I am Abbie Thoms from Sudbury, Suffolk. This is my personal blog full of stuff I do and find helpful and interesting. I also run Polyspiral Graphic Design in the centre of Sudbury, have a look a my work there: www.polyspiral.com

  • Going through some old photos
    Ration books

    Ration books


    Great, great, great grandad

    Great, great, great grandad


    This is my awesome grandad

  • Stormy walk in Sudbury, Suffolk


  • What I can and can’t eat
    Can’t eat :(
    Milk, butter, whey, cheese, ​caffeine, coffee, walnuts, whole pasta, brown rice, or mega high fibre foods, beaf, gelatine, marrow, squash, sheep’s dairy.
    Can eat :)
    Potatoes, mushrooms, normal pasta, white rice, white bread, bananas, honey, soya, tomatoes, goats cheese, sour dough, gluten, eggs, cocoa, peas, chicken, turkey, rabbit, pork, apples, cabbage, pok choi.
    Won’t eat :(
    Fish or any sea food, lamb.
  • Tescos organic food, non recyclable packaging

    Shame on you Tesco

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    When we buy organic its for two reasons environment and health. So why are you wrapping this lovely produce in non-recyclable plastic!

  • Home made yummies

    Home made pizza


    Banana ice cream with dairy free choc spread

  • I just love this piece of retro futuristic art by Aaron Wood


  • Dogs in gardens in Acton, Sudbury

    A request to all those with dogs in Acton, Sudbury, Suffolk.
    I go to bed really early, because I get up early, sometimes that’s about 9.30pm.
    I am a self employed person and work really hard.
    I love dogs as much as anyone and I understand leaving them outside is fun and exercise for them. But please be mindful that they will bark, even the odd ‘woof’ is enough to wake a person up or interrupt falling asleep. Especially in the hot weather where having the window open is a must when you need to sleep comfortably. Even ear plugs are not enough to prevent the sound of barking getting through, and waring them every night makes my ears really saw.

    Last night, as result, several dogs in near by gardens were left out till about 11pm, that might not seem late to you, but if like me you work hard and look after yourself by getting enough sleep, then this is a real problem in the hot weather. It’s not fair to be either boiled alive in one’s own sweat or repeatedly woken, resulting in not being able to fall asleep till 1.30am, doing a days work on four and a half hours of sleep really isn’t an easy thing to do. A lack of sleep can cause health issues to.

    So dog owners please be considerate to other poeple. Something as seemingly harmless as leaving your dog out late can cause sleep deprivation, health issues and for the self employed – productivity and thus income. By all means let your dogs out so that van relieve themselves, but please bring your dogs in by at least 9.30pm for the sake of other poeple as I’m sure I’m not the only one this is affecting.

  • Organic vegan chocolate spread



    Organic coconut oil, organic coconut and organic set honey mix to taste

  • Organic produce wrapped in plastic!



    When you’re trying to do right by the environment and your body and the supermarket sabotages your attempt by forcing you to buy stuff in plastic.

    Not only that the packaging isn’t even recyclable


    Waitrose why?

  • Brita excess plastic packaging


    It’s bad enough there isn’t a plastic free way of filtering my tap water (please contact me if you know otherwise) but to then wrap the filters in the box with MORE plastic packaging is totally unnecessary!