Katherine

Location:

London
Hometown: Burnley - live in Tooting

Member since:

February 5, 2012

Introduction

Katy, live in Sarf London, Vegan since 2011, I follow the John McDougall regime about 97% at home. Interested in everything except eating animals. In London for 28 years and am a librarian in a museum.

What's your state of veganness (i.e. how vegan are you)?

I've been a McDougaller for 3 years. To cut a long story short I discovered it when my GP prescribed tablets for my blood pressure which (among other things) made my feet swell up so much I could barely walk. Then she refused to change them so I just went off to try to find a healthier lifestyle. I break it occasionally, usually just through bad planning such as when but as time has passed I've enjoyed the food I ate that wasn't vegan less and less. Having McDougalled for so long I find some vegan food a bit oily and salty. I started for health reasons and found that the ethical aspect (which caused me to be veggie when younger) crept up and shook me by the throat again.

Favourite foods?

champagne (on very very special occasions of course!)

Favourite London restaurants?

don't eat out much because its ridiculously expensive, portions are minute and you have no idea what is in a dish. Usually just go to Wholemeal in Streatham as I've been going there since I came to London in '82 and it's convenient. Getting a bit bored with the vegan option there though - I think it's been the same dish the last 3 visits - must branch out. Went to the Bonnington Café recently and remembered how divine the atmosphere is old hippy that I am ...

What is the most common or silliest thing people ask you about not eating meat?

They don't often ask but I was asked <b>by a vegetarian</b> at work if I was sure I got enough protein!

What do you hope to get by coming to meetups?

I'd like to share meals and cooking tips with other vegans and broaden my culinary repertoire. Also love opera so if anyone is interested in going sometime please let me know.

What Katherine is saying about this Meetup Group

OK so far - I'm no longer a bookclub virgin :-)

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    Jul 16, 2014 2:00 PM
  • Beth M.

    Hi Katherine, hope you get to some more meetups soon. If I have time in the coming weeks, I'll attend another Vegan one, probably in Jericho. Also good luck with the thing we were talking about and hope to see you out this way again soon!

    Nov 19, 2013 10:58 AM
  • barry walker

    Tooting Social Club (aka Tooting Popular Front)

    Good morning Katherine
    Hope to see you at the Birds of Prey outing, will tweet you later!!

    Aug 16, 2013 4:50 AM
  • Angie Greenwood

    Northerners in the South

    A Warm Welcome to the Group Katherine and look forward to seeing you at a Meet Up soon, Angie

    Jan 21, 2013 6:18 AM
  • Peter

    You may be interested in GlobalNet21 at http://www.meetup.com/21stCenturyNetw...­­ where we debate and discuss some of the great issues of the 21st century. GlobalNet21 was established to discuss some of the great issues of our millennium and bring back the hope that we can do something about it. We have taken the idea of the citizen and by using social networks involved new audiences in the issues of the 21st century.

    Dec 16, 2012 10:19 AM

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