‘Portia and Bob at the Globe’, conscious media and other things we loved


In focus is a fortnightly, online update on things that the focus team has loved. New places we have discovered, food we’ve enjoyed and events that have made us happy – here’s a glimpse into our lives from the past two weeks.

Portia and Bob at the Globe, Glenis Carlton

It’s not often we’re given a children’s title to read but we decided to test out Glenis Carlton’s latest book Portia and Bob at the Globe on a few of the local youngsters. They were intrigued and gave it the thumbs up.

Glenis, who lives in Ohope for six months of the year and works the other six as a guide at London’s Globe Theatre, brings her love for this theatre to a tale of two animals – Portia the cat and Bob the fox who are legends at London’s Globe. The unlikely friends are whisked up amongst the stars and find themselves on Mount Olympus in the company of gods and myths, and meeting the very characters of the stories they see on stage each night. The story is based on The Tempest and Glenis hopes that, through an interesting tale, her book will introduce Shakespeare to 7-13 year olds.

Nut mylk by Nomad Nutrition and V&V

Being long-time fans of both Nomad Nutrition juice cleanses (read our review online) and Vigour and Vitality vegan nut mylks (guess what, we have a review for this one as well!), we couldn’t be more excited about their collaboration.

Sian du Plessis (Nomad Nutrition) was feeling a little frustrated that her delish organic nut mylks didn’t have as long a shelf life as the juices she whipped up and so, with the help of Hayden Booker (V & V Mylks), they’ve created a new botanical butter in two flavours: Cacao Spice and Turmeric Chai. All you have to do is to blend it with some water. Now you can make your own mylk from a paste that lasts longer!


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