My bf bought these really weird kiwifruits today. They are called “red heart” kiwis (according to him), and they have a bright red centre when you cut them in half. 

The colour reminds me of a Qurupeco, so I kinda did a quick sketch while eating kiwis.

It’s like you expect the kiwi to be green, but when you cut it…


It’s like how Peco looks like it’s green…

BUT BOOM. Sudden red colour.

On a total side note:

I’m somehow approaching 300 followers 

After blocking some bot blogs today, I realised that I actually have 296 “real” followers. 

I think I said this many times before, but I really didn’t expect to gain followers, so it’s surprising to me that I have over 200 followers now. So thank you to everyone who have been encouraging me, I actually used to be really shy when it comes to showing other people my art. I’ll continue to try my best to improve my drawings, haha 😁

Today’s brunch!! Egg and dairy-free vegan pancakes topped with lots of berries, banana, kiwifruit, desiccated coconut, maple syrup, melted dark and dairy free chocolate and crushed cashews! Was incredibly delicious, you can ‘veganise’ anything when you put your mind to it, it’s so effortless! Instead of using egg and dairy milk in the batter I just used 1 ½ cups of soy milk and made a chia seed ‘egg’ by mixing some boiling water with 2 tbsp of chia seeds to make the batter sticky.

 If anyone is considering switching to a vegan lifestyle and adopting a cruelty-free diet for their New Year’s resolution feel free to inbox me, I’m always here for support and help xx -Zoe

✨INSTAGRAM✨: @veganzoejessica

New Zealand Gothic.

- Come and see our giant kiwifruit. Come and see our giant carrot. Even come and see our giant Lemon and Paeroa bottle. But don’t think, even for a second, about what left them behind.

- You get stuck in traffic. Your dad blames it on foreign drivers. You don’t bother correcting him. You don’t bother telling him that all of these vehicles are unoccupied.

- They say the Moa went extinct. But then, what’s the explanation for the enormous avian figure looming over your bed each night? You don’t know. You just close your eyes and hope it will be gone by morning.

- “I’m just going down to the dairy, you wanna come?”, your friend asks. You refuse. Too often have people uttered that line and never come back. There’s too many dairies. All of them interconnected, woven with each other. They say that you stay lost forever, but you might as well get a phone top-up while you’re there.

- They say that in this country, you are never more than 40 Kilometers from the beach. Everywhere you go, the beach follows. Distant, but close enough to be unnerving. The sand and surf rush to catch up to you as you speed up.

-There is a town in Auckland that used to be overrun by chickens. The local school incorporated them into their school logo. The local school regularly worshiped the chickens. One day, the chickens vanished. The school still worships, waiting. 

- We are proud of our sports. We are proud of the All Blacks. Proud of the all encompassing void that is our national rugby team. 

- The weatherman consults the weather map. He does not find a satisfactory answer. The weatherman consults ancient deities. He does not find a satisfactory answer. The weatherman writes “30% chance of rain” and prays it will be enough.

- As a child, I always watched “What Now?”. They never gave me an answer. I still don’t know what to do now.

- That ad you like comes on. You watch it. You laugh. The nation laughs. But most of all, the government laughs.

- They tell me Lake Taupo was caused by an enormous volcano thousands of years ago. I point questioningly to the enormous figure off the coastline, making other enormous craters with its mighty fists. They pretend they don’t see. 

- The glowworms in Waitomo are trying to communicate. We just don’t know who the intended recipient is.

- Tourists come, looking for Middle Earth. We laugh. We point them to the movie sets. We protect the last of the hobbits.

- We hear our country mentioned in international media. We are excited. Maybe someone will come and free us this time.

- You stare at the Moeraki boulders. You have done this every day since that time you swear you saw one of them move. You spend hours, waiting, watching. Just as you turn to leave, you notice that one is cracked. It was not cracked yesterday. You continue to leave, faster now.

- You drive through the countryside. All the small towns you pass have their own little quirk. This one has a bathroom made mostly of recycled glass bottles. This one has an enormous farmers market. This one has it’s inhabitants cowering inside their homes. They are hiding from you. You drive through the countryside.

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I actually really enjoy their team dynamic?? I dunno, I kinda think there’s a lot of character development possible here

I’ve been tagged by @equinocts thank you lovely!
name: Rachel
nickname: Rachue, Rach, Rae, Rachie, Rae chill, or Shelly
zodiac sign: Virgo
height: 5′2″
nationality: Indian
favourite fruit: Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Grape, Sapodilla, and Kiwifruit
favourite season: Spring & Fall
favourite book: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, and  Love and Misadventure by Lang Leav 
favourite flower: Baby’s Breath, Cherry Blossom, Lilac, Lilies, Lotus, Roses, Peonies, and Orchids
favourite scent: Cherry Blossom, Honey, Honeydew, Vanilla, Lavender, Lilac, Lotus Blossom, and Peach  
favourite colour: Turquoise, Beige, Burgundy, Lavender, White, and Black
coffee, tea or hot cocoa: Tea
average sleep hours: 6-7 hrs
cat or dogs: Both 
favourite fictional character: Haru, Ruby, Oscar, jughead, Veronica Lodge, Hermione Granger and Susan Pevensie
number of blankets you sleep with: 1
dream trip: Europe, Japan, and Hawaii
blog created: November 2016

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