Children's books that celebrate our wonderful world, published....
The first book by Real Magic Publishing is The Girl Who Could See Stories - a picture book that inspires children to love themselves and the planet by choosing a healthy, plant-based, lifestyle free of animal products. Available for pre-order, with free delivery in UK.
Shop Vegan is part of the Green Valley Trading Company - an established online retailer of natural health products.
Green Valley Trading Co. was founded in 1999 and since then has supplied a range of products that meet our ethical standards - as a vegan run and owned company we have a policy of only stocking products that contain no animal ingredients and are not tested on animals.
We have steadily grown our range of products and now supply a large number of customers around the World. However, our long term aim is to expand the range of cruelty-free products that we supply even further.
Products sold include: Clothing, Bags, Books, Magazines, Supplements, Pet Products, Body Care, Perfume, Confectionary, Face Paits
Shine on you Crazy Diamond
Remember when you were young; you shone like the sun. Now there's a look in your eye like black holes in the sky. Welcome to the scary world of cancer.
The clinical nurse handed me the DS 1500 form so my benefit claim could be doled out immediately. My bulging eyeballs focused on the words terminal illness before glancing back at the nurse. I softly whispered, "This means I'm gonna die."
She held my quivering hand and with compassion responded, " I am so sorry but your tumour is very large and very advanced." I gazed in uncomfortably numb shock at the cream walls as the silence drowned the screams.
Just a few months back I was sporting a deep golden tan, employed in the tropics as a Film Maker on a hydropower project and right here right now I am as white as a ghost, on benefits with one foot in the grave.
I was diagnosed with inoperable Stage 4 neck cancer. Three courses of chemotherapy was proposed in an attempt to shrink the tumour. The chemo trip started with a day in hospital being fed the drugs to poison the tumour before being sent home with a glass pump attached to my stomach to administer the toxins for the next 5 days. Unfortunately each of the first two sessions made me extremely sick and I ended up in A&E. I was told my death warmed up body couldn't take a third course of chemo as it may kill me.
I was informed that with no further treatment my prognosis was 12 months to live. Therefore I went for the harrowing chemo radiotherapy trip which only had a 1 in 5 shout of extending my existence on this big blue marble floating in dark space.
After 2 weeks of brain damaging deliberation the madcap finally laughed and opted for 6 weeks of radiotherapy at Preston Royal Inferno (lol) with a weekly dose of chemo. This was no walk in the park believe me but if a cowardly cowardly custard like me can do it anybody can.
The treatment ended on the 31 August 2012 and I was like a bag of bones feeding myself through a peg tube in my stomach. If that wasn't bad enough my mum died shortly afterwards to join my dad in the next dimension. Then my wife abandoned me and the kids who were aged 15 and 4 at the time. We have not seen her since! So, not only did my broken body have to fight against all the odds to survive but I had to take care of my children, cook meals, clean the house, school runs and give them love and support. And I did it all alone.
I knew I had to fight; my children needed me and had no one else. I changed my diet by becoming vegan, drinking litres of fruit, herbs and vegetable juices and cut out all processed food. I forced my sick body to walk and exercise every day. I was at death's door but I refused to hold the grim reapers bony hand and enter.
Online vegan shop run by vegans for vegans. Truly Madly Vegan stocks skincare and toiletries that are 100% vegan. Stockists of Hurraw Lip Balm, PHB, Skin Blossom, Dr Bronner Soaps, A'Kin, Faith in Nature, Sukin and many more.
Also stocks new and used vegan cookery books.
Based in Colchester, Essex. Posts to all of UK. Also, free home delivery to customers living within 5miles of Colchester town centre (£10 minimum spend required for free home delivery).
Vegan Lass is a blogger, recipe developer, educator and activist.
I'm always looking to take on freelance projects in the following areas:
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Violet’s Veg*n e-comics is full of stories about children who, growing up veggie/vegan, have battles to fight, victories to win, games to play and cakes to eat. At Violet’s Veg*n e-comics all the comics are free to view and there’s no waste of paper or plastic in their production!