Hi everyone! Hope you are well. We have another drafted blog post from January today and I wanted to update it and post it regardless of it being about six months late to the game. So KFC has joined the likes of Greggs and other food chains in offering a vegan option in their restaurants. I use to eat KFC myself before I adopted a vegan/plant-based diet in May 2018 (wow, I can't believe it has been over two years now)! My family tend to visit KFC on occasion and I never ate anything if I was going with them as even KFC's fries are cooked in the same oil as the meat unfortunately so the most I would get would be a soft drink.
Greggs have done it again. 2020 has brought us the vegan steak bake and this was another crowd pleaser by the sounds of it. I have to say I am really impressed and I enjoyed the pasty very much. It's not something that I go for too often as too much pastry isn't good but it's nice to have an alternative treat to a sausage roll if I visit Greggs in the future.
I couldn't recommend podcasts enough at the moment. They are the perfect break from everyday life and a way to escape and make time for yourself within busy schedules. There are so many available for free to listen to and I have learnt so much so far this year! I have popped five podcasts in this blog entry that I would recommend highly and a little summary about each.
So I have had my Apple Watch Series 4 for three weeks now and wanted to review it for my blog. I have posted a lot about Apple recently from the Special Event to iOS 12 and product reviews of the iPhone XS Max and now the Apple Watch Series 4. I promise that'll be it for a while as I'm all Apple'd out!
Unfortunately my MacBook Pro from Early 2011 is no longer upgradeable with Apple's new macOS releases. I am currently running macOS High Sierra but I have had the chance to use macOS Mojave in work on the iMac so can still post a quick review on it! I'll be covering a few of the features I use/like most in this post.
The iPhone XS and XS Max came out last Friday (21st September) and I upgraded my handset in Cardiff. I am on the iPhone Upgrade Program so pay a monthly fee to Barclays Partner Finance and basically lease the iPhone until a new one is released. I do this because I don't have to worry about selling the device after a year or two of use (which I used to do) and it is covered by AppleCare+ the entire time.
The much anticipated iOS 12 update was released this Monday and I wanted to write this blog post as a quick review and recap of what was in the update. I have only been using the software since Monday so I haven't used everything to it's full potential but I have a pretty good idea of how things work and what updates have been integrated.
This week Deliciously Ella released The Plant Based Cookbook. I pre-ordered it and mine actually arrived Wednesday, a day before the official release. I am really inspired to cook more plant based meals now from receiving these amazing recipes and along with her YouTube channel, app and podcast I've definitely had an overload (in a good way) of Deliciously Ella this week!
Shawn Mendes The Album has been released today and I’m obsessed. By far my favourite album of his so far and I wanted to write about it! Before I start talking about the music itself I need to mention how beautiful the artwork is for this album. Shawn has been posting a lot on social media in the lead up to this release. The use of floral elements on the album cover as well as in the animated videos, singles artwork and his merchandise is great. From a graphics point of view I'm a huge fan of this style and can't wait to see how he integrates this further into the live concerts.
I've had my HomePod for a few weeks now and had plenty of time to get to grips with it. It's safe to say in a very short summary that I love the speaker! I purchased the Space Grey HomePod and has it shipped to me on the day of launch, Friday 9th February 2018. I had preordered the speaker as soon as I could on the Apple website as I've been eagerly awaiting the launch! It was delayed from the original December launch date but in hindsight that was probably a good thing in regards to finances with the holidays!