Drivin’ through the US of A

Back from a fantastic holiday in the US.  We started off in San Francisco and ended up in Seattle via Crater Lake, Mount Shasta, Mount Adams, Portland and Mount Rainier. Stayed in Ashland, Oregon for one night and very disappointed not to bump into Victoria Boutenko (mind you we didn’t go out until 8pm and struggled to find anywhere that was actually open at such a late hour).  She was in the phone book, was tempted to call but ran out of time…

Portland was a delight – came across the lovely raw restaurant Blossoming Lotus about 5 minutes walk from our hotel, lovely shops in the Pearl District, fantastic bookshop Powells and friendly locals!

Managed to visit 3 out of the 4 Cafe Gratitude restaurants in SF, all of which were fantastic. I wanted to eat everything on the menu – luckily I managed to eat most of my husband’s food as well. Didn’t manage to make it to Alive restaurant unfortunately, next time!

Found lots of co-ops too which made a change from Wholefoods. And the salads that ‘normal’ restaurants prepared for me were so much more interesting than over here. Got more difficult as we got further north and in Seattle I was back to having lettuce and tomatoes. They don’t really get vegan there, I guess because there is so much fish around.

Enough about food, also made it to an Angels Workshop in SF on International Angel’s Day and the following day had a fantastic massage from Christine, one of the attendees!


Festival of Life (Part 2)

Was working today, didn’t leave the main hall all day so can’t comment on any of the talks on the Sunday. It was buzzing in the hall all day, lots of people to chat to at the stall, including people that came for both days! So thanks to everyone who dropped by to say hello.

But to whoever stole a nut milk bag from my stall – well if you really needed it that much that you had to take it, then I forgive you. Otherwise I hope you choke on whatever you make in it!

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it happen.

Events coming up in London include Barabel Mohr at Alternatives tonight, and Sonia Choquette next Monday. Very disappointed that I will be missing her, if anyone goes then let me know what it is like?

And it is London Week of Peace from 9th September to 16th. I don’t know of any specific events going on but I am sure they will become apparent.

I am off on holiday soon (yeeaayy) so won’t be posting for a while unless I get to an internet cafe. 

Festival of Life Part 1

Yesterday was the first day of the Festival of Life in Islington. I decided to be a paying customer rather than have a stall, so I could go to a few talks and have a wander. So making the most of my freedon, I had a quick angel reading followed by an aura reading/photograph. Watched a fantastic demo by Gina and also went to a really good talk by the double act of Adam ‘n’ Warren followed by a glass of their delicious kombucha. The only time I ever tried to make kombucha it tasted of vinegar, so it was good to know what this fantastic drink is meant to taste like.

Was very controlled in only having one piece of chocolate while I was there (one of Liz’s truffles), as I feel that Sunday may result in chocolate overload (I will be selling my favourite flavours, purple corn and spirulina/crystal manna).

For those born under the sign of Aries, Saturn is entering the 6th House of Health and Diet, and so now is the time to make lifestyle changes and improvements to your diet. So it sounds like the right time for me to be setting off to The Tree of Life.