Happy Friday Folks! Here’s hoping you have a great weekend in store – it’s our last here in Falmouth before we head south to Mousehole so we’re in big move excitement mode. To add to the cheerful disposition I’m currently in, the delightful peeps over at Vegfest Bristol are offering two lucky PeaSoup readers (and their chosen friend) the chance to attend this years biggest veggie event. Should you win, you’ll be attending either the Friday or Saturday evening shenanigans on the 23rd and 24th May, which will include performances from Boney M, Abba Gold and Goldblade… fun! The competition deadline is April 30th and winners will be announced in the 1st week of May.
And even if you don’t get your hands on these particular tickets, the daytime admission is priced at a ridiculously reasonable 3 quid with kids under 16 able to go in for FREE. There’ll be stalls, caterers, cookery demos and talks, as well as an arts and crafts tent, comedy hour and the all important all-day bar… five of ’em in fact, not that I’m counting, ahem. As far as I’m concerned there’s no better way to start your summer festivities.
To enter please leave a comment below this post outlining which day you’d like to attend. I will then put the names in a hat and pull two at random – all videoed for you pleasure of course. Good luck y’all!
I’m so excited to announce a really special giveaway from one of my favourite British brands, Seasalt! It’s no secret that I am huge fan of their designs and their ethics – in fact they have recently become the first fashion brand to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development category. Pretty cool, wouldn’t ya say?
You can get your hands on one of their super cute and super versatile neckerchiefs just by following the instructions below. There are so many ways to wear these scarves and are perfect for adding a bit of casual pizazz to any daytime outfit. Also, all of the Seasalt prints are designed specifically for the brand, so you’ll not find them anywhere else. Cute and original …we likey.
HOW TO ENTER: there are ten neckerchiefs up for grabs and all you have to do is head over to the Seasalt website, have a browse through their collection, pick your favourite item and leave it in a comment below. Easy.
I’ve even given you head start by selecting my own current top pick. This gorgeous ‘Eleanor’ brushstroke print skirt below is, for me, the absolute perfect skirt length and I adore the shape too. Great for a stroll in Cornwall (I wish!) or a relaxing lounge in a London park (reality bites).
If you win, you’ll be able to choose your own unique neckerchief print (subject to availability) and nothing says Spring like a pretty scarf, so get those entries in – best of luck!
on this occasion entries are open to UK residents only. winners will be selected at random and notified via email on Sunday 5th May – just in time for the Bank Holiday:)
Update 10th May – the giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. I went old school by opting to put all the names in a (rather fabulous) hat to choose the winners – my little Vine vid can be found here. Congratulations to the lucky winners ….Jackie, Porridge Lady, Carol, Aoibheann, Elle, (Missy)Lisa, Heather P, Anne and Tracy. Well done and enjoy your neckerchiefs!
Karolina! Congrats – the beautiful Nyan Nyan candle will be winging its way to you very shortly my dear.
The winner was chosen at random – I used one of those random number pickers (these things are all very new to me).
Thanks to everyone who entered. There’ll be plenty more chances to win something delightful in the future so please do keep checking back.
Happy (ever so slightly belated) Birthday to PeaSoupEats! That’s right folks, my little blog has been going for just over a year now – where has the time gone, eh? So much has happened in the past year, I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say it was monumental! We’ve moved continents, changed jobs and went vegan – phew! Throughout all the ups and downs my blog has kept me going. It’s recorded my transition from omnivore to vegan, gave me a creative outlet when it wasn’t possible to act and allowed me to develop some dormant photography skills.
Whilst it has been an exciting year there have been some difficult moments too and quite honestly I don’t know what I would’ve done without peasoupeats. It’s been a much needed sounding board whilst on a frustrating tour, enabled me to share my favourite recipes and gave me the push I needed to experiment more in the kitchen – taking my passion for food and turning it into an obsession!
So, in order to celebrate my blog birthday in style I thought a giveaway was in order. I’ve been wanting to have a giveaway for a while now so this is long overdue really but, y’know, I needed to source the right gift first because you guys are special and deserve a special gift. I’d thought about a foodie gift or something for the kitchen but pots and pans don’t necessarily say ‘I love ya, thanks for reading, keep coming back’ so I was kinda waiting for the right thing to come to me and by golly that’s just what happened.
I’m crazy about candles (yes, I’m one of those people that dot them all over the place) and have a scary amount of candle holders with more been added with worrying frequency (I think I might have a slight problem). Since going vegan though I’ve had to be a lot more conscious about my candles to ensure they contain no animal products, i.e. beeswax or animal fat, which can be quite limiting, as soy/plant based candles aren’t as widely available much to my dismay. Therefore, when I discover any new company venturing into the soy candle market I want to jump up and down and shout ‘hooray’! That’ s exactly what happened (kinda – I managed to refrain from jumping and shouting) when I chanced upon Nyan Nyan Candles whilst surfing the web.
Not only are Nyan Nyan made from 100% Soy wax they are completely vegan friendly – in fact, their recipes and methods have been approved by The Vegan Society as being vegan, which means they’ll now be able to display that lovely flower symbol on their products. How magnificent is that? Their scented candles contain essential oils – none of this nasty perfumed business – and they come in various varieties so there’s something to suit all tastes.
You can imagine then how thrilled I was when the lovely Lucy (the clever girl behind the candles) offered a Large Mandarin and Sweet Orange Pillar Candle for this very giveaway. All you have to do if you want to win this super duper, vegan friendly, smells heavenly without hurting the planet candle is leave a comment below with your name and your favourite peasoupeats recipe. I’ll then choose the winner by entering the names into a random number generator thingy and et voila the candle will be winging its way to you pronto.
On this occasion the giveaway is for UK residents only.
p.s. I love ya, thanks for reading, keep coming back x