Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bits and pieces.

Hallo meine Lieben,

it has been a while. Well, I do read what you guys have to say but I never really find the time to come up with a post myself. But since it is a new month (May already!!), I thought I should come up with some little pieces of my life here and there. Nothing really exciting but I think a sign of life is in order.  So let's start with a cute picture because cute pictures are always a good way to start anything. Plus cats do rule. All other animals rule too, of course. 

1. My laptop keyboard only works 12% of the time which is really annoying and makes typing a pain in the ass. I have no idea how to exchange a laptop keyboard plus I am known to be the one to destroy all electronics, I don't even try to fix it. 

2. Tiffie the bunny will turn 6 tomorrow. I am very excited and bought party hats. 

3. I cannot believe it but I am behind my Goodreads reading challenge schedule. Only one book but I am still embarrassed. Not that I don't read but I think I started 10 books at the same time so I really need to stick to one and finish it for now. 

4. I am really into baking. Last weekend I made a chocolate cherry cake which is delicious even though it got stuck in the baking pan and does not look all too pretty. I always drink coffee while I bake. 

5. So many things I have and want to do right now but not enough time. 

6. I am addicted to Jalapeños. 

7. I still haven't watched the Paddington Bear movie. 

8. I need to get a haircut.

9. Somebody told me that my handwriting is a big mess last week.

10. I own two laundry baskets but one of them only serves as a cat bed. 

11. I made a new kitty friend yesterday. He let me pet him and he ate my treats. The mommy of the kitty told me how surprised she was that the cat was so loving and affectionate towards me because he would usually hate strangers and would run away. Made me happy to hear that. Not that the cat hates strangers but that he liked me. The treats might have helped a bit. 

12. I think that "Everything happens for a reason" is absolute bullsh#$%.

13. I think I want to start wearing lipstick more often. Which means more than once a year.  I love the ones by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. 

14. My favorite computer game is Day Of The Tentacle. I am in the mood to play it again. 

15. I am really into anthracite walls. And anything copper. 

So, what's new with you? I really want to blog more often again. I hope I can handle that. I miss blogging. Have a great rest of the week and see you soon!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Meet The Felines.

Hallo meine Lieben,

the lovely Erin from TexErin-in-Sydneyland is hosting a fantastic link-up and this week you can Meet the Felines. So hop over, say hi and see lots of cute kitty cats. Last week I introduced my bunnies Findus and Tiffie, you can find the post here

Here we go:

Meet Lumpi & Tiger, the two cats who make my life a lot happier. They are brothers and I adopted them when they were babies and my former landlord's brother wanted to "get rid of them". Whatever that means. I don't think I want to know. We will celebrate their 8th birthday this July. Every kitty birthday is a big event and we celebrate with presents and extra treats. But I guess I am not the only one who celebrates the birthdays of their furry family members, right?

Lumpi is the black guy and Tiger the tabby cat. Their favorites pastimes include sleeping on my bed, snoring, playing with their favorite mouse toy or with random accessories  like paper balls, pens and other things that are not made for cats, eating, sleeping on my lap, entertaining the bunnies, watching the birds, sleeping on my clothes, especially when they are in the laundry basket (clean of course), sitting in the tub and drinking water out of the faucet, trying to disturb me when I read and cuddling with each other. As you can see below. 

They get along perfectly fine with their bunny brothers. As long as Tiger does not try to sleep on Tiffie's favorite chair. Then Tiffie jumps on him and scares him away. The bunnies are definitely in charge, there is no doubt. 

They are such cuddly and loving cats. When you sit down on the couch, Tiger will immediately jump on your lap and Lumpi will curl up next to you - and then you are not allowed to leave anymore. 
Tiger usually wakes me up every morning exactly ten minutes before my alarm goes off. He's the best alarm clock you can imagine, that is for sure. 
These guys bring a smile on my face every day. And I am so thankful that they are a part of my family.

And of course, here's the queen: my dad's cat Jerry who is basically my sister. She is 11,5 years old and a bit of a diva. Which means she always gets what she wants. But who can resist that pretty face?

