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Why all female travellers need menstrual cups!

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

  • 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…

How to take kids to Glastonbury and have fun!

Kids have a bad reputation for ruining things but that really doesn’t have to be the case.  Glastonbury is a magical place for kids and adults alike. We have great memories of taking our kids to Glastonbury and other festivals, so I thought I’d share our tips on how best to enjoy Glastonbury with kids.

Alternative London Street Art Tour & Graffiti Lesson

We have a slight obsession with street art and so far we’ve been to Malaysia, Norway, Las Vegas, San Francisco and even Italy in search of wacky walls! So we thought it was only right that we searched for some in our home city. Always on the look out for activities that are unique and…

20 reasons to take kids to the Eden Project

We first visited The Eden Project in 2006 with our eldest daughter for her 3rd birthday. We fell in love with it, bought a year’s pass but were unable to return until 2018!! Twelve years on it is more magnificent than I remember and a firm favourite with all of our kids who adored it…

Dog & kid friendly castles in Northumberland

We joined English Heritage & The National Trust just before we re-homed Hachi the Malamute with a view to ‘castle bagging’ during our time back in the UK. We didn’t even give it a second thought as to how dog friendly those castles were or even consider that they might not allow dogs to enter. Woops!…

We re-homed a Pony! (sort of)

Our kids have been asking for a dog (not a pony!) off and on for about four years but it’s never really fit with our lifestyle; that is until we decided to change our lifestyle. I’ve found a dog Sophie: “I’ve found a dog that needs re-homing. Can we have him?” Me: “Eeerrrr what?…… let…