We were lucky to receive a small grant from the Vegetarian Society for this year's National Vegetarian Week . Photographer Neil joined us at the Belfast Youth Hostel for our first night (see photos below). Our fantastic volunteer Laila taught Marian, John, Betty, Mariana and Derek to make Kenyan Maru Bhajis and vegetarian Sukuma. It was a super relaxed evening with amazing conversations, music and delicious food of course. To round the whole thing up we held a Veggie themed Pub Quiz after dinner and the winnder took free Hostelling International 1-year Memberships home.

This evening was a total silence before the storm if you ask us because on our second night we had 15 people turning up for Italian cooking. Our amazing volunteer Ludovica put on the chef hat and kept everyone busy like a pro while making vegetarian Lasagna, Torta Salata and Kale salad. After a fair battle during the Quiz, Team Torta won their membership cards.

Fun fun fun all along. Can't wait for next year.