New Fairy Tale Starts Today!: When There Were Witches

A long long time ago, long before you or I, or our great grandparents, were born, the world was ruled by a powerful witch called Ermendrud.

Ermendrud was respected and feared because she saw everything and punished those who disobeyed her law. There was only one. For a whole millennium only one was needed. No one broke it. Well, one or two did, at the beginning, but when people saw what happened to them, they were careful, very very careful, not to make the same mistake.
So life in those days was very harmonious. There were no wars. There was no murder. There was no stealing. There was only co-operation, and kindness, and health and happiness.

After a thousand years of being quite content to live alone, Ermendrud decided she wanted baby. So she went out into the poppy field to look for the tallest poppy. She found two that were very tall, more than a head taller than the rest. A red one and a yellow one. She watched them for several minutes but it was impossible to be sure which was the tallest, swaying in the wind as they were. Finally she settled on the red one, for red was her favourite colour. She placed a lock of her hair inside it, folded the petals on top and sealed it with a kiss.

The following morning, as soon as the sun rose, Ermendrud hurried back to the poppy field where she found not one, but two babies. They were both girls. One had bright red hair, the other’s was golden yellow. Ermendrud realised that some of her hair must have blown onto the yellow poppy after she left, and she was very happy it had.

She bent down to kiss the red haired baby. “Welcome to the world baby Bertha,” she said. Then she kissed the yellow haired baby. “Welcome to the world baby Brynja.”

The little witch twins grew up happy and strong until, on their sixteenth birthday, their mother called them to her.
“This world is yours now, my loves,” she told them, “watch it carefully and remember the spell. My time is done.”
Tears pricked their eyes but they didn’t argue. They knew that if their mother said something was true, then it was. Ermendrud faded away in her sleep that night, leaving nothing behind but a handful of poppy seeds.

Autumn came and went. Winter settled in and seemed to last forever. The young witches, mired in grief, were not keeping an eye on the world. One day they were both hit with a short sharp pain between the eyes.

“Aaaagh!” Bertha rubbed her finger over the skin above her nose, “What was that?”

“The sharp pain!” yelled Brynja, jumping to her feet, “someone’s broken the law!”

“Oh no! What do we do?”

“The spell! Mother said we have to do the spell!”

“But we’ve never done it before! I thought we’d be able to watch Mother do it …”

“Well no one broke the law while Mother was here, but now she’s gone they think they can get away with it. We’ve got to show them they can’t!”

“I don’t know …”

“Yes you do! She taught us a hundred times! We have to do it! If we don’t do it in the next four minutes it’ll be too late.”

Brynja rushed to her mother’s room for the ingredients. Bertha waited. Brynja went to the stream behind the house. Bertha followed. Brynja sprinkled lavender into the water, held a seed of Black-eyed Susan in each hand, and recited the spell.

“There is one who did not heed
The law of good and of good deed.
They broke the law, did something bad,
Selfish, cruel or making sad.
So find the one who did offend
And make their ill deed twist and bend
Back on them so they will feel it,
What they gave they now receive it.”

Brynja dropped the seeds into the water and looked at Bertha.  “Did it work? D’you think it worked?”

Bertha scanned the sky. “I can’t see a rainbow.” She turned back to Brynja and shook her head.

Three and a half minutes had passed since the pain.

“Your hair!” Bertha pointed frantically, “you forgot your hair!” She grabbed the scissors from her apron pocket and passed them to Brynja.

Brynja cut a curl from her beautiful yellow hair and dropped it into the stream. A rainbow formed over the water for a few seconds, and then dissolved.

“You did it!” cried Bertha.

Brynja’s face flushed and she closed her eyes. She felt vibrant. Full of energy. Wide awake.

She smiled at her sister. “Yes I did.”

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Story continues tomorrow but if you don’t want to wait you can read the whole fairy tale here now 😀

 

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Flower illustrations by Owantana of Pixabay, Poppies illustration by GreissDesign of Pixabay

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Reflecto Girl #7 – OUT NOW!

