Don’t BRUSH me off…

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Can’t wait to start using these Revolution Pro brushes! They’re so SOFT!

 

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Kombucha much?

Maybe you’re like me and you’re a bit late in the game coming to the newly gentrified foods. First it was Quinoa then kale now kombucha! Seems companies can’t get enough of lesser known(to us white folks) foods to popularise and produce on a massive scale!

Because I’ve been struggling with my gut(thanks to a load of previously undiagnosed allergies) I’ve spent a load of time trying to find things to help. Probiotics came up time and time again in my searches, and while most of the products out there seem pretty dubious(again it seems like corporations jumping on a trend) I have found one or two that seemed legit! You won’t be surprised when I say I wanted to keep it OLD SCHOOL. Vintage is really a way of life and FERMENTED FOODS take that to a whole new level!

I am always suspicious of trends because if we’re being honest they’re usually all hype and no substance. This was my worry when it came to probiotics so in finding foods to add to my diet I have far more faith in traditional fermented foods than I would say … a probiotic yogurt!

After discovering (lets stop using that word white folks, it has this violent implications, finding out about something that has existed for ages is not a discovery and calling that gives yourself way to much credit and erases the people who DID discover/invent/create/originated it… just think of Columbus)Kimchi a few years ago when we visited Korea I knew I had one tasty food to fall back on… but I wanted more!

When it comes to food I am so greedy, I want to taste and try everything!

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Photo by me.

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I love waffles. I hadn’t ever had a waffle(that wasn’t an Eggo) until I was in my late teens.

I have always wanted a waffle iron… but have never owned one. Recently a friend lend me theirs… I’m obsessed. I’ve been trying a few different recipes but got the best results from this one… even if baking using cup measures instead of weights is LUNACY I managed a pretty good result.

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When we first adopted Zelda I wanted to find a collar with a bell for her, however putting a regular collar on a cat is DANGEROUS! DO NOT DO IT! Don’t put a collar on a cat that doesn’t have a QUICK RELEASE!

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I spent MONTHS trying to find a collar with a quick release, also called ‘break away’ collars, without much luck. I wanted something in leather, something classic and stylish… because I am that kind of #catmom, and had almost given up home… then I found Cheshire&Wain. They’re a LUXURY brand for sure as most collars will run you 40£ to 60£ for a collar.

I have had to talk myself out of buying Zelda a second one for over a year now. They just dropped a new collection and once again I’m having to talk myself out of ordering one. My daughter deserves to be spoiled. Her current collar is grey  with a ‘Fur Bae‘ charm, and ID tag(she’s also microchipped OBVS) added and tbh she needs a more colourful one for special occasions.

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I have this bitter soft spot for collage art. In the final year of my degree I wanted to do my thesis work in collage, however the old white guy who was my assigned to be my mentor(and would be grading my work) straight up said ‘collage isn’t art’… this guy also repeatedly name dropped having hung out with Andy Warhol so the irony wasn’t lost on me. So because I didn’t want to flunk out I completely changed my thesis work… and hated it.

…now while I still love collage, it always reminds me how I didn’t stand my ground in school.

 

All these works are by Lidwine Titli.