She loves eating, sleeping, meowing and cardboard boxes. Especially cardboard boxes. Lots of cardboard boxes. Big and small. No cat beds. Just cardboard boxes. One time I got her a new cat bed as a present but she only cared for the cardboard box it got delivered in. I think she has at least 6 or 7 to choose from at any time.

So now I am curious about your feline companions. Please tell me something about them!
Have a great rest of the week! And link up with Erin, of course!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Meet the.....bunnies!

Hallo meine Lieben, 

I know, I know. I have not posted in a while but I am trying to keep up with all your blogs and I am hoping to post more regularly soon again. 
Today is a very special occasion: I am linking up with my lovely friend Erin from TexErin-in-Sydneyland! And today's topic is "Meet the canines". I guess now you are thinking that I am cheating and I kind of am...but I am not a dog mommy (yet) but Erin said that bunnies would be okay as well. And since my bunnies are super-awesome I thought you might want to read about them. Make sure to check back next week for "Meet the felines" (and link-up of course!). And of course hop over and say hi to Erin, she loves books and animals and is overall fantastic!

So here we go: my bunny family members Findus and Tiffie. 

One afternoon a friend of mine knocked on my door and when I opened her she was standing there with the tiniest cutest bunny in her hands: it was Tiffie. She rescued him (at that point I thought Tiffie was a girl though) from a really bad situation and knew how much I love animals and that I always talked about adding bunnies again to my family. So there we were, me totally unprepared but absolutely in love with the little creature and her in desperate need for a home for the bunny. So of course Tiffie moved in with me. But bunnies are very social animals and do not like to live alone. They need a bunny companion. I knew the cats wouldn't be enough (although the bunnies love their feline brothers...most of the time). The next day I checked the internet and of course there were homeless bunnies in desperate need for a home. I called the shelter, went there, saw Findus and had to take him home with me because he reminded me of my bunny Knuffi who lived with me when I was a child. 

Shortly after, Tiffie got really sick. He had a really bad infection which he probably got before he moved in with me. Of course this got Findus sick too. They both stopped eating and were in really bad shape. The first vet I talked to in the animal clinic told me that she did not see a chance for them. I requested another vet. Findus and Tiffie are fighters and I believed that they could make it. I had to feed them with a syringe every couple of hours and they had to take lots of medication. We basically lived in the animal clinics because we went there every day. Sometimes twice. The first couple of weeks of their lives were not that great...but as you can see: they made it! And they are happy and healthy bunnies who will celebrate their 6th birthdays next month!

I cannot put into words how much I love these guys and how happy they make me. Even the cats love them a lot. They like to sleep in the bunnies' room (yes, they have their own room, I had my clothes and shoes in there before but of course the bunnies deserved the room) and the bunnies are fine with that...most of the time. Sometimes Tiffie gets annoyed when my cat Tiger sleeps in his spot and then just jumps on his back to make him go away. It always works. 

Findus and Tiffie love to chase each other (and the cats), they love sleeping (especially in their bed (yes, they have a wooden bed with blankets and pillow) and eating (mostly carrots, apples, dried dandelion and other good stuff), they clean each other and hang out in the sunshine. They dislike grooming, driving in the car, going to the vet and when I go on their nerves. 

Those guys make me happy every single day.

Please come back next week to meet the cats. And of course link up with Erin.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

100 questions no one ever asks. {Part II}

Hallo meine Lieben,

I hope you are all doing well and are having a good time. I am really sorry about my lack of posts. Hopefully that will change soon. But for now it's time for part II of these 100 weird questions. You can find part I here. And of course it would be brilliant to read your answers as well. 

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
I am pretty sure that was in Grundschule, maybe when I was 8 or 9. I do not like having my pictures taken. I always look like an idiot.  

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
I am not really a fan of musicals. The only one I have ever seen was Dance Of The Vampires which was good because it has vampires in it. Other than that I don't even like it when they do musical episodes of TV shows I like. Just stop singing and keep talking. 

53. Is Christmas stressful?
Not for me because I do not really celebrate it very much. 

54. Ever eat a pierogi?
Yes, I did. 

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
Apple or cherry or coconut. Pie is always a good idea. 