Reflecto Girl #7 is now available in paperback!

And not only does it have a great story,

there’s the added bonus of a yummy cake recipe at the end 😀

Get yours now while stocks last! 😉

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Apple Trees update 2020

You may remember we sprouted some apple seeds in 2014 …

And they grew and grew and grew 😀

and grew 😀

And look at them now! (6ft gardener included for scale)

This one is the tallest and would be much taller but we cut it back each winter to keep it manageable.

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This one is the most flourishing because it hasn’t suffered with aphids like the others have.

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This one is making a comeback after ant and aphid infestations, I’ll tell you why in a minute.

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And this little fella has struggled from the get-go but he’s hanging in there thanks to …

Yay!  The ladybirds have arrived!  And now there’s not an aphid to be seen! 😀

Our apple trees are over six years old – how time flies!

Maybe in another four we’ll get some apples 😀

Have a great day!

 

Making dairy farming a thing of the past, one farm at a time.

It’s easy to feel hopeless with the state of the world as it is.  Every year it gets hotter, animal suffering increases, and the powers that be do nothing to address it.  In fact they continue to subsidise it.

But then something comes along to really lift your spirits.

Refarm’d is a new plant-based drink subscription service, sourced lovingly from ex-dairy farmers.

They say:

WE HAVE THIS CRAZY IDEA

We want to turn all dairy farms into animal sanctuaries and we need you to convince these farmers to join the movement. 

We work with farmers to transition from milk production to focus on producing plant based drinks and convert their farmland into an animal sanctuary.

We believe that by uniting together with farmers and providing them with the tools they need to move away from the dairy trade, we’re offering a viable new opportunity for their businesses to be part of the growing plant based movement.

We will assist the ex-dairy farms to sustainably and locally source the ingredients to produce plant based drinks on their farms. The farmers’ land will be converted into an animal sanctuary for their cattle that are no longer being used for dairy farming.

Show your interest (no payment, no commitment) in buying fresh plant-based drinks from them and let us do the rest!

As much as the animal agriculture is terrible on multiple aspects, – [the animal suffering, the environmental destruction, the damage to human health] –  we cannot forget the farmers in these industries as well.

We believe the big majority of farmers are good people, that do care for their animals, but have just grown in an environment that normalizes animal exploitation so it has become a part of their identity, making it hard to take a step back and make changes.

The industry is in danger and most big companies have noticed it and adapt to the new market in order to survive. Small companies, family businesses however are the ones suffering the most. Lack of money, lack of time and lack of information make it hard on them to go in the right direction. The pressure, the insecurity as well as the very low buying prices (often selling for less than production costs) make for very uncomfortable living conditions.

We want to include helping the farmers in our mission to create the future of farming.

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ANIMAL SANCTUARY

Farms are actually ideal places to become an animal sanctuary. They already have the land, the animals and the people that care for them [they wouldn’t be short of volunteers – I’d love to help look after the cows!]. No need to move animals, they can stay as a herd, nor to use more resources like land to create a new sanctuary.

Farmers joining our program have to give up any form of animal exploitation totally and to fully transition to an animal sanctuary.

Animals are put under legal protection and farmers under contract.  Regular inspections and veterinary checks are performed to make sure of the animals’ well being.

The sanctuary is not working with donations.  Instead, a part of the plant-based drinks price is dedicated to sustain these animals.

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So what Refarm’d need is enough people to tell them they’re interested so that they can go to the farmers and say – look, if you convert to plant-milk production, we’ve got the market ready and waiting for you.  It’s scary for farmers to take the plunge, they need to know they can make a living from plant milk.

They need us to tell them “If you make it, we will buy.”

