Latest News and Views from the Wendy Turner Webster…..

November 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm 2 comments

Dear VeggieVision friends

Here is the latest news and views from the super star that is Wendy Turner Webster…..

Guillemot Rescue

We were on the beach at Lyme Regis when some girls alerted us to the fact that they had found a bird on the sand by the rocks, looking rather stunned and not too willing to move. It turned out to be a Guillemot. I checked its wings and legs and all seemed to be OK – no broken bones and no open wounds.

Freddie’s hoodie was sacrificed as the ‘cradle’ in which to carry the bird to safety, and by the magic of my phone I tracked down a vet a few miles away who could help our poor bird. Jack and Freddie said the markings on its head looked like it was wearing ear muffs, so the Guillemot was swiftly christened, er… Ear Muffs! Anyway, the vet took Ear Muffs and kept him for the night, telling me the following morning that he had eaten and behaved very well. In due course the RSPCA arrived to take Ear Muffs to their rehabilitation centre, from where he recovered and went on his merry way.

So, a happy ending… but a few words of advice – never be afraid to put a call through to the local vet if you find/see an animal in trouble. Don’t just walk away – there are too many people in this world who would do exactly that.

Best Vegan Sponge Cake – Ever!

For Halloween we went up to visit my folks in Stoke-on-Trent as the date coincides (roughly!) with my mum’s birthday. To celebrate both momentous events Jack & Freddie made some spookilicious vegan sponge cakes – the best dairy and egg free sponge cakes I have ever tasted, lovely and moist and full of flavour.

In fact this recipe is so good that you wouldn’t know it from the most egg and milk laden version! It’s so easy to make and will suit any occasion.

Any reason will do….! The quantities in the recipe make monster cakes and with the best will in the world we were still chomping our way through these some two weeks later (in a tin they kept like a dream). For the full low down go to – http://vegetarianrecipeclub.org.uk/vegetarian-vegan-recipe/sponge-cake-birthday-cake

Stop the Deer Shoot

I was pleased that our local paper – The Richmond and Twickenham Times – printed a picture of me and my banner at a recent Stop the Deer Shoot demo in Kingston (I am rather proud of my banner!).

On the first Saturday in November I joined some like-minded people (pictured here with the beautiful Sue – boy, had her husband Alan got a great pair of lungs!) and marched through Kingston town centre protesting at the Deer Cull in the Royal Parks. This slaughter of the deer is totally unnecessary.

Almost £30,000 is made from the sale of the meat per annum – turning Richmond and Bushy Parks into little more than deer farms. Sign the petition by clicking on the link below… it has already gained huge local support from residents who hate the cull and are not fooled into believing that this practice is a necessary evil.

The demo was organised by Lesley Dove who can be contacted at lesley@vegan4life.org.uk

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthedeerc

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Oh my goodness this has to be one of the best films ever and I can’t wait for it to come out on DVD. Human Race, watch this movie and take major notes – a truly sobering story of how we destroy ourselves by abusing the animals we share the planet with.

A more clever and thought provoking script you will not find. Ever wondered exactly how the apes took over the world in those other films? What this and find out. Man’s arrogance is displayed here at its very best… and most depressingly accurate. Fiction for now, but only time will tell….

Wonder Wallchart

And finally… as a proud Patron of VIVA! I was delighted to receive in the post these fabulous wall charts to stick up in my kitchen! They are all written by Viva! and VVF’s Founder & Director (and my lovely friend) Juliet Gellatley. Order yours from www.vivashop.org.uk or call 0117 944 1000 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm).

Veggie Vitamins Wallchart £2                                                                         

Fun, colourful wallchart which shows you where to get all the nutrients you need from plants for a healthy, vibrant diet. Laminated, so ideal to put up on your fridge or on a kitchen wall. 210 x 585mm.

What I Need to Eat for Good Health Wallchart £2

Eating healthy is simple – just remember colour, colour and more colour for optimum nutrition! Inspiring, vibrant chart that details recommended portion sizes for each of the five veggie food groups and the essential vitamins and nutrients they provide. Laminated. 210 x 465mm.

Fabulous Female Fertility & Pregnancy Wallchart £2

Your guide to getting the best nutrition for optimum fertility and pregnancy – the veggie way. Includes comprehensive sections on essential baby-making vitamins and minerals and their food sources. 210 x 800mm.

Wallchart Deal – £3 for 2 Wallcharts. Choose any 2 wallcharts and save £1. Please specify the wallcharts you’d like when you order. These make great gifts for friends and family who want to eat healthily too!

More next time! Loads of love, Wendy xxx

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  • 1. Sarah  |  November 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    You are truly a friend of all animals Wendy and it’s not often we can say that about ‘celebrities’ who pick and choose just to earn themselves more publicity points!

    The animals love ya for it:]

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  • 2. suzanne wiseman  |  November 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    It was a pleasure to meet you at the deer cull protest Wendy.
    Thank you so much for all you do for the animals.
    Hope to see you again one day!
    With love Sue xx

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