With Easter just around the corner, I decided to round-up some of my favourite eco Easter eggs. Many Easter eggs are over-packaged in unnecessary plastic that is near impossible to recycle. After Christmas, this is the time of the year where we go, once again, in packaging and waste overdrive. Here are my 6 favourite […]
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Having thoroughly enjoyed our Family Spa Break At Beyond Escapes in January, we headed back to South Devon for February half-term, staying at Bigbury-on-Sea to explore Burgh Island and a small part of the South West Coast Path. Whether you want an active holiday or something more laid back, there is plenty to enjoy and […]
We celebrated the start of 2019 with a family spa break at Beyond Escapes Devon. Mixing the serenity of a spa with the boundless energy of kids might sound like an odd combination but in fact, for us, it brings the best of both worlds. Always running around between work and school, we cherish our […]
Over the summer, we headed to London on a Sunday morning to visit Shrek’s Adventure. Located in County Hall, just five minutes’ walk away from Waterloo station and right next to Sea Life, this is a 4D virtual walk-through tour, dubbed as an immersive experience, around the world of Shrek and other DreamWorks’ characters. I will happily […]
Looking at the scarcity of vegan and vegetarian options in my kids’ school cantine, I for one, would like to see more plant-based school dinners. ‘School Plates’, a new campaign by food awareness organisation ProVeg UK, aims to do just thus improving children’s health, helping save the planet and easing school budgets. Working with schools, […]
It only takes a quick walk through the supermarket aisles, or a glance at TV food advertising to notice the obvious. Kids are bombarded with junk food ads (some even disguising themselves as healthy choices). So I am glad that today sees the launch of #VegPower, a campaign from the Peas Please initiative led by […]
Packed lunches are not only the best way to ensure you eat healthy food, but they can also help you save money and waste less (especially when using leftovers). Whether you are taking your own lunch box at work or preparing one for the kids, another thing to keep in mind is to try to […]
Trying to encourage my kids to have a healthy and balanced diet, I am very often frustrated to see the poor choice on kids’ menus when we are out and about. In restaurants, we now resort to ordering from the adults’ menu. In order to avoid the sugar-laden and unhealthy pre-packaged lunch box (and if I […]
Swap sugary treats for healthier options this May and raise money to help farmers in Africa swap poverty for hope. UK charity Send a Cow has created the Sweet Swap challenge, asking people to give up the sweet things they love for anything from one week to the whole month of May, and to donate […]
My mum is from a generation where home economics was taught at school. To this day, she maintains that learning how to cook and balance her diet has been amongst the most useful skills she has used throughout her life. In the UK, sometime in the 80s school policy changed and out went home economics. […]
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