So go on, get over to Refarm’d and tell them you’re interested (there’s a button to click if you scroll down the homepage).  Then you fill in a short questionnaire.  It asks you what country and town you live in, and how much milk you would want to buy per week, and whether you would want it delivered, or whether you’d pick it up from the farm.  Added bonus: it comes in refillable glass bottles!  NB VERY IMPORTANT:  when filling in the questionnaire you have to click NEXT and it takes you to what looks like a blank page, but it isn’t blank.  You have to scroll up to find a couple more questions including name and email address and you can leave a comment or ask a question.  Make sure you finish it otherwise they won’t be able to get back to you 😀

This is truly awesome!  Please share far and wide!

Save the cows,

the gentle, beautiful cows.

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It’s too hot! God help the animals!

EU must help animal farmers transition to plant-crop farming to benefit from plant-based boom, experts tell MEPs

(An article from the Humane Society International/Europe, 6 March 2019)

Brussels – European Union policy makers are being urged to help farmers transition away from animal agriculture and towards plant-crop farming in order to capitalise on the growing trend in plant-based eating.  Speaking at an event this week at the European Parliament organised by Humane Society International/Europe, farmers, ecologists and academics agreed there is an urgent need for the EU to support transition farming to help farmers adapt and seize the economic opportunity of consumer diets shifting away from meat, dairy and eggs.

A major report from the Rise Foundation recently warned that Europe’s meat and dairy production must be halved by 2050 in recognition of its significant contribution to environmental degradation such as greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss. The EU currently raises 9 billion farm animals for food each year – with more than 360 million of these animals spending all or part of their lives in intensive cage systems – and globally the figure is an estimated 82 billion animals.

Oxford University’s Dr Marco Springmann, and Harvard University’s Dr Helen Harwatt were joined at the Brussels symposium event by ecologist and rewilding expert Alan Watson Featherstone, and Swedish farmer Adam Arnesson who is transitioning his pig farm to grow oats for a plant-milk company.  Policy makers were also treated to Europe’s first public screening of BAFTA 2019 award winning short film 73 Cows about British cattle farmers Jay and Katja Wilde who sent their herd to a sanctuary and switched to crop cultivation instead.

Alexandra Clark, HSI/Europe’s food policy consultant, said

“European consumers are more aware than ever of the animal welfare and environmental impacts of meat, dairy and egg production.  The current level of animal production is simply unsustainable, and the continued growth of plant-based alternatives is inevitable.  This presents Europe’s farmers with an exciting opportunity to meet this changing demand by transitioning away from industrial animal agriculture to plant-crop production.  With the current reform of the EU’s agricultural policy, MEPs have a clear chance to assist farmers in those transition efforts by shifting subsidies away from propping up industrial animal production, and instead supporting farmers switch to fruit, vegetables, fungi, grains and leguminous crops that are growing in demand from an increasingly plant-based public.”

The EU is currently reforming its Common Agricultural Policy, with a crucial vote planned in the Agriculture Committee in early April. Dr Helen Harwatt from Harvard University believes this is a major opportunity for EU policymakers to take leadership in animal to plant protein agricultural shifts.

Dr Harwatt said:

“Repurposing portions of agricultural land to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will be crucial for limiting warming to 1.5°C.  In turn, restoring this land to its natural habitat opens the door for reintroducing animal species, which would help toward tackling the wildlife crisis.  Animal to plant protein shifts are essential and policy makers must ensure that policies and support are put in place to help farmers make this transition”

Swedish farmer Adam Arnesson has shifted his farm production from solely animal-based to the cultivation of multiple crops for human consumption including oats for oat milk production.  In doing so he has doubled the number of people his output feeds annually and halved the climate impact per calorie.

Farmers Jay and Katja Wilde, who star in Alex Lockwood’s 73 Cows short film, were keen for MEPs to understand that the pressure and fear for the future that many animal farmers feel, could be alleviated if support existed to help them ‘plant for the planet’.

