Category Archives: Vegetarianism

This lady’s not for turning……

Market © Barbara Hopkins

Market © Barbara Hopkins

A couple of years ago I posted a piece here about being a vegetarian and the assorted reactions I receive to this clearly rather outstanding confession (including the dearth of light bulb moments).  With the topic due for an update, a great article by Maja Dezulovic has spurred me to move the topic to the top of my blog post plan.

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Passionate About Paris: Vegetarian? C’est pas grave!

Vegetarian?  Heading to Paris? C’est pas grave, as they say: it doesn’t matter.

Let’s face it, in the past our Gallic neighbours’ predilection for eating alleged delicacies such as duck’s gizzard has rendered them pretty impermeable to any understanding of the concept of vegetarianism.

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Vegetarianism: Peace or Propaganda?

T’is the season of goodwill, apparently – though the grimacing countenances of those circling the car parks looking for an available space would have you believe otherwise.  It’s also the season of turkey and as a vegetarian I’ve grown used to comments such as ‘what do you eat then?’ which multiply exponentially at Christmas time.

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Treasures in your own back yard….

Vegetarian’s Paradise:  you don’t see these two words side by side very often – and as a vegetarian of 21 years standing my interest was
immediately piqued.

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“But You Look So Well!”

“But you look so well!  How long? Well I’d never have guessed”.   These comments have been made more times than I can count over the last 21 years.

Doubtless kindly meant, I still feel dismay that my admission should produce such incredulous responses.   Have I undergone some unfortunate illness?  Major surgery perhaps or a life-changing crisis?  No, I’m a vegetarian.

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