This was the first trip I have been on where I have felt like a true tourist. In five days I visited pretty much every tourist attraction Berlin has to offer and came home feeling like I needed another holiday. It was such a great little break from London. The history, though tragic, is intriguing, the people are friendly and the food is great.
In light of the appointment of a ‘militant’ vegan labour MP to the position of shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs I want to put my two cents out into the world. I hope not to come across as at all hypocritical as I have spent most of my life as an engaged omnivore. I’ve seen the gruesome videos of animal slaughter and educated myself on the environmental impact animal farming has on the planet, yet I still choose to (now very occasionally) eat meat. I have tried and failed on several occasions to label myself a vegetarian and cut out meat completely from my diet. Now a few years older from the previous attempt and (if I do say so myself) a whole lot wiser, I have come to the conclusion that I don’t need to label my dietary decisions. Continue reading