Speaking at the EU Parliament screening of 73 Cows, Jay Wilde said:

“We are thrilled that our film has come to the European Parliament where we hope it inspires politicians to vote for a better future for both farmers and animals. Giving our cows to a sanctuary to live out their years in a safe haven was the best decision of our lives, it became the only decision when sending them to the abattoir was no longer something I could live with.  But it’s been a very scary journey too because you’re stepping into the unknown.  This shift in farming isn’t just a personal choice, its necessary to protect the environment, so if there was financial and practical support to help farmers like me plant for the planet, it would make life so much easier.”

Spanish MEP Florent Marcellesi said

“We need to leave behind our unsustainable farming model and animal-based diets. Instead, we should turn as soon as possible to ecologic plant-based ones and build a farming model which is sustainable, healthy and respectful to animal welfare.”

Italian MEP Eleonora Evi said

“Climate change is here, it’s already happening.  For our sake but also for the sake of every other species on this planet, we need to take action to mitigate its effects by adopting an ‘all hands on deck’ approach.  This means opening up the dialogue to different stakeholders.  The agriculture sector has one of the highest levels of emissions, and therefore must become part of the solution.  The transition to sustainable production methods and re-naturalization of agricultural areas must inevitably be considered.”

Finnish MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen said

“If everyone would shift their diets towards plant-based, it would be beneficial for public health, animal welfare, biodiversity and climate.”

Facts:

  • Up to 20 percent (€ 32.6 billion) of the EU’s entire annual budget is spent on animal agriculture (including feed)
  • Around 71 percent of EU farmland is used to grow animal feed
  • According to Euromonitor, in 2017 plant-based milks represented 12 percent of the global fluid milk market, and dairy alternatives are predicted to grow to a market value of €19bn by 2022
  • Europe is currently the largest market for meat substitutes, having a 39 percent global market share and, with an eight percent annual growth rate, they are predicted to reach a global net worth of €4.2bn by 2020
  • A 2017 report by Rabobank suggests that alternative proteins could represent a third of total EU protein demand growth in the next five years
  • The EAT-Lancet Commission found that a transformation to healthy diets from sustainable food systems is necessary to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement
  • The EAT-Lancet Commission also found that transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require substantial dietary shifts, including a greater than 50 percent reduction in global consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar, and a greater than 100 percent increase in consumption of healthy foods, such as nuts, fruits, vegetables, and legumes
  • Humane Society International’s Forward Food program is one of the largest plant-based culinary training programs globally.  Aimed at encouraging universities, caterers, and other institutions to provide more vegan options, Forward Food helps to facilitate diet shifts at scale.  HSI believes that by making animal-free food options tastier, more satisfying and widely available, more and more people will opt for meat-free meals which is good news for animals, people and the planet.

No Beef” (VEGAN RAP) by DISL Automatic ft. TK The Artist

I ain’t eatin’ no beef!

‘Cause you know that I’m a vegan!

I ain’t eatin’ no beef!

Compassion’s what I believe in.

I ain’t eatin’ no beef!

‘Cause you know that I’m a vegan!

I ain’t eatin’ no beef!

No my food was never screamin’

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I ain’t eatin’ no beef!

No pork, no fish, no chicken,

Now people think I’m trippin’

‘Cause

I ain’t eatin’ no dairy, no eggs,

But I stay well fed off the fruits and the veg

‘Cause

I care about the animals and the environment

I care about my health, if it ain’t vegan I ain’t buyin’ it.

I care about the planet, if it dies then we gon’ die with it.

People hating veganism without even trying it.

It is not a diet, if you think it is then you are wrong,

It’s a way of living where we’re choosing to reduce the harm

That we cause to others, not only those in the human form.

‘Cause humane slaughter’s about as real as a unicorn.

But if a unicorn was real he’d be hunted and then killed

By people so they could steal

The horn from his head.

The food that you’re fed

Isn’t food, it’s an animal who’s born to be dead.

Bred to be murdered

Just for a burger.

