Week In Review

This is a many-weeks-in-review as I’ve slacked off a bit with these. I had planned on a weekly series but with Mofo especially for all of last month, I just kinda kept forgetting about it!

First up, enter my giveaways! Australian readers, you have a couple days left to enter my giveaway (four packets of awesome vegan chocolate!) from Nestar and Miss Sweetie!

Readers in the US and Canada, enter my book giveaway for Lani Muelrath’s The Plant-Based Journey. Makes a perfect gift for someone you know who may be thinking of moving to a plant based lifestyle! Or if you have a vegan outreach centre or library setup, this is a great resource.


Big Sky Sanctuary are holding a mega raffle with amazing prizes (helicopter flight!).

Melbourne Pig Save Rally on October 31st.

Black Cat Charity Ball to benefit Maneki Neko Cat Rescue on October 31st.

World Vegan Day on November 1st! Read my recap from last year.

Cocktails and Whiskers fund raising event for Cheltenham Cat Rescue on November 7th.

World Event To End Animal Cruelty (WEEAC) on November 15th at CERES in Brunswick.

A t-shirt fund raiser for animal sanctuaries. I love the t-shirt design and can’t wait to receive mine (and see what number I am!) Photo below is from www.1mvegans.com (click on the photo or text link to go straight to the 1mvegans.com site):

1mvegans.com cover photo


I saw the Masterpieces From the Hermitage: The Legacy Of Catherine The Great exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. There was much more there than I had anticipated. If you go, wear comfortable shoes because you’ll be there a while! These are some of my favourites (you can take photos at the exhibition, but no flash):

NGV Hermitage Exhibition

Some scenes around the Melbourne CBD area. It wouldn’t be Melbourne if there wasn’t a milk crate left somewhere for no obvious reason:

Melbourne scenes

We’ve had beautiful spring weather (and some hot days) so I like to take my camera on walks. Some scenes from my neighbourhood and a couple from Fitzroy (the white house with window and the fancy house). Aaaand my cat’s favourite place to sit when the washing machine is on, he always cocks his head from side to side (which is really funny for us):

scenes around home


The Chef and the Genomicist: Imagining a Food System Without Animals (letter written by Miyoko Schinner, there are more letters in the series).

Popular pizzeria Gigi in Sydney has gone completely vegan. Guess where I’m going when I’m next in Sydney?

Hog-Nosed Rat: Scientists discover new mammal species in remote Indonesia

Pamela Anderson launches two new lines of vegan footwear and accessories

SBS will be launching a 24 hour food channel. Would be awesome to see vegan shows on tv!


Have a fabulous week, wherever you are!