This is a guest post by Bee at Bee Loves Beauty. Since the sun is well and truly out and long holiday weekends beckon, I thought it might be a nice idea to share some tips and recommendations for make up survival at festivals. Based on trial and (considerable) error, I’ve come up with some golden hints I swear by. Hopefully these will help us to avoid the third-day-leprous look that can afflict the make up wearing festie-goer.
This is a guest post by Robert Taylor. Researchers at Newcastle University say electric vehicle drivers report feeling less stressed, calmer and more in control of their electric car. In addition, electric vehicles were found to emit less than half of the carbon dioxide produced by conventional combustion engine cars and grid energy is increasingly being generated by greener renewable sources. Walking slowly helps reaching the destination Despite the environmental benefits of electric vehicles however, their take-up remains slow. The government has an incentive package – the plug-in car grant – which gives customers up to £5,000 towards the [...]
This is a guest post by Aldo Torner. Sometimes it is easy to identify new parents just by looking at what they are carrying. Simply size up the baby bag. As the oldest of six siblings, I remember watching my own mom’s baby bag evolution over the years. It seemed that shopping for just the right diaper bag – and it had to be HUGE – was only important during the early years. Once it came to baby number six, my mom had packing baby’s stuff down to an art, and everything she needed fit into her oversized purse [...]
This week we’ve been in the lovely [rainy, chilly, yet pleasantly not at all like our rainy, chilly home] city of Bath. The joys of travelling with a toddler in tow meant that I had a meal plan, a huge grocery shopping list, and an even huger packing list before we could even think about leaving the baby-proofed comforts of our flat. Playpen, sleeping bag, travel mattress, twice as many clothes as seemed necessary (because she’s always twice as grubby as you think). Every toy we thought she might not sleep without, yet she still hasn’t slept through the night [...]
This is a guest post by Caitlin Kelly of Broadside blog. If you told me to jump out of an airplane or try rock-climbing or bungee-jumping or riding a motorbike, I’d say no thanks. I hate heights. Most physical risks leave me cold. But when I was 25, I left behind my apartment, dog, freelance writing clients and live-in boyfriend eager to marry me – and moved alone to France for eight months for a journalism fellowship. I was desperate for a break and a change, but I knew getting on that plane would – as it did – forever [...]
Hunt the Food. When your darling little one drops half-chewed snacks into the mysterious cavities of the upholstery & luggage, you’re gonna play this one anyway. Might as well play for laughs.
Gods, I’d forgotten how peaceful it is. Lovely walks, amazing food (steak de cheval, fresh asparagus, a fresh apple juice with lime at Apple A Day in Luxembourg city) and an all-encompassing sense of calm and order. Everything was… nice.
At the weekend I was pissed off about being too ill to make it to a shoot, and when I feel like shit I always get desperate to run away. So I booked an “executive double room” at the Donnington Grove Country Club for a pretty decent last-minute price and we legged it sharpish. Before we’d even reached the motorway I was already feeling the curative effects of buggering off out of the suburbs with a couple of bottles of wine & a bunch of sexcessories. The prospect of wandering round a castle in the morning could only add to [...]