...And Working Overtime.
If you missed last month's post, find it here: "Summer Festivities."
Wow, another month has come and gone. Time really goes by fast when you have a limited time somewhere. We have been keeping quite busy with work and planning holidays. Both of us had jobs that were offering us overtime so we took it. We figured with both of us working overtime we would have no reason not to stay at work. Plus we had the bonus of having that extra money for holidays! And we love holidays.
|Cathedral in the Bullring at night. Looks magical.|
I started working at a new job and it was super busy.
|This canal was near my work. Beautiful to walk by on lunch.|
|We ended up with 3 chocolate bars.|
Afterwards we decided to walk around downtown.
|They still have the owls up everywhere and we thought this guy was super cute!|
|We decided to give it a go.|
The following week we did not do a a lot, since we were both working overtime hours. We rearranged our flat, which I love so much more. We have space to do yoga now.
That Friday evening we went to a fellow Birmingham Vegan's birthday party. She had a small gathering at her place where everyone brought a lot of vegan junk food. It was a lot of food, yet we couldn't stop eating. Our flat mate had also baked vegan banana bread, which did not help matters. We were stuffed.
This was one of our friends bday gifts.. Its a bunny made out of an old book! It's adorable!
The rest of the weekend we hung around the house. We weren't feeling that great, some sort of cold was going around. We played some board games with our flat mates and we watched some TV. We continued to plan for our week off, but we were headed nowhere. We decided since last minute flights were just too expensive we would stay in England. We had really wanted to leave the country because we had just hit 6 months and the price for travel insurance cut in half.
I ended up quitting my busy job because it was causing havoc on my body and I couldn't cope anymore. I was so stressed out and my body was letting me know. I stayed in bed for a couple days and regenerated. The money wasn't worth it and I had to look out for myself. Within a couple days I was feeling like myself again. Luckily enough another recruitment agent called and offered me another job starting the following Monday!
We headed to city centre that weekend. I bought a blazer for my new job because dress code was business smart. Then we went to Cherry Reds to celebrate. We love Cherry Reds. We got their Vegan Breakfast and a Tofu and Sweet chilli Wrap. We finished off our meal with 2 cupcakes!
We also stopped at travel agents before we headed home. We had initially booked Oct 5-9th off of work so that we could have a holiday. Everyone we talked to said there was not really any package deals that week and that doing our own thing was just too expensive with the high cost of flights and accommodation at this time. We went home with a few travel books and started researching for ourselves.
That week we continued to plan our holiday but we were getting nowhere. We did book a weekend trip for October (stay tuned for that) but we just couldn't find anything for the week we had booked off. I ended up messaging my mom saying "I can't find anything to do! Tell me what to do!!" She suggested a few things and I continued to search. We ended up finding an unbelievable deal for a different week in October. We decided to go for it in hopes we could move our holidays. With that out of the way we could start planning for other trips. This trip still left us with 7 holiday days left to use before December 31st. (any suggestions for those days, let us know in the comments below!)
We also made this wonderful wrap for dinner one night, and we just had to share! It was amazing.
|Fajita style wrap with a beet salad.|
The last weekend in September I had booked a tattoo consultation. One thing on my bucket list is to get a tattoo in another country. I figured England would be perfect, it fulfills my bucket list and every time I look at it, I can reflect on my time spent living here. I couldn't book the actual appointment yet, as it could conflict with our plans on our holiday. I am waiting until we get back to make my appointment. Since the consultation was so early in the morning we went to Cherry Reds for breakfast! They had a special on for Vegan Breakfast Burritos for 4.50! We got one each and some tea.
Stopped at a book store that just happened to have a comic book from Canada. We had to buy it! It was only a pound and its light enough to fit in our suitcase on our way back to Canada. It is a comic about one of the most controversial figures in Canadian History Louis Riel. The Louis Riel comic is part of a series by Chester Brown.
Later that night we learned how truly amazing technology really is. Over 4000 miles away from home, and we were still able to be at our nieces birthday party via Skype. We were so happy to have been able to do that. We got to watch her open our gift, even though we physically couldn't be there to share her special day.
We also found this amazing popcorn at Tesco that can be added to your meal deal!!
|So very firery!|
Vegan Mac and Cheese!
Monday we made our way down to the Custard Factory. On Mondays The Vegan Grindhouse take over The Mocking Bird in the Custard Factory for a meatfree monday. There is a pretty cool mosaic mural of JFK in Digbeth.
|This mural of John F. Kennedy is near the Custard Factory..|
Well that pretty much sums up our month. Chao.
To see what we are up to next month, find it here: "Up and Autumn! 2015"