Scenes from Sunday // Bristol Botanic Gardens in early September…

This weekend was spent dodging the rain and keeping it slow and steady.  With the first week of term, and the back to school alarm clock, we want this first weekend of September to be really slow paced. After the morning at home, we ventured out to the botanical garden for a wander around the tropical glasshouses.  A favourite of mine, but when I mentioned it to the kids that we should visit, they did half moan!  ‘Oh god, that’s

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Travel Photo Story // Paris in Summer…

A short travel photo journal of our weekend in Paris. We fell in love. Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks. http://www.littlegreenshedblog.co.uk

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City Guide // Nespresso launch their South West boutique..

I love coffee, who doesn’t?  So when Nespresso invited me to celebrate the launch of their first boutique in the South West, well, I jumped at the chance.  Partnering with one of my favourite restaurants in Bristol, The Bristol Lido, the evening was a culinary delight, with three courses of heavenly food cooked by Head Chef Freddy Bird, all infused with distinct coffee flavours – but more about the food later, let’s talk about coffee. Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer,

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City Guide // Bristol Harbour Festival…

This weekend, Dan was away, up in Leeds helping his brother landscape his garden.  As hard work as that was/sounds, I still feel my weekend was harder!  Yeah yeah, I know, I go away leaving the kids and Dan all the time! I know.  This time it was my turn to solo parent, and blimey I found it exhausting.  It might have had something to do with the fact I drank far too much wine – but lets gloss over

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City Guide // Pinkmans Bakery, Bristol…

Pinkmans Bakery is a newish kid on the bakery/cafe scene here in Bristol.  Taking up residence in the former Goldbrick House restaurant on Park Street.  The location seems perfect for the lunchtime shoppers and nearby office workers.  It was buzzing when we arrived, full of people grabbing a quick sandwich on the go, or sitting with co-workers over laptops and coffee. Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog Lou is

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City Guide // Bristol – Papersmiths…

Stationery lovers, listen up.  Papersmiths is having a sale!  Oh yes.  I was there like a shot, feverishly wandering the shelves looking at pretty pencils, brass shapeners and magazines I’ve never heard of before. It is a beautiful space, to while away some time, with my nose pressed into an independent publication or checking out the latest offerings from HAY. I go there when I need a ‘hit’ of inspiration. Time for me. I love to browse through the magazines,

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City Guide // Bristol – Anna Cafe…

Sometimes I forget just what a brilliant, vibrant City Bristol is. I travel all over in search of the cool, independent cafe’s to share with you on this blog.  And then some days, full of grump and indecision, I stumble across a cafe in my own City. Anna cafe. I’ve been here before, but never really paid attention.  The coffee is good, the cakes, wow! are exceptional – but it’s the interiors and decor touches that I found interesting. Lou

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Travel // Malaga City…

Gosh I am so behind with my travel posts!  Let me try to bring you up to speed.  Back in September, Dan and I travelled to Malaga, southern Spain for a whirlwind of a weekend getaway.  You may remember our fantastic hotel, Barcelo, complete with slide. Well here is a little round up of this beautiful City.  I must admit, when we were originally asked to go to Malaga to review the hotel, I was a little apprehensive. Malaga, to

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