This might seem a little random after the sentiments in my last post. But bear with me... cleaning & #diy can help me with my mental health.

I’m not sure why but when I’m anxious, need to think or cross I clean. Like the deep clean stuff, it’s almost as if I get adrenaline from somewhere to give me the strength to scrub things that I wouldn’t normally. Or tackle something I wouldn’t normally.

On Thursday, whilst anxiously waiting to find out what was wrong with my grandma, I was shaving millimetres off Isla’s bedroom door. It was hard work but I didn’t want to just sit about.

Today I’ve painted the radiator and woodwork in our dining room with Frenchic. I now have a white and bright radiator and grey door. It looks so much better. Again, it’s something I can do whilst being lost in my thoughts.

Does anyone else do this?

Whilst promoting cleaning and mindfulness, check out my blog for a competition to win some goodies from @astonishcleaners #astonishingresults 
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I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what beauty shared this on her instagram before Christmas:  @carolineflack you’ve broken my heart.

She was funny. Caring. Kind. Absolutely beautiful and that smile lit up the world. Not perfect. But who is? No one.

I can’t comprehend how someone of such radiance and sparkle can end their life. But I only assume her mental health was suffering. She felt so trapped that was her only way out. A way of ending the pain that nobody could see.

Mental health is invisible; yet mental health is all consuming. Mental health is complicated; yet mental health can be helped with a simple cup of tea and chat.

Smile on the inside and on the out.

Make time for yourself.

Love yourself.

Make time for others.

Be kind.

Always. 
In a world where you can be anything, be kind  #bekind #ripcarolineflack

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This is sheer appreciation. This man. My lobster 🦞. Who made me the scrummiest meal last night & dreamy Vegan brownies. Showered me with thoughtful gifts & my cute note (in my stories) I recieved in my lunch bag.

However, I was a complete emotional wreck yesterday as my Grandma was taken into hospital. She was distressed, confused and sounding a little slow. It was scary.

So the Valentine’s Day love went all to Grandma from my family; wishing & hoping they find out what’s wrong.

We’re currently waiting to find out if her BP has reduced. It was sky high. Hoping she’s better & I can bring her home today.

This photo was from last Summer when we went to @carluccios in Cambridge. I love it. Happy memories. I’m lucky to have these. Noahs a people watcher, he was distracted with the crowd. Incidentally Carluccio’s have the offer on again: kids eat for a £1... #appreciation #family #love #mummyphotoaday

This is sheer appreciation. This...

Happy Valentine’s Day 🤍

A lot to be thankful for today. Love is a big word. I love these two quotes and perfect for today.

Yes it’s about celebrating your life with your lobster 🦞(mine is rather amazing) but it’s also about family.

Family is not just an important thing. It’s everything. So true.

I don’t know where I’d be without my lobster and my family... I hung these beauts in our bathroom and I love them. They make me smile everytime I clean my teeth! Which helps 😂

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#ad Prints are from @coulsonmacleod - so beautiful

Happy Valentine’s Day 🤍 A...

I love this new story corner I’ve created for Isla, with a little help from @vertbaudetuk. It is a gorgeous space and I couldn’t wait for her to get home and see it. She was so happy!

I love the large floor cushion, I want an entire room kitted out with them so I can just chill in the middle. It would be so cosy. Or even just #half a room! 🤍

Isla loves reading and so I thought this little corner would be perfect for her. She loves it.

I started with the floor cushion, I hung the coat rack for her monkeys and dressing gown and then I hung the shelves. They are so cute. I finished it all off with the mirror. I love all the colours and shapes. It really finishes off her room.

Who else wants the futon cushion? 🙋🏼‍♀️ #mummyphotoaday #ad

I love this new story...

I love trying new makeup, especially the vegan variety! I’ve recently discovered the fab range from @ex1cosmetics - you can grab them at your local @superdrug. So easy to find when you run out.

I’ve done a bit of a makeup tutorial on the blog using the EX1 Cosmetic products. Please forgive me, my skin is awful at the moment. Since I’ve been exercising more my skin has been really spotty. The spots that hide under the skin too!

If you swipe left then you’ll see the fab products I used. Then check out my stories for the swipe up link to my blog post.

I’m no make up artist haha. I prefer natural tones, that give my face #warmth. These products are perfect for that, especially the pink blusher! I wanted to show you what the products do and how they can be used together. Perfect makeup for your Valentine’s Day date!

#mummyphotoaday #ad

I love trying new makeup,...

A place to relax. A place to hide. A place to #doodle. A place to confide.

This place is my haven. It’s my safe space to relax and unwind. It’s absurd that at 37 years old, I just can’t wait to get into bed. When hubby goes climbing on a Monday evening; I’m in bed at 8pm! Is that sad?

