies. Do not piss off vegans by changing your range from plant-based to non-vegan, cheese utilising products.

We will be angry, vocal and will never buy anything you make ever again even if some of it is vegan. Read more ›

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Day of the Dead menu

My annual Day of the Dead party is coming up close (Sunday November 2nd, 2014) and I am frantic with preparations for the super-sized event.

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This year marks the 3rd outing for the event and I’m pulling out all the stops. Click here if you want to read about all the fun activities I have planned, but read the rest of this post to fall in love with the incredible menu. Read more ›

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Birds and bees

I am sitting on a cosy train, being whisked past mist covered rolling hills as I leave Scotland behind me and return to London.

I have many happy Glasgow memories in my head jostling for blog space, but I have decided to let a delicious Scottish beer take the limelight today. Read more ›

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All vegan. Maybe.

To many people, I imagine this post is going to sound like a moaning vegan going too far but this topic has been playing on my mind for a while.

Why do people refer to a vegan restaurant as 100% vegan when it stocks and sells non-vegan alcohol? Read more ›

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Compassionate ride

How charitably-minded were you when you were 15?

If I recall correctly, I was obsessed with Morrissey, Madonna, The Cure and Prince and did very little to help other people. Not that I think I was overly self-absorbed, but 15 was a time of my life where I was trying to work out who I was as I indulged in sometimes garish displays of self-determination. Most of my energy was spent trying to get into gay bars to dance all night to Bananarama, New Order and Neneh Cherry. My exploits didn’t leave much time for helping others.

Memories of how tumultuous my teen years were help me to understand what an incredible act of compassion and drive is about to be performed by Gwen Stanbrook. Read more ›

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Let’s go Vego

My visit to Berlin was a race against time. The city is crammed solid with restaurants and cafes selling vegan food and my five day long vacation didn’t afford me enough time to even scratch the surface of everything on offer.

I will be detailing a few of my culinary adventures in Berlin over the coming days, but I wanted to start with one of my favourite food memories from the city. Read more ›

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