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Saturday, 21 July 2018

The Body Shop VIP Blogger Event At The Westgate Oxford

You know that when an email land in your inbox from The Body Shop, inviting you for a blogger VIP event, you know you cannot miss on this great opportunity. And this what happened to me few weeks ago. The event was held at the massif and brand new and beautiful Westgate Shopping Mall in Oxford and I was to be introduced to the new Body Yogurt. I m not going to lie but Body Shop is a brand that I always trust and always come back to, so being invited for the first time ever it was very special to me and perhaps a little mile stone as a blogger too. 


Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Cornwall adventures with Marco Polo Guides

Car full up to the ceiling, road snack at the ready, comfy outfit on, kitty at the pet carer...that mean one thing! The Thornton family is off for a week break. This summer month, out of the blues, we decided to go back to East Cornwall, a place we visited last year, with at the time, our 3 months old baby. Now 16 months she is a running toddler that is full of life and get excited by everything and anything. So what better time to go visit Cornwall and their beautiful long sandy beaches to let our daughter run free in the sea breeze. 

Padstaw was our first visit. This port has everything to charm anyone from all the independent bakeries, clothes and souvenir shops, to one of the best Fish & Chips ever eaten , to Rick Stein's famous Café and sea food restaurant, which I highly recommend to stop by for a bite to eat and of course the port itself with those large traditional fishing boats to the leisure one all park at the front of the port and slightly dancing on the slow sea water pace. We were very lucky to have the weather on our side during our trip to Cornwall so Padstow on a sunny day is even more attractive of course.
My recommendation for a perfect Padstaw adventure are: Get to the port at early possible in the morning when most tourist just waking up in their hotel rooms (as it will get very busy around lunch time). Sat by the port with a latte and a croissant and enjoy the seagull flights, the in and out of boats from the port and mostly get the sea air in your lungs and enjoy the peaceful sea view. Then go for a little shopping and make sure to stop at Rick Stein's Cafe highly recommended by Marco Polo Guides for a bite to eat in a cosy atmosphere and with the loveliest bunch of staff ever. My personnal recommendation is the fish curry! A delight! or if you feel something quicker and simpler then stop at the Chip Ahoy for the classic fish and chips right by the port, this is a made to order so you'll have to wait a bit but it is delicious so worth the wait ...then leave the port behind you but don't forget to grab a Cornish pastry at the Chough Bakery, which is the best in town, for that mid afternoon hunger and walk to Padstow beach that is a little walk away to end your afternoon.

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