This post is really late but I thought I'd share a few photos of Jack's 4th birthday back in August. I always spoil him on his birthdays and at Christmas by buying him lots of presents and wrapping them up. He just loves unwrapping presents (just like me!) and every time I receive a parcel he helps me to rip it open.
We got Jack lots of treats and a few new toys. He loves balls so we bought him a giant one but sadly it didn't last half an hour before it burst! So we ordered him a giant proper tennis ball instead. We also got him a cute hoodie to wear on walks when the weather gets colder.
I made Jack a birthday cake as I do each year (recipe here). I also made one for my brother's dog Rhino as his 4th birthday was a few days before Jack's.
We went for a long walk to one of our favourite spots. There were lots of beautiful cows in the fields and one even let me stroke her.
Jack had a lovely day and was worn out by the end of it :)
I'm always on the look out for new vegan chocolates, so when Traidcraft, the UK’s leading fair trade organisation, invited me to try out one of their products, I eagerly browsed through their selection. Traidcraft sell a wide range of fair trade products, including groceries, toys, clothing, jewellery, homeware and gifts.
The chocolates come in a nicely presented box. They are made with Ghanaian cocoa and fair trade sugar, and consist of thin dark chocolate squares with a ginger jelly centre. You get 20 in a box and they retail at £3.95.
I shared these with my boyfriend and my family after dinner one day. Everyone loved them! The chocolate is nice and rich without being too bitter, and the ginger filling is tasty but not overpowering.
These dark chocolate ginger thins are perfect for passing around after a family meal. They would be great after Christmas dinner, and even as a stocking filler too. Because the ginger thins are dark chocolate, you know they are (somewhat!) good for you, and because they are fairtrade, you know you are helping to make a difference to other peoples' lives.
I've recently joined Instagram (better late than never) and thought I'd jump on the 'my week on Instagram' bandwagon. I'm always looking for new accounts to follow so do send me your links :)
Jack looking out to sea | Picking the last of the blackberries | My first attempt at banana nice cream (Lotus biscuit spread flavour!) | Beautiful cows | Wild chamomile | New perfume from Superdrug | Curled my hair using my new curling wand | My gorgeous doggy nephew Rhino
I'm Jessica, a twenty-something vegan who is passionate about cruelty-free living, animal rights and health, beauty and fashion. I'm a holistic therapist and have my own little business down in Cornwall: www.tranquillarosa.co.uk