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
Vet, lawyer, emergency surgeon, a ghost haunting a library. 

57. Do you believe in ghosts?

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
Yeah, a bunch of times. 

59. Do you take a vitamin daily?
I take some vitamin B12 supplements. 

60. Do you wear slippers?
If that means house slippers then yes. I could not survive without house slippers. Best invention ever. 

61. Do you wear a bath robe?
Hell yeah. It is white, fuzzy and has ears. I also have a pink one. I love everything that keeps me warm. 

62. What do you wear to bed?
Clothes that keep me warm. Often a couple of layers because I am always cold. 

63. What was your first concert?
Die Sterne in Trier, Germany. Actually, my mom went to a Marius Müller-Westernhagen concert when she was pregnant with me. If that counts. 

64. Walmart, Target, or Kmart?
Target. They have cruelty-free and vegan beauty products. 

65. Nike or Adidas?
Any company that provides vegan options. 

66. Cheetos or Fritos?
I never had any of those. I doubt they are vegan. I do like chips though. 

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
Both. I like all kinds of nuts and seeds. 

68. Name ten food items you always have in your kitchen.
Bananas, apples, carrots, vegan cheese, tea, bread, chocolate, vegan "nutella", Müsli, soy milk. 

69. Ever take dance lessons?
No, never. Maybe I should. 

70. What is your favorite word?

71. Can you curl your tongue?
I think so. 

72. Ever won a spelling bee?
I don't think we had those in Germany when I went to school. I only know them from TV shows. 

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

74. Own any record albums?
I own a lot of vinyls. When I was a teenager I spent a lot of time in record stores.  

75. Own a record player?
Of course. 

76. Do you regularly burn incense?
I rarely do that. Most of them smell weird. Plus they always make a mess...maybe that is just me. I prefer candles. 

77. Ever been in love?

78. Who would you like to see in concert?
Refused. The Beatles. Take That (all five of them together)

79. What was the last concert you saw?
Muse I think. Or …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. Not sure which one was the last one. I need to go to concerts more often. I went every weekend when I was a teenager. 

80. Hot tea or cold tea?
Hot tea. 

81. Tea or coffee?
Tea mostly, sometimes coffee. 

82. Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles?
I don't know what snickerdoodles are. I like peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (the Vegan Zombie recipe).

83. Can you swim well?
Oh no, not at all. I would probably drown. I am terribly scared of deep water so I never go swimming. 

84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
Yeah, but I don't do it.  

85. Are you patient?
Not at all. 

86. DJ or band at a wedding?
I really don't know. I have not been to many weddings. I don't like those hyper DJ's. 

87. Ever won a contest?
A drawing contest. And a track and field competition ( long time ago!). And one time I wrote a play which got recorded for the radio.  

88. Have you ever had plastic surgery?
No. Just boring ones. 

89. Which are better: black or green olives?
None, I don't care about olives. 

90. Can you knit or crochet?
No, but I would love to. I am trying to learn how to knit. 

91. Best room for a fireplace?

92. Actor/actress you cannot stand?
Tom Cruise. Meg Ryan. Liam Neeson. 

93. Actor/actress you really like?
Joaquin Phoenix. Norman Reedus. 

94. Who was your high school crush?
A guy a couple of years older than me. I don't think he even knew I existed when we went to school. I went on a date with him when I was 19 or 20 and it was the most boring evening ever. 

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?

96. Do you have kids?
I have furry kids. 

97. Do you want kids?
Definitely more furry ones. 

98. What is your favorite color?
Black. Dark green. Copper.  

99. Do you miss anyone right now?

100. A movie you really want to watch right now?

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely Sunday and talk more soon!
Please let me know if you answer these questions as well. I would love to read your responses!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Receiving an award is warming my heart.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I am a bad blogger right now. 
I really am. And I am very sorry. I hope that will change very soon.
Even though I really suck at blogging right now, my fabulous friend Em from Backlist Books (who is a wonderful person who also likes to talk about books and to cuddle with kitties) surprised me by giving me the "Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award" which sounds pretty damn fantastic to me. I feel very honored (thank you Em, you rule very much)!