When you order meat, pain and suffering’s what they serve ya.

Dairy’s no better, actually it may be worse.

Go vegan but first go and do your research.

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I ain’t eatin’ no beef!

‘Cause you know that I’m a vegan!

I ain’t eatin’ no beef!

Compassion’s what I believe in.

I ain’t eatin’ no beef!

‘Cause you know that I’m a vegan!

I ain’t eatin’ no beef!

No my food was never screamin’

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For the animals

Help us out – put some of our books on shelves in your town.  Could ya?  It  won’t  cost  you  nuthin’  😀  

It’s a shame covid-19 closed the libraries and bookshops, because we haven’t been able to share as many books this year.  We like to leave our books wherever we think children might find them – in libraries, charity shops, cafes, railway stations, doctors’ waiting rooms.  We leave them in charity shops so children can buy them for pocket money prices, and when we leave them in libraries we put a book fairy sticker on them.

We’re stealthy.  None of the books we leave have the V-word on them.  They’re just colourful storybooks and comics which we hope children will see and want.

Sadly the libraries are still closed but we do have a little Book Exchange in an old phone box where we can leave books.  So I was thinking, maybe you have something like that in your area.  And maybe if we sent you some books you’d leave them on a shelf for children to find. 😀

Will you help us?  Do you have a local book exchange or anywhere that would be ideal to leave books for children to find?  We’ll send you them for free of course (for as long as funds last).  If you can help, please contact us privately on the form below.  Help us to inspire a vegan future.

For the animals.

  Thank you so much

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Reflecto Girl loves Vego!

If you haven’t tried Vego you are missing out!

It is chocolatey deliciousness at its most exquisite.  It’s vegan, organic and fair trade: pure guilt-free indulgence.

You should be able to find them at a health food store near you but if you can’t, pop over to the VeganKind Supermarket to mail-order them 😀

As well as the whole hazelnut vegan mylk chocolate bar (pictured), Vego make a dark chocolate nuts and berries bar, a white chocolate bar, a chocolate spread, and chocolate nougat pralines.  It’s all absolutely heavenly and, the best part – the company is totally vegan owned and vegan run.  So you know when you spend money on Vego, it’ll only be used for good things 😀

So go on – do as Reflecto Girl does: have a Vego! 😀

Happy Endings

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And in conclusion:

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Marcus Gad – Purify

Purify your body head to toe
Your thoughts inna your mind and slowly make Jah rhythm flow
Nature is the keeper of your body and your soul
Even all of that you’ll never truly own

Brothers sisters watch out what you put in your body
If you are what you eat then think about what you must be
If you still feed yourself upon their industry
They sell the whole world illusion of fertility
Robbing humans, animals and plants of their dignity
To feed the masses but to feed their greed specially
They breed the hybrid and manipulate Jah very seeds
Agro-chemistry is like a war technology
They destroyed all over the Earth the soil microbiology
To bring about a new kind of captivity
Control the food and you control the whole of humanity

Look into infinity, humble before a Tree
And Purify…

Bring a healing to a nation
Give them the seed for plantation
Sovereignty resides in the heart of the land
And what you a go do with the strength inna your hands

The seeds they took away and wiped away all diversity
Testing their madness in the soils of so-called third world countries
To force the people in labor and poverty
Dis a what ya call a modern day slavery
Referenced mostly hybrids in them legal catalog

Made all ancient seeds illegal like any drug
So you must buy their machines and their chemicals
And produce all the food according to their laws.

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A number of things

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😮 To be continued.

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Intrigue

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VEGAN CHILDREN'S STORY

😮 To be continued.

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Get meat off hospital menus!!!

My dad, who suffers from heart disease, was told to “eat more meat” by his GP as a response to his iron deficiency!  And when he went into hospital last year for stent operations there was not a single vegan option on the Coronary Care Unit menu.  I complained to the hospital but they ignored me.  This is madness!  Support and share Plant Based Health Professionals‘ campaign to get meat off hospital menus:  Give Bacon The Boot!

