Walk through the streets of any Texan town and you’ll be greeted by restaurants selling bowls of Tex-Mex meatballs covered in glistening melted cheese, steaming BBQ pulled pork and skewers of tender beef kebabs slathered in spicy honey-glazed marinade. Here, the world of veganism is as rare as the rump steak. Unsurprisingly, Texas isn’t the first place you’d think of in which to throw a vegan wedding. Unless, that is, you’re blogger Molly Tuttle-Tranchin who threw her vegan nuptials in the small town of Fredericburg in the Lone Star State in 2017. “Our wedding was the first time the majority of our guests had tasted a vegan meal,” the 34-year-old blogger says. For some, that might come as a surprise. Supermarkets across the world are now lined with meat alternatives, desserts and treats and fast food chains from KFC to McDonald’s are increasingly introducing plant-based options to their menus. Celebrities including Natalie Portman, Anne … [Read more...] about Meet the couple who threw a vegan wedding in Texas
The perfect British high street includes a post office, green grocer and butcher (Image: GETTY) Britain's traditional main shopping thorough-fares have been eroded by the boom in online shopping after the emergence of huge out-of-town malls and stores drove the initial nail into their coffin. But the majority of us still have a perception of what the high street should be able to provide, with a decent bakery, a good DIY shop, and independent clothes outlet all making the list. An energy provider, restaurant and barber were also hailed as a must, along with a supermarket and shoe shop. Worryingly though, just eight percent of the 2,000 adults polled currently do the bulk of their shopping locally, preferring to drive or use public transport to top up at larger shops and supermarkets. And while eight in 10 do make the effort to use their local high street many think it lacks the outlets they require to get everything they need from one trip. Related articles High street boost? How … [Read more...] about New study reveals what makes the perfect British high street
Summer is here which means flying ants are out in force throughout Britain. The tendency for flying ants to swarm for one or two days in the UK every July or August has led to the phenomenon being called “flying ant day.” If flying ants get into your home there are some simple tricks to deal with them. Related articles Flying ants SWARM: Why are there so many flying ants right now? Flying ants swarm: When do flying ants come out in the UK? Flying ants are not dangerous but they can wreak havoc for homeowners when they swarm once a year. Whether they swarm in your garden or infest your house there are several simple ways to deal with the tricky pests. The pesky insects can bite and if they invade your home in the summer they could crop up inside the following winter. READ MORE: Flying ants SWARM: Why are there so many flying ants right now? Flying ant day: How to get rid of flying ants in the house? (Image: GETTY) Flying ants swarm in warm weather when the … [Read more...] about Flying ant day: How to get rid of flying ants in the house?
Clusters of flying ants have taken to the skies in recent days as queens mate with males for the annual breeding frenzy. Flying ant season arrives every July and August, although it can run as long as June to September. The swarms we see clogging up our air space can be explained by the insects travelling together in packs to keep themselves protected. Queens will mate with several males before returning underground to nest in what is known as the nuptial flight. Related articles Flying Ant Day 2019: How to get rid of the bugs Flying ants warning: Are flying ants dangerous? Can they bite you? There is not a definitive day when the ants emerge from their caverns. The swarming behaviour occurs with the arrival of hot and humid weather. Right now, the warmest conditions are in the south of the country, which is why they have been spotted in large numbers there over recent days. The Met Office said its space satellites picked up an infestation of the big ants - some of which can … [Read more...] about Flying ants SWARM: Why are there so many flying ants right now?
The sun sets behind the under-construction Las Vegas Stadium in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal)Lake Las Vegas at sunset. (Lake Las Vegas)The sunlight flares around the buildings in lower Manhattan as the sun rises, Monday, July 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)A Palestinian holds his cart-towing horse from the sea at sunset at beach in Gaza City, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)People enjoy their moment during the last sunset of year 2017 at a park in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)Jon Baucom and his son Connor fish the shores of Lac LaBelle in Oconomowoc, Wis., as the sun settles below the horizon, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)Bathers walk at the public beach of Perea during sunset, in the eastern suburbs of Thessaloniki, Greece, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)A man runs by a fountain during sunset at the waterfront of … [Read more...] about Spectacular sunsets from around the world are priceless