Because it makes me happy, the bed is super comfortable and it is the only room in the house that the kids do not destroy, it’s nice to cling on to it. Keep it that haven.

If I need 5 mins to compose myself, I’ll hide in here. The kids drive me up the wall sometimes and hiding in here can calm me down. A technique I’ve developed over the years so the kids do not see Mumma lose it!

Anyone else love their bed? Or bedroom as a whole? I’m sure I’m not the only one haha #mummyphotoaday

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When you have a #favourite day with some great memories. Happy memories. It’s so nice to reflect back on it and reminisce.

This Winter Sun family day out at Norfolk still makes me feel happy when I think about it. These gorgeous smiles say it all.

However, you wouldn’t of thought this earlier before school. They had the most angry faces, shouting and being quite mean to each other. I’m hoping it’s just tiredness from the weekend. They’ve definitely come home happier than when they left!

It’s nice to look at photos that make you happy. Especially when you’re not feeling that happy, in that moment.

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When you have a #favourite...

4 Best restaurants in Andaman for a gastronomic treat

Have you ever considered spending your holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands? If you haven’t, make it a point to include it in your must-visit destinations. Its pristine beaches reflect the azure skies beautifully and accommodate a multi-hued sunset, creating picture-perfect scenery. Home to a blend of different ethnic groups, myriad wildlife, colorful marine life, and fascinating coral reefs, the place offers a holiday experience like nowhere else. And did you know? The largest sea turtle in the world – the Leatherback also resides here! Though Andaman has embraced modern infrastructures and new trends, its natural beauty and striking flora and fauna remain unspoiled even to this day.

Visit the famous Havelock Island for world-class snorkeling and diving experiences. It is a once- in-a-lifetime experience, in one of the world’s most gorgeous beach destinations. If you are someone who loves to spend some quiet time by the beach, then Neil Island offers you just that. Leave your footprints on the shimmering sands of its less-crowded beaches and revel in the serene vibe of the place. And if you are a foodie, you will be delighted to know that Andaman offers a host of dining options for you.

Let us see the 4 best restaurants in Andaman that offer a variety of lip-smacking cuisines:

1. Lighthouse Residency Restaurant

You are in for a treat at the Lighthouse Residency Restaurant in Port Blair. Head to this restaurant for the most amazing seafood in town, and enjoy a unique dining experience. You can find a wide variety of seafood here ranging from prawns, crabs, and squids to tiger prawns, red snappers, etc. You can also opt to dine at the New Lighthouse Restaurant located close by, which also serves authentic seafood in an open air dining ambiance.

2. Full Moon Café

What could be better than treating your taste buds to delicious food amidst a beautiful setting in Andaman’s most-visited Havelock Island? Refresh and unwind at the amazing Full Moon Café, operated by a friendly Irish couple. Choose from a wide variety of fresh salads, authentic seafood, and cardamom lime sodas, while basking in the cool breeze from the surroundings.

3. Mandalay Restaurant

Are you looking for a restaurant in Andaman with good buffet dining options? Look no further! Mandalay Restaurant at Marine Hill in Port Blair is your perfect retreat for indulging in a variety of south and north Indian delicacies. They also specialize in delicious seafood and authentic Chinese cuisines. There is an in-house bar as well that serves your favorite drinks before the grand buffet. What more could you ask for!

4. Sinclairs Bayview Restaurant

Dining out by the sea is something you don’t get to experience every day. So when in Andaman, you must make a visit to the Sinclairs Bayview – a top multi-cuisine restaurant located in Port Blair, offering a beautiful sea- view. Relish a wide variety of cuisines cooked to perfection at this restaurant and served in a lovely ambiance right next to the sea! Isn’t that amazing?

Did you know, it is now very easy to book an Andaman tour package including airfare and airfare to enjoy a perfect holiday with your loved ones! So get going, what are you waiting for?

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5 Comments
  • Ashwini
    August 27, 2018

    such a nice Post and Nice information we really like this. we are also from mysore has a travel agent we can provide travel facility to your next trip

  • Swathi
    September 8, 2018

    Thanks for sharing the really nice information . we are also from mysore has a travel agent we can provide travel facility to your next trip

  • Manutha
    September 19, 2018

    Hi…Thanks for sharing the really nice information I really like This nice post from Fox Travels

    • Sandip
      November 5, 2019

      Great, thanks for sharing the nice article, we are also from Kolkata and have a tour operator that we are planning with, for a tour to Andaman from kolkata Will make sure to visit the places listed.

  • Sandip Sarkar
    November 5, 2019

    Great, thanks for sharing the nice article, we are also from Kolkata and have a tour operator that we are planning with, for a tour to Andaman from kolkata Will make sure to visit the places listed.

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