Thank you 🙂

PLANT-BASED DIETS COULD PREVENT A FUTURE PANDEMIC SAY DOCTORS

[This article is from Euro News]

A group of British doctors has backed a call for the end of factory farming to prevent future pandemics like COVID-19.

Dr Gemma Newman from the non-profit Plant-Based Health Professionals is leading a plea for the public to give up eating meat as part of the ’No Meat May’ campaign.  A record number of people are taking part this year with 33,000 sign-ups compared to 10,000 in 2019.  Of those who have signed up this year, a survey carried out by the campaign found that 38 per cent did so because of concerns surrounding the meat industry and diseases like Covid-19.

Hannah Bradshaw, one of the 23,000 new participants, says these concerns were certainly a part of her decision to give a plant-based diet a go.

”There is more information about the meat industry causing diseases than ever before,” she said, “and stronger links between the impacts on our health compared to a meat-free diet.”

The campaign has seen a big increase in sign-ups this year.

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH MEAT?

Zoonotic diseases, like Covid-19, are those that can spread between animals and humans.  Worldwide they have been the cause of many historic outbreaks including H1N1 and Ebola.  There is little evidence, however, to suggest that eating less meat directly reduces the occurrence of deadly disease outbreaks.

The most important factor, according to the UN Environment Program, is instead an increased amount of close contact between humans and animals like pigs, bats or birds which allows pathogens to jump between species.  In 2016 it identified increasing encroachment of animal agriculture into natural ecosystems as a driving factor of zoonotic diseases warning that the “livestock revolution” could lead to a potential disaster.

“Some politicians and commentators blame China for Covid-19, but they do not mention that all of the recent major disease outbreaks have been caused by tampering with animals and their habitats,” says Dr Newman, “our chicken salad or pepperoni pizza could be the next big health risk.”

“Industrial-scale factory farms are like a ticking time bomb”, she adds, “and shifting our diets away from meat [and all animal products] could help move towards a safer future”.

IMPROVING OUR OVERALL HEALTH

Consultant Haematologist and Director of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, Doctor Shireen Kassam also believes there is an urgent need to reduce our meat consumption for both human and planetary health.

“More than 90 per cent of the meat we consume is produced in industrial scale factory farms, which provide the perfect conditions for the generation of novel infections with epidemic and pandemic potential.”

“Factory farming also requires the widespread use of antibiotics,” she adds, “which has contributed to a dramatic rise in the number of antibiotic-resistant infections affecting humans.”

“We have now entered an era where it is not uncommon for doctors to find themselves treating patients with bacterial infections for which there are no effective antibiotics.”

Dr Kassam explains that it is also a matter of overall public health. “We have known for decades that a healthy plant-based diet, which minimises or eliminates meat [and animal products], is associated with some of the lowest rates of chronic disease and a longer and healthier life.”

The best way to prevent future pandemics like coronavirus? Stop eating meat and go vegan

World wake up! Pleeeease!

Vegan

In 2011, EcoHealth Alliance, a non-profit organisation that works to protect people from emerging infectious diseases such as COVID-19, released the results of a survey showing that fewer than one in five respondents knew that most pandemics originate in animals. The COVID-19 outbreak, for instance, is believed to have originated in a Chinese “wet market” that sold sea animals, live birds, and exotic animals for human consumption.

Much like swine flu, bird flu, and SARS (which was also caused by a coronavirus linked to a Chinese wet market), COVID-19 spread from animals to humans, starting with those who worked in or frequented the market. Scientists suspect that they contracted the virus by eating or touching an animal who was infected.

This is yet another reason why we should all be vegan.

It’s bad enough that the consumption of meat and other animal-based foods contributes to heart disease, diabetes and cancer…

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Run!

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VEGAN CHILDREN'S STORY

 

😮 To be continued.

