Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Real life self-care


We all like bubble baths and scented candles, right? A cheeky spa day here, a lie in there... These are the things we've come to know as the go-to breaks from our lives, designed to take our energy banks back into the black. Yes, they are nice things that make us feel good, no question. But are they really the ultimate in self-care?
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Friday, 16 March 2018

Inspired by... / 09 Sas Petherick and the My Courageous Selfie project


Sas Petherick is a coach, mentor, writer and podcaster whose work is all about helping people to transcend self-doubt. Sas and I first met earlier this year after she moved to Bristol. Although we haven't known each other long, we instantly clicked and I'm thrilled to share her work here on my blog, including her new charity venture.

Over to Sas... Introduce yourself!

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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Travel | Food and drink in Dubrovnik, Croatia


My recent trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia, has converted me to this wonderful country – read about Croatia as a luxury travel destination here as well as what you can expect from a Dubrovnik city break.

But one of the most important aspects of any holiday is the quality of the food and drink. I had two questions: 1. What is it like to travel in Croatia as a vegan? And 2. What do Croatians drink? Here’s what I discovered.
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Monday, 5 March 2018

Travel | A city break in Dubrovnik, Croatia

http://www.oysterandpearl.co.uk/2018/03/travel-city-break-in-dubrovnik-croatia.html

I’ve never been to Croatia before. A good friend of mine is half Croatian and her enthusiasm for the country always had me intrigued… In October, I got to experience wonderful Dubrovnik for the first time and here’s what I discovered on my city break.

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Eurocamp France review | What we did on our holidays (and lived to tell the tale)

children on a french family holiday
Holidays are amazing.
Holidays abroad are completely amazing.
Holidays abroad with kids…
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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

French family holidays 2017 | All aboard the ferry to Brittany (and back)

Sandy beach | family holiday in france
(Our destination! But first, read how we got there...)
Anyone fancy flying with five kids? Us neither! Time to take to the waves…

Last summer, we took our massive brood to France via Brittany Ferries Plymouth-Roscoff sailing. Want to hear about our crazy adventures? Course you do. And I cannot let the opportunity sail by without publishing this extraordinary photograph of Mike aboard a ferry a million years ago, so read on for his review of our French family holiday.
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

On the medicinal benefits of BBC Radio 4


For the past month, I’ve been on a course of medication that requires me to inject a syringe into my stomach each morning. Yes, it’s as horrible as it sounds. I’m not hugely needle-phobic but even so, I’ve developed a little ritual that helps me to manage it all. And it revolves around BBC Radio 4.
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Monday, 12 February 2018

Bristol | Pizzarova vegan pizza review

Pizzarova vegan sourdough pizza Bristol review Oyster Pearl blog Lottie Storey

When I came to write this review it occurred to me that pizza falls at the very centre of a rather large Venn diagram. Do I categorise this under Bristol? Big family stuff? Or vegan? Well, all of the above. But most intriguingly the last.
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Monday, 22 January 2018

What is your something yellow?

Photo by Hybrid on Unsplash
What’s your something yellow?

After a particularly hard day at the office, my boyfriend comes home and requests something yellow. He’s not after a bowl of custard. Or a bunch of daffodils. What he means is this.

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