Category Archives: UK

20 places to eat vegan with kids in Norwich

Don’t be put off by Janet Street Porter’s recent claims that she’s moved to Norfolk! Norwich is a quintessentially British city and has become our second home. Outside London we think it’s the most vegan friendly place in the UK and we’re not the only ones to think this. Not only is the city small…

Why all female travellers need menstrual cups!

14 reasons why we think every female traveller should invest in a cup

2 comments
  • MartinaAugust 19, 2019 - 2:44 pm

    Great article. I had a Mooncup for a number of years, and loved it for most of the reasons you mention in your article. After I had my second daughter my periods grew incredibly heavy, I had a uterus full of fibroids and, eventually, four years ago, I had a have a hysterectomy. In those super-heavy period years, my Mooncup was a life saver. It never leaked, and I could go for far longer without emptying it than if I’d used other forms of sanitary protection (I remember my mum in similar straits when I was young, before her hysterectomy and super sized Tampax and a heavy duty pad and still she leaked after less than two hours). Apart from the heavy periods, the Mooncup was just what I needed as we set about living a frugal life as live aboard sailors. Menstrual cups are inexpensive, discreet and don’t take up much storage space when you’re living on a tiny boat! My older daughter is hitting puberty now, and her first period is probably no more than two years away. I’m exploring sustainable options for her. If you have any suggestions (brands of period pants you’d suggest, for example) I’d like to know. xx

  • EmmaAugust 19, 2019 - 4:08 pm

    Hey Martina, Thanks for your comments. On the post, I gave 3 options for period pants. Did you see them?

What’s it like taking a dog on the Eurotunnel?

Getting your dog out of the UK (and even Europe) is getting easier every year (well until Brexit was on the cards but for now we’ll ignore that!) and my favourite means of getting to France is still, and has been for over a decade, the Eurotunnel. So what was it like for us taking…

Why I bought a Fujifilm as a travel camera

I have been a Nikon DSLR user for an eternity, well at least seven years, but when I heard about mirrorless cameras I was really tempted. I first started watching the mirrorless market in about 2012/13 but I was holding out for Nikon to release one of their own.  Here’s why I, eventually, chose Fujifilm…

THREE London gigs in THREE nights. Here’s how!

We LOVE going to London. It’s our home city and favourite city in the world and we’ve often considered moving back to the UK just to live there. London’s energy is forever youthful and there’s never a dull moment but how can you see gigs for cheap? We have some ideas. We adore how multi-cultural…

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