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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed my profile change a little recently. I’ve added: Moderator: @seemybristol.  Seemybristol is a brand new collaborative project with some of my favourite Bristol instagrammers, all sharing hidden gems,…
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I have a bit of a thing for beautiful ceramics, especially those that have a interesting patina or have been hand made.  I recently discovered the lifestyle store Minor Goods, an online homewares brand which believes in ‘less is more’. Looking through…
I have a bit of a thing for beautiful ceramics, especially those that have a interesting patina or have been hand made. I recently discovered the lifestyle store Minor Goods, an online homewares b...
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Time for another instalment of the SISTERHOOD weekend.  You may remember in my last post, last week, I left you hanging after the amazing floral workshop with Erin.  So after we had arranged, adorned and had a blissful few hours playing with British grown…
Time for another instalment of the SISTERHOOD weekend. You may remember in my last post, last week, I left you hanging after the amazing floral workshop with Erin. So after we had arranged, adorn...
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I know, I know! I’ve only just returned from a week in Marrakesh, BUT….. But, right now, I wanna be lying by this pool, feet skimming the surface of the water as I sip a cool lemon & mint juice.  I want to feel the heat of the Mediterranean sun on my back…
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Summer. We yearn for it ALL year, don’t we. Days when we can forget the time, lie on our backs and gaze upwards into the blue.  Long picnics in flower meadows or perhaps a swim in the river.  Sun ripened fruits, cordials bottled, tan lines on brown feet.…
Summer. We yearn for it ALL year, don't we. Days when we can forget the time, lie on our backs and gaze upwards into the blue. Long picnics in flower meadows or perhaps a swim in the river. Sun r...
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When I was young, I travelled extensively all over the world, backpacking to far flung places; South East Asia, Australasia and the South Pacific.  The flight distances sometimes took days, but back then I took each and every flight in my stride.…
When I was young, I travelled extensively all over the world, backpacking to far flung places; South East Asia, Australasia and the South Pacific. The flight distances sometimes took days, but bac...
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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…
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 ...
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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…
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...
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  “I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where the Oxslips and the nodding Violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious Woodbine, With sweet musk-rose and with Eglantine.” A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare. * Mid-Summer is here… the…
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The shelf in the kitchen is both functional and beautiful. Everything there is used daily, except for the cake stand which still waits for the day when I become better at baking. That day is never going to happen as I am utterly rubbish! But I digress.…
The shelf in the kitchen is both functional and beautiful. Everything there is used daily, except for the cake stand which still waits for the day when I become better at baking. That day is never ...
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Life has been insanely busy this past month.  I am sorry this space has been a little neglected, but I intend to remedy this by sharing with you the most dreamy weekend ever; SISTERHOOD. It seems like a distant dream, yet when editing these images the…
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Summer days, remind me of making ‘perfume’ from roses in my Nana’s garden. Walking around her flower beds, picking petals and making a floral stew in a bucket of water. My Nan, who loved to garden, would always ask me to use the petals from the roses that…
Summer days, remind me of making 'perfume' from roses in my Nana's garden. Walking around her flower beds, picking petals and making a floral stew in a bucket of water. My Nan, who loved to garden,...
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My name is Lou Archell, I am a freelance writer, blogger, creative consultant and photographer, based in the brilliantly independent and vibrant city of Bristol, England. I specialise in writing about travel, lifestyle, family and the great outdoors.

I live here with my partner Dan and my two sons, in a small Victorian terraced house which is in a constant decorating flux.

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