In an idle moment (admittedly not as a rare as I would like to think they are but still rare nonetheless) I found myself deducting the number 1974 from 2009 and thinking about the result: 35. This is the number of years I’ve been a vegetarian; 33 of which as vegan. Frankly, it surprised me. Of course, I know I’ve been a vegetarian for a long time but it seems so much longer now having done the maths. So, it’s true: as you get older time appears to pass more quickly than how it does when you’re younger.