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Dangerous

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To be continued.  Watch this space! 😀

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Only insects

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Tickets please!

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To be continued.

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Look – it’s Wilbur!

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Reflecto Girl #7 continues:

Story continues next week.

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What did they do to you?

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To be continued …

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Bread winners

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Story continues next week 😀

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Giddy up!

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Story continues next week 😀

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Day after day

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Reflecto Girl #7 continues:

To be continued, soon hopefully 😀

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Future proof

For the story so far click here 🙂

Reflecto Girl #7 continues:

Story continues next week.

Have a great weekend 😀

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The good life

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Reflecto Girl #7 continues:

To be continued – later this week hopefully 😉

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Free educational books for home-schooling

THIS OFFER HAS NOW EXPIRED

BUT IF YOU SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE COLOURING BOOK FOR FREE 😀 

Listening to the Radio Sussex this morning it came to our attention that people are worried about home-educating their children while the schools are closed and we want to help.

So we’re giving away some copies of Honestly Books’ wonderful educational colouring book:  Colour By Nutrients.

Colour By Nutrients is at once a resource for artistic indulgence and an educational tool.  Divided into chapters of different vitamins and minerals, the book illustrates which foods contain significant amounts of each.  The authors are happy for teachers and parents to photocopy the colouring pages for use in the classroom.  All in all a delightful way to learn about nutrition.

This 120-page book is approximately 19 x 25 cm.

We have decided to give away as many as we can afford to home-educating families (one per household) – first come first served, while funds last.  Just fill in the form below to order your copy now or, if you’d rather get the e-version and print the pages yourself, it’s free to download here:  Colour By Nutrients pdf

 


We think that learning about good nutrition to build a strong immune system is more important than ever, so we’re thrilled to be able to do this.  If you’d like to help with a donation to supply more books then please do get in touch 😀

Stay well.  Stay clean.  Stay compassionate ❤

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Veebles: What a great idea!

Want to keep your money in the vegan community?  Want to make sure what you’re spending doesn’t end up paying for animal abuse?  Veebles will help you put your money where your heart is!

Veebles is a new worldwide FREE vegan business directory.  Need a new window cleaner or hairdresser or gardener or lawyer or estate agent or bakery or [insert service provider here]?  Find a vegan one on Veebles and keep your money in the circle of compassion.

Plus it’s easy and free to register your vegan business or service with Veebles so that more customers will find you.

Veebles.com is the world’s most robust and comprehensive directory of businesses owned by vegans.  They exist for your success, and to make compassionate shopping that much easier.

All are welcome.

If you’re vegan and want to offer your products or services to other vegans, – get yourself listed on Veebles!  😀

It’s going to be my first stop every time I need anything.

By the way, it’s only just launched so if you can’t find what you’re looking for in your area, give it time, they’ll get there!

The people at Veebles say:

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
Money given to vegan-owned businesses is money flowing towards kindness, compassion, and healing our beautiful planet.
Vegan business owners will likely:

  • keep money flowing towards compassionate food and fashion choices
  • support legislation to label food accurately and promote plant-based school lunches
  • support laws promoting decency to animals
  • donate to non-profits helping animals

Together, let’s create this circle of really good energy.  It’s a perfect example of “intentional commerce.”  Put your money where your heart is.

Extraction

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Reflecto Girl #7 continues:

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Story continues next week.  Have a great weekend 😀

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There he is!

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Reflecto Girl #7 continues from last week:

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Story continues soon (Friday I hope 😉 )

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Noooooo!!!!!!

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Reflecto Girl #7 continues from last week:

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Story continues next week.  Have a great weekend! 🙂

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Who’s there?!

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Reflecto Girl #7 continues from Wednesday:

Story continues next week.  Have a great weekend! 🙂

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Worker! Work!

