My Blog:- A Barrel full of Gin~ny

What’s your social media manager doing?

If your social media is working well for you the chances are there is someone tap tap tapping on their phone or computer, building your audience. You may not be aware that they just followed a load of exciting new companies and this is why you suddenly received a whole load of new follows and … Continue reading What’s your social media manager doing?

My Set Building Business has had a busy month…

We are so happy to have completed a very hectic batch of work in our set building workshop, here in Gloucestershire.  We worked on three films simultaneously being Britannia Series 2, War of the Worlds and Spanish Princess.  We can't say too much about the details but when the films are published we will be … Continue reading My Set Building Business has had a busy month…

Why do I re-use my one-use wet ones?

Update here- 25.11.2018  I just came across this link in FB, same message as mine. What do you do to save the planet? Please tell me in the comments below. I am passionate about saving the planet.  I know that's a cliché but I try everyday in many ways to reduce my damage to … Continue reading Why do I re-use my one-use wet ones?

Dean Farm Sanctuary Open Days 2018

I just love this place, so worth a visit and so wonderful the work they go.

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Come and spend a day with our residents

A great day out for everyone, with over 100 rescued animals, woodland walks and activities.  We are a registered charity, all monies raised go towards giving our animals a safe home for life at Dean Farm Sanctuary.  9th June & 12th August. 10:30am-4:30pm both days.


 ADULTS £3.00 · UNDER 16’s £1.00 · UNDER 3’s Free

See more info HERE.

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Plastic verses Organic verses Pesticides

The topics for this blog are mixed up around  - Plastic reduction verses  Organic vegetables. This subject has been bugging me for a while now.  Being a gluten free vegan, I virtually live on vegetables. There are only two available  formulas at the moment 1 -Supermarkets supply Organic veg BUT it is wrapped in Plastic  … Continue reading Plastic verses Organic verses Pesticides

How to make Vegan, GF Dumpling stew

  I never use recipes and I'm a Gluten Free, Vegan so my cooking is always experimental.  I love using spices, especially, Paprika and Turmeric.  Here I am making a family favourite of vegetable stew and gluten free dumplings.   Vegan stew recipe 1 x red onion chopped 2  desert spoons of coconut oil 2 … Continue reading How to make Vegan, GF Dumpling stew

The truth bomb, but not my truth!

On a lovely drive out to the country side, I visited an elderly friend today in her late 80s. We had a lot of catching up to do, and as we darted through all sorts of topics we finally got onto politics. It’s always sensitive to discuss politics with an old friend whom one visits … Continue reading The truth bomb, but not my truth!

The Priory Vegan Menu

Here  We made our first visit to The Priory in Portbury today.  After seeing the post Vegan Bristol, I couldn't wait to go and visit for myself.  It is such a thrill to discover new places with vegan menus.  It's good for us vegans and it's good for the planet. It is such a rare treat to … Continue reading The Priory Vegan Menu

My latest Gluten Free, Vegan recipe

Gluten Free, refried bean and red onion pie. Omg.  I say it myself, I just made the most delicious gluten free, vegan pie.   I had a half open tin of refried beans which I didn't want to waste.  I had some ready made, gluten free Tesco pastry.  So I thought, mmm?  how can I use … Continue reading My latest Gluten Free, Vegan recipe