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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:58 pm 
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Anyone fancy hanging out at the beginning of December in t'South? I may (hopefully! if I can find cheap accomodation down London way) be staying for a night or two. Anyone?

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ooh, maybe! Are you coming for Melisser's book signings? For cheap accommodation in London, try easy hotel. You can get rooms for as cheap as £25 a night, and there's hotels in Kensington, Earl's Court and Victoria. The rooms are weeny though, but have been clean and reasonably comfy both times I have stayed in the Kensington one.


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 Post subject: Re: UK UK!!! v2.0
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Tesco sea salt and cracked black pepper hummus is also yummy.

That is my favourite hummus ever, it's awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: UK UK!!! v2.0
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hana wrote:
Tesco sea salt and cracked black pepper hummus is also yummy.

That is my favourite hummus ever, it's awesome.


More than Tesco sea salt and black pepper AND Tesco caramalised onion the WAITROSE hummouses (Sorry IB?!) is better times a million. Caramalised onion, piri piri and moroccon are especially good and worth paying the extra 20p or so.

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 Post subject: Re: UK UK!!! v2.0
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I've never taken any supplements but my dry skin is driving me mad, so I thought I might get one. I looked the Veg 1, just because it's easy, but the first 2 ingredients are sugar, which I don't really want. Can anyone recommend a good multi which is specially designed to cover most of the likely things I miss out on, like the Veg 1 does?

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hana wrote:
ooh, maybe! Are you coming for Melisser's book signings? For cheap accommodation in London, try easy hotel. You can get rooms for as cheap as £25 a night, and there's hotels in Kensington, Earl's Court and Victoria. The rooms are weeny though, but have been clean and reasonably comfy both times I have stayed in the Kensington one.


Sadly, no! I've been offered a ticket to see one of my favourite bands ever ever ever. I've not decided if I'm going yet, cos of money, but I'm more than tempted. Of course, as soon as I buy travel/accom I just know they'll decide to play up here anyway!

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 Post subject: Re: UK UK!!! v2.0
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I've never taken any supplements but my dry skin is driving me mad, so I thought I might get one. I looked the Veg 1, just because it's easy, but the first 2 ingredients are sugar, which I don't really want. Can anyone recommend a good multi which is specially designed to cover most of the likely things I miss out on, like the Veg 1 does?



I used to take the special Holland and Barratt supplement they make for vegans until I switched to Veg 1 cos it's so much cheaper. It wasn't the chewable sugar kind so it might be more up your street. About £5, I think?

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I got some dark chocolate Hobnobs the other day, thinking they HAD to be vegan. Schoolboy error in not checking - they have butter oil. On the plus side, I wanted some so much that today I went out and bought plain Hobnobs and vegan dark chocolate and did it myself.

I'm trying to wait for the chocolate to set, but it's difficult..


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Freeze that shiitake!

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Sounds like way too much effort to me :p

Have often thought about putti white chocolate on biscuits myself, but haven't been arsed yet ;)

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My freezer was too full of chips, due to the 6 other students I live with. But damn it, it was worth the wait - coffee and a chocolate Hobnob for me!


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I heard people in the south don't wear shoes at night. You poor dears!

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 Post subject: Re: UK UK!!! v2.0
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hey uk people! need advice from people who travel london-brighton frequently: say i want to take a few friends for a day trip in brighton... where do i get cheap train/bus tickets? and what touristy things do you recomend (as well as vegan-y things!) we check out? thanks!


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If you can book in advance, check out thetrainline.com. Sometimes you can get a deal, especially if you're flexible about the time you go. And definitely look into booking singles each way instead of a return, though for a journey that short, you're usually best off getting an off-peak super saver return.

I have no advice about what to do in Brighton because I've never been there. Though if they have a Shake-away, definitely check that shiitake out. It's awesome!

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I'm pretty sure they have a Shake-away. It's YUM!


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cosmiclettuce definitely check out thetrainline.com for cheap advance tickets to Brighton. We do indeed have a Shakeaway, it's on Bond Street in the North Laine area. The next street along from Bond Street is Gardner Street which has the Infinity Cafe & Red Veg and then on the corner is Infinity Foods. The next street along is Kensington Gardens which has Wai Kika Moo Kau & Iydea.

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what touristy things do you recomend we check out?


The pier?

And of course, the Pavilion...

Have a look for Ink'd gallery, which often has cool exhibitions on but has weird opening times.

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Eee, there's so many Brighton vegans. I'm going to make my friend join this board - he's soon moving to Brighton to work in a vegan cafe in Lewes.

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Hello lovelies! We've hired a car until next Friday (freedom!), so I'm on a mission to acquire some Cheezly. Where would be my best bet for hunting some down? We're in the West Midlands, but we're driving down to Hertfordshire tomorrow. I read somewhere that Holland and Barrett carries Redwood products, is that where I should look? Is there anywhere else that generally has it? What are the best flavours that I should definitely try?

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If you can find somewhere with a good independent Health Food shop, they'd probably have as good or better a selection than H&B.

I like the melting Cheezly (mozarella and gouda flavours) but not the normal stuff - have you tried Sheese?

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Thank you! I'll just have to stick with H&B, as I don't have time to wander around looking for an independent health food shop, since I wouldn't even begin to know where to find one.

I've never tried Sheese either - if I can find some I'd love to try it as well.

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Mr Flibble's a West Mids fella - he could probably point you in the direction of indy Health Food shops.

I like the strong cheddar and smoked cheddar Sheese flavours. Cheddar Sheese and melty Cheezly combine well for cheese on toast (with vegan Worcester sauce). If you can't find the Sheeses of your dreams in H&B, maybe you could get them delivered to where you're staying from Goodness Direct?

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Hello lovelies! We've hired a car until next Friday (freedom!), so I'm on a mission to acquire some Cheezly. Where would be my best bet for hunting some down? We're in the West Midlands, but we're driving down to Hertfordshire tomorrow. I read somewhere that Holland and Barrett carries Redwood products, is that where I should look? Is there anywhere else that generally has it? What are the best flavours that I should definitely try?


Yup, Holland and Barrett carries Cheezly! Also, my favorite health food shop is right by Liverpool Street station, across from Spitalfields Market. It's small and it doesn't have any fruit and veg, but it has all kinds of cheezes, faux meets, prepared meals, and general awesomeness.

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I found http://www.nahs.co.uk/nahs/exhibitorsearch.asp, which is a list of independent health food shops in the UK. It doesn't seem to have all of them, only those registered with the NAHS but there are definitely a couple in Hertforshire/the West Midlands on there. If all else fails, you could order online from somewhere like Vegan Store.

You'll be able to get some types of Cheezly in H&B but not all of them. You want to try the mozzarella style melting one! If you can get them, the super melting cheddar ready sliced type is awesome for cheese on toast. Everyone seems to rave about the one with bacon pieces, but I haven't had it.

Incidentally, H&B is doing a buy one, get one half price on everything in store, so you could do worse if all you can find is H&B.


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Whoa - thanks you guys! I'm excited to see what I can find! We're only here for another week, so I'm a little scared of ordering anything because what if it doesn't come in time?

Do Cheezly and Sheese have to stay refrigerated?

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