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Reflecto Girl #7 continues from Monday:

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Story continues on Friday 🙂

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Welcome to London

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Reflecto Girl #7 continues from Friday:

Story continues on Wednesday 🙂

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It’s been a long day

For the story so far click here 🙂

Reflecto Girl #7 continues from yesterday:

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😮 Shiver

Story continues on Monday.  See you then! 😀

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Rock-A-Bye Baby

For the story so far click here 🙂

Reflecto Girl #7 continues from yesterday:

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😮 Story continues tomorrow

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Call an ambulance!

For the story so far click here 🙂

Reflecto Girl #7 continues from yesterday:

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Story continues tomorrow 😀

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Reflecto Girl episode 7 starts here!

For the rest of the Reflecto Girl episodes, click here 😀

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Yikes! Story continues tomorrow 😀

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40% off!

Our butch friend, Kurt, is eager to share the new Maddicts paperback with you 😀

This portable little A5 book is available from our Lulu shop and, for a limited time only, you can get 40% off!

It can be yours for just £3!!!!

Ok, gotta run – I know a few library shelves that are screaming out for these babies! 😀  Thanks Kurt, you were great 😉

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ps  When you go to our Lulu shop, if the prices are not displayed in your country’s currency, just click on the Cart at the top right of the screen and then you can click the flag and select which country you’re shopping from 🙂

Maddicts is a vegan graphic novel, suitable for readers aged 12 and up, also available to read here.

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The End

Story continues from yesterday

[Maddicts is a dark satire, not recommended for readers under 12]

02:18 HRS, reclaimed nature reserve, Lincs, UK

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Oooh, that’s a lot of tins of beans!

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If you missed the beginning, you can read it all here 😀

New story starts on Monday!

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Maddicts! Heyulp!

Story continues from yesterday

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24 March 2027, 01:54 HRS

Story concludes tomorrow,

but if you don’t want to wait you can read the rest of it now 🙂

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Moving off

Story continues from yesterday

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20:47 HRS, somewhere north-east of Boston,  Lincolnshire

Story continues tomorrow,

but if you don’t want to wait you can read the rest of it now 🙂

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Allies

Story continues from Friday

[This is a darkly comic satire not recommended for readers under 12]

18:04 HRS, 17 Brewers Street, Kings Lynn, UK
Miriam Goode and Kevin Ruth conspire.

Story continues tomorrow – unless you want to finish it now 🙂

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Crabbit Farm

Story continues from yesterday

[This is a darkly comic satire not recommended for readers under 12]

Crabbit Farm, Badlieu, Scottish Borders
08:41 HRS

😮

Story concludes next week, unless you want to read the Denouement now 😉

Have a great weekend! 😀

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Data analysis

Story continues from yesterday

[This is a darkly comic satire not recommended for readers under 12]

Data Analysis Office, Defence House, Wellington, New Zealand. Colin Bains argues with his superior.
13:15 NZDT (02:15 GMT) 23 March 2027

13:19 NZDT

The story continues tomorrow.  Don’t miss it! 😉

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Run!!!

Story continues from yesterday

[This is a darkly comic satire not recommended for readers under 12]

116 Vancouver Drive, Edmonton, Canada
17:47 MDT 22 March 2027 (00:47 GMT 23 March)

The Maddicts mayhem continues tomorrow 🙂

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Bubble bath notwithstanding

Story continues from yesterday

[This is a darkly comic satire not recommended for readers under 12]

Kent Constabulary Head Quarters
Chief Constable’s office 18:27 HRS

Story continues tomorrow but it’s right here if you want to read it now 🙂

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And so it begins

Story continues from Friday

[This is a darkly comic satire not recommended for readers under 12]

Story continues tomorrow but if you don’t want to wait you know what to do 😉

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Health Matters

Story continues from yesterday

[This is a darkly comic satire not recommended for readers under 12]

Story continues on Monday

Unless you don’t want to wait 😉

Have a great weekend!

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Leaked

Story continues from yesterday

[This is a darkly comic satire not recommended for readers under 12]

Story continues tomorrow 😉

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