This look looks pretty cool early 90's like. Which makes the award even better. 
So now it is up to me to answer Em's questions. Which will be fun because the questions are all about books and I love to talk about books. And animals. 

1. What 2015 book are you most excited about?

That's an easy one. It's "Verheißung" by Jussi Adler-Olsen and Carl Mørck's 6th case. I am waiting for this book since fall 2013 when I finished the 5th book and it is driving me insane. The Danish original got published last October and I was mad because I do not understand Danish. But now the wait is almost over. 

2. Which blog did you discover recently that you can't believe you didn't know about?

Cake Invasion. Lots of delicious vegan treats. Went to the store yesterday to get all the ingredients I need to bake something called Death By Chocolate which totally sounds like my kind of thing. My friend Julia told me about it. (I know, it's not a book blog but we all need a snack while reading.)

3. What's the best book outside of your regular genres/topics/authors you've read in the past year? (You can extend this time-frame if you haven't been reading adventurously lately!)

I know I talked about this book before but I really really liked All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Which is more of an YA love story (not the bad kind, I usually dislike love stories but there's more to this book, just read it) and not my usual crime novel. 

4. Judging books by their covers: yay or nay?

I totally judge books by their covers. Cheap covers freak me out and I don't pick the book up. I might miss something good but people should make an effort to have a good cover for their books. I often find myself hating the American cover but loving the German one (don't know why but the German crime novel covers are usually much better looking). And sometimes it's even the other way round. 

5. What's your favourite book-to-movie adaptation?

Harry Potter. High Fidelity. The Silence of the Lambs. The Lord of the Rings. Trainspotting. 

6. Which fictional world do you wish you could move into?

I want to live in Hogwarts, fly on a broom, play Quidditch and talk to my owl. Also I always wanted to live in an old castle. Preferable without Voldemort, the Death Eaters and all that crap. 

7. Hardcover or paperback?

I have more paperbacks, that is for sure. I mean, they are cheaper so I can buy more. Easy. But usually the hardcovers get published earlier so when I really want to read a book as soon as possible then I buy the hardcover edition. And of course it is nice to have some fancy looking old hardcover books in your shelf. 

8. How many books do you read in a week, on average, and are you happy with your number?

I can't really say. That depends how much time I have. I read 8 books in January, only 4 in February but I am already on my third for March. Also, I am reading books that are not just for fun. I am not happy with my number because I would love to read a lot more books if possible. My tbr-pile is growing and growing and I need to find some time to read them all. 

9. Which books are on the top of your TBR list?

The Adler-Olsen one I mentioned earlier, The Silence of Bonaventure ArrowNight FilmThe Last Time We Say GoodbyeHorrorstörThe Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81The ShepherdEtta and Otto and Russel and JamesWhat If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical QuestionsIf I Fall, If I Die, ....oh, and an intimidating amount of more books. 

10. Because this is Backlist Books, which books published at least a year ago are highest on your TBR?

Well, some of the books mentioned above were published at least a year ago. Also, I finally want to read Gone Girl because it really sounds interesting and I think I am one of the few people who have not read it yet. And then Thirteen Reasons WhyA Man Called Ove.....

Em's questions are so good that I don't even want to come up with other ones. Instead I would be thrilled if you would answer her questions as well! Erin (Mini.Rebel), would you? 
Have a fabulous week! Thanks so much for reading!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The one where I feel honored and talk about songs and travels and movies and blogging and some other stuff.

Hallo meine Lieben,

a while ago my wonderful friend Chrissy from The Brave Wanderer (go check her out if you haven't already, she is fabulous) surprised me by giving me an award. And I felt so honored because it always gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling when somebody actually likes my weird blog. 
Chrissy, thank you again for nominating me! It means so much! I am happy to be able to call you a friend. Sorry it took me a couple of days to post this!

Friends rule. 

What is your favorite song?

