Rather than focussing on the negative I am energised by focussing on the positive. Going vegan presents you with a host of new challenges and most of us enjoy being challenged. I now make my own 'butter', all my baking is vegan, I cook from scratch, I ponder over the weird and wonderful ingredients in the 'health food' section of the supermarket. I'm seeking out vegan eateries (though I don't get out much!) I like to surprise friends at gatherings with my latest vegan recipe. I always bring along an array of dips and some rich chocolaty desert that no one can believe is vegan.