Kate makes friends!
Walking around Bristol over the past week or so I’ve been spotting more and more Gorillas! That’s right! You weren’t mistaken, not squirrels, foxes or hedgehogs – huge gorillas!
They’re not real of course but they do make a very striking feature on the landscape and if you see one with bleary Monday morning eyes you do have to do a double check! They’re part of a mass public art exhibition organised by Bristol Zoo to celebrate their 175th Birthday (making it the longest running zoo outside of a capital city). What a lovely gift to the city, thank you Bristol Zoo!
Not only do they brighten up our city, (and lets face it a wee bit of colour always goes down well on an urban landscape), they’re also here to make a serious point too. Their aim is to raise awareness of the threats facing gorillas and other apes around the world. We think this is a great way to do this! They’re all over Bristol in various nooks and crannies in a bid to celebrate the zoo’s 175th Birthday in a fun and educational way.
They began life as white human height sculptures but once local artists,community groups and schools got hold of them they soon cheered up and have formed part of a city-wide art extravaganza! They’ll be hanging around (excuse the pun!) all over Summer after arriving on a Gorilla Flotilla sailed in by Bristol ferry Company on the 4th July. Now that’s a heck of a great way to make an entrance! We like their style! Eventually they will be sold off to raise funds for Gorilla conservation. I quite fancy a gorilla in my garden!
We’re off this weekend to hunt out as many as we can find. We’ll be stopping off for plenty of Lahloo tea stops along the way, on our Gorilla mission! Yip-pee!! Send us your photo’s of you and your Gorilla friends if (like us) you’re a big kid who likes to be silly!
A huge well done Bristol Zoo and Happy 175th Birthday from Lahloo Tea!
Nothing beats the simple enjoyment of tucking into your favourite yummy treats! Throw in some great company, the great British countryside (or even a quiet spot in your local park will do!) with sunshine filled days and it’s Lahloo’s idea of heaven! If you couple this with a glass or two of our refreshing English Garden Punch (alcoholic or non-alcoholic, gently sparkling Earl Grey, elderflower and fresh mint) we really won’t be able to contain our excitement!
Oh, you may chuckle at our enthusiasm and pleasure at such ‘everyday’ things but what great things these really are! What do you love doing? What simple pleasures have you forgotten about? Spend time daydreaming about those things and then go out and do them – now’s your time! Remember it’s all about taking it easy.
Taking time out and ‘tuning in’ your senses to the world around you and is a fabulous way to help you unwind, forget your worries and cares and allow yourself to fully relax. Here’s to taking time out and to doing the simple things you enjoy!
One of our favourite treats is to pack up a scrummy picnic and escape! We’ve found some truly delicious picnic snacks from Donna Hay’s latest book that we thought you’d love to try!
Who ever said picnics need be boring? Forget soggy sandwiches and limp salads, here’s to simple, easy seasonal recipes bursting with fresh flavours and taste! Now you’ve no excuse to get out and about!
It’s no joke when we say we were literally inundated with responses to our recent ad for a new TEAm member. We’ve got to say there were some great candidates around and it was a very tough decision to make but Ben’s positive, fun attitude and enthusiasm really shone through. He’s only been here a short while but we know 100% we made a great decision by snapping Ben up and can’t wait to see how he develops and takes his role. Quite simply, he rocks!
When we first met him Ben, he was honest and admitted his usual tipple was builders tea and only ever the teabag variety but loved the sound of Lahloo as a company and couldn’t wait to try all the different teas we had to offer! To work for Lahloo it’s important to be passionate about our teas but most importantly to be open-minded and keen to discover the joy of good quality loose leaf tea!
Ben summed up his first few weeks for us;
” My favourites are Earl Grey (I can see why it won Great Taste Awards this year and last) and Guri-cha. Also, the Matcha totally rocks!!! It’s a super tea packed full of amazing antioxidants and it really keeps me going! It’s a pleasure to be surrounded by such tasty teas and knowing how much care has gone into producing them. I trust Lahloo as a company and this is really important to me. I never realised just how much better Lahloo tea could be than my old teabags, but you just can’t compare them! I’ve even converted my family, girlfriend and my best mate-and that’s after a couple of weeks! It’s easy to see why Kate and the team are so passionate about their teas. I can’t wait to find out more…..”