Oh, there are so many! "New Noise" by Refused, "Tattva" by Kula Shaker, "Funny little frog" by Belle & Sebastian, "Electricity" by Suede, "Park Life" by Blur, "Whatever" by Oasis, "Was hat dich bloss so ruiniert" by Die Sterne, " Ich bin ganz sicher schon mal hiergewesen" by Tocotronic, "I don't care as long as you sing" by Beatsteaks, "The bartender and the thief" by Stereophonics, "Motorcycle Emptiness" by Manic Street Preachers, "Apply some pressure" by Maximo Park, "About a girl" by Nirvana, "Munich" by Editors, "Kung Fu" by Ash, "Svefn-g-englar" by Sigur Rós, "No you girls" by Franz Ferdinand, "Hysteria" by Muse, "3 libras" by A Perfect Circle....Oh and, classical music. I like music. 

Where would you like to travel if you could go anywhere?

Pretty much anywhere but on top of my list are Iceland, Ireland, Christmas Island, India, New Zealand, Sweden, Estonia. 

Do you regret something in your past?

Yes, trusting some non-trustworthy people. 

What is your favorite time of the day and why?

Late evening because it is the most relaxing time of the day and usually the time I cuddle with my furry family members, read a book, eat a snack and watch a movie/show. Also I like getting up early on the weekends when everybody else is still asleep because it is so quiet. 

Do you have a secret wish?

Of course I have. 

We all have a movie we could watch over and over - which one is yours?

The Boondock Saints, Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, Napoleon Dynamite, Reality Bites, Before Sunrise, Bienvenue chez les Ch'Tis, Wayne's World, Dodgeball, Love Actually, The Holiday, Harry Potter, Star Wars, From Dusk Till Dawn, School of Rock, High Fidelity, The Sword In The Stone. 

Is there a craft you would like to learn?

Yes, knitting and sewing. But I would like to learn all crafts to be honest. I like crafts. 

Road trip, air travel or by train?

Road trip. Or by train. Not a fan of flying. Trains are my favorite I would say. 

Camping or hotel?

Hotel. I don't think I am the born camper. One or two nights are fine but I always get so cold, even in summer. 

When did you start blogging and why?

Almost 3 years ago. I started reading blogs a couple of months before and I loved it so much that I started my own. Never regretted it. I have met so many wonderful people because of my blog. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?

Living in an quirky cottage with my loved ones and lots of animals, running an animal sanctuary, having a job I truly love, reading lots of books. And having my own library. 

This was fun! Thanks again to Chrissy for the honor! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! Maybe you want to answer Chrissy's questions as well. I would love to read what you have to say!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A bookish friendship.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I feel very lucky to have such wonderful friends like Martha and Erin. We have a whole lot in common and one of these things is our love for books. Erin had the fantastic idea to do a book-related link-up and here we are. If you do not already love those girls' blogs, then please hop over and say hello. 

1. Name a book that made you feel happy -

M. Bill Bryson's books make me laugh, which makes me happy.

K. All the Adrian Mole diaries by Sue Townsend. Those books are so hilarious that they make my smile every single time I read them. Which is why I read them quite often - and I am not planning to stop. 

E. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, I love Douglas Adams pure British humor meets space opera. The whole series is fantastic.

2. Name a book that made you cry -

M. I cried over one of the character deaths in The Knife of Never Letting Go. If you've read it you'll probably guess which one. (No spoilers here.)

K. The most recent one was "All The Bright Places" by Jennifer Niven. I don't want to spoil anything because if you have not read it yet then you clearly should. But it is definitely one of those books that touches your heart in a way that makes you smile and cry. 

E. The Dark River by John Twelve Hawks. I loved The Fourth Realm Trilogy and recommend everyone read it, so I won't give away why this made me cry...but it did.

3. Name a book that made you adventurous -

M. I suppose reading the Nancy Drew novels gave me a sense of adventure as a kid. I thought it'd be awesome to sleuth around like she did. As an adult, Bill Bryson's books have made me want to travel, even if it's only through my own backyard.

K. When I was a teenager I read a book by a person who traveled around the world to find the perfect place to live. And at some point she lived on Christmas Island for a while. The description of that island impressed me so much that I decided that I have to travel there someday. I want to see the famous crab migration. The crime novels Arnaldur Indriðason make me want to travel to Iceland as soon as possible. Such a fascinating country. 

E. Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis. I am going back a few years here, but as a child I used to love this book and probably read it about 15 times. I imagined running off to live on a boat and have adventures. (Looking back I should have done that, maybe there is still time!)

4. Name a book that scared you -

M. The Ruins, by Scott Smith. You won't look at plants the same way afterward.

K. "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer because the truth about the meat/dairy/egg industry is scary and horrifying. 

E. The Stand by Stephen King, I don't trust humans not to mess around with biological warfare. After all recent events have shown that some countries see the Geneva Conventions as vague guidelines.  (Additional shout out to 1984)

5. What book did you dislike at first, but really loved by the time you were done with it?

M. I really struggled to get into A Game of Thrones--I thought it was tedious and long-winded. But by the end I'd totally changed my mind and loved it.

K. I am thinking about this questions for days and I cannot really come up with an answer. I don't think that ever happened to me. There are books that I had to start reading a couple of times before I finished them. But that was mostly because I did not really get into the books at first, not because I really disliked them. One recent book was "Eleanor & Park". I think I started reading it 4 times before I really started to feel the book. And after the first 40 pages or so I absolutely loved it and could not stop reading.

E. Several years ago I picked up The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, read the first chapter, and put it down. Then about two years ago I got it again and basically binge read the trilogy! I have no idea why I wasn't hooked the first time..

6. What fantasy land do you most want to visit?

M. I wouldn't mind spending an evening at the Night Circus.

K. Hogwarts. I always wanted to fly on a broom and learn how to do magic. 

E. Jasper Fforde's literary world. If you have not read Fforde's book pick up The Eyre Affair and Shades of Grey now. Actually, after writing this I am inspired to give them a reread!

7. What character do you identify with most?

M. I've thought about this one all weekend and can't come up with a really good answer. I suppose I slightly identify with Eliza Braun from The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences--she's a bit out of place and a little too feisty for her own good. Though I'm sure she's much braver than I am!

K. I don't really identify with any character. If I have to name one I would say Luna Lovegood. Her mother died when she was young, she behaves strange, she speaks up for others, she likes books, she is artistic, has some odd beliefs, she is brave, a nonconformist, she is bluntly honest, she does not care what other people think of her and she wore a dress made of rainbows. And she wants to find a Crumple-Horned Snorkack.

E. I kinda hate saying Lisbeth Salander, but it's true. Bad childhood, I wear a lot of black, did boxing for a couple years, have several tattoo's and more than a passing interest in technology. If only I could have her photographic memory!

8. Who is your secret literary crush?

M. Aragorn, though that's not much of a secret!

K. Tim from the TKKG books (my childhood literary crush) and Inspector Erik Winter from the Åke Edwardson crime novels. Oh, and Bob the street cat. 

E. Lord Vetenari from the Discworld series. What girl doesn't love a morally ambiguous genius?

9. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

M. I don't know if he's really a villain, aside from his family associations, but I love Tyrion Lannister. Actually, I don't know anyone who doesn't!

K. Patrick Bateman. He disgusts and fascinates me at the same time. I have a  slight obsession with serial killers. Give me a book about serial killers and I'll read it. Which is why I also like Hannibal Lecter. 

E. Napoleon from Animal Farm.  How can you not love an evil pig written by George Orwell and based on Stalin. It's genius.

10.What is the geekiest thing you have ever done for your love of books?

M. I don't think I've done anything truly geeky yet. Though the husband and I have agreed that if we get a pure black girl cat, we have to name her Guenhwyvar after Drizzt Do'Urden's magical panther.

K. A midnight Harry Potter release - including staying up all night and finishing the book in a couple of hours. Going to a book flea market and coming home with bags full of books. Going to the movies to watch all the Lord Of The Rings films in one night. 

E. I have a tattoo of a turtle that partially represents The Great A'Tuin from the Discworld series.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed it. You can find out more about Erin and Martha on their brilliant blogs. 
Have a fantastic week!

And of course thanks to Erin and Martha for being such fabulous friends! It means a lot!

PS: We also did a vegan-themed link-up a year ago (can't believe that was already a year ago!) which you can find there: Journey to vegan: three stories