Vegan friends, whether you are celebrating Christmas, Yule, the Winter Solstice or even Kwanzaa, or just enjoying a few days of quiet reflection, Vivez Vegan wishes you a very happy, peaceful and cruelty-free festive holiday.
Twelve months; sixty posts
This time last year the Vivez Vegan concept was still a vague notion, and a few random lines in one of my orange notebooks. Now, this is the sixtieth blog post on the VV website. Over the last twelve months the articles (or blogs) have covered subjects ranging from the unpleasant antics of the chasse, to where to buy virtually any vegan food ingredient, to whether it is safe to drink the water. I’ve tried to track down English-speaking vegan businesses in France, identify some great places where you can enjoy a vegan holiday and promote some of the vegan animal sanctuaries in France.
The VV downloadable survival guides
I love research and writing, and sole objective of the site has been to share the fruits of my investigations and experiences with fellow English-speaking vegans in France. In the summer, I combined a whole host of basic information into a free downloadable Vegan France Survival Guide. I’ve had some great feedback from people dipping their toes into veganism, others who had just moved to France and were struggling in the supermarkets, to some who were entertaining visiting vegan friends on holiday. More recently, I added the Vegan France Baking Guide, specifically designed to use ingredients available in French supermarkets and based on the recipes I devised for the Twilight Open Day cake stall. You might also have noticed later in the year the addition of a snazzy new logo, hand-drawn by Mandy at Mooncat Media.
What’s next for 2020?
Well, although I’ve covered virtually every area of vegan life and, in particular, French vegan life, there are still a few more details to add as new information comes along. I’m also planning to update, expand and revamp the Survival Guide. Plus, I’ll be keeping my finger on the pulse as France continues to inch slowly into the vegan future. Blogging will probably slow down to a monthly schedule, but I’ve got plans to add a section of traditional French recipes – veganised, of course. So watch this space.
Thank you for your support during 2019. If the website information or downloads have helped you please do share a link with vegan friends, or follow VV on Facebook and Insta (a new project for 2020!).