I learned yesterday that when you see a bee on the ground that isn’t moving, it’s not necessarily dead, it’s probably just dead tired from carrying lots of pollen and needs re-energising. So if you mix a tiny bit of water with some sugar and let it drink it will give it the boost it needs to continue on its way. Bizarrely, this exact thing happened today! I found a knackered bee, mixed up some sugar water, gave it a drink and watched it guzzle and guzzle then suddenly come back to life. It was amazing! Thank you patrick, it was an excellent tip that i’ll never forget and will continue to pass on to others!

I was sorry to say goodbye to my gym instructor, Jimmy, today. The gym’s still going but he’s sold up and I doubt i’ll see him that often now, if at all. We had a little chat and a cuddle and he told me it’d been a pleasure getting to know me, and  “…you’re a ‘cracking’ lass and I really will miss you a lot” in his very broad Bradfordian accent! Same goes for me Jim, i’ll miss our banter and your constant cheek, it won’t be the same without you :(

More cake talk! Steven and I went to the Leeds Vegan Festival at The Queens Hotel today. There were tonnes of stalls selling a vast array of animal friendly products and some amazing looking (and smelling!) food. Amongst other things, we bought these Chocolate and Mint Chocolate cupcakes made by - and they were absolutely gorgeous! There’s something so liberating about being in a room full of like-minded people, knowing you can touch and taste everything in front of you, without having to worry that an animal has been harmed in any way for consumer pleasure. It’s a rare and incredible feeling :)