Hug a Bestie! How do we feel about a hug?

There’s been a lot said lately about mental health in relation to human contact.

It’s a big hurrah that a hug is cautiously back on the cards.

oohhh helloooo

The Science of a hug

More most of us a hug brings feelings of safety, contentment and happiness. When someone receives a hug, the body releases the hormone and neurotransmitter, oxytocin, often times referred to as “the love hormone.” Increased levels of oxytocin have been attributed to happiness and the reduction of stress and anxiety. Well, yes please to that!

near and dear

Others space

Perhaps it should also be noted that not everyone enjoys close personal contact and it has been interesting to read the other point of view – maybe it is a good thing that one can now politely decline without causing offence. Us huggers need to make a little ‘note to self’ to be a bit more aware of this. It’s cool! A non-physical hug can certainly be a thing …. The warmth of your dearest friends can shine through whether near or apart.

meeting new friends

Zen the Hen

Spare a little thought when you are organising a hen event – not everyone knows everyone and there may be a couple of sistas who sit outside the main  circle of friends. Wyldesistas weekends often include activities such as a relaxed craft or art session – the ultimate ice breaker and way for sistas to bind and get to know each other a little.

TIP: If you are planning a getaway or hen break with us and not everyone knows each other it may be wise to request that an icebreaker session is placed at the top of the list of experiences. 

Finally let us share, with her permission,  this lovely poem by Kent based poet Clair Meyrick

Clair Meyrick Jun 2015


Hug big…hug good
I know you’d hug me everyday if you could 
I missed our hug
Whole body hug
A not just anybody hug
A somebody loved hug
A wide open hug
A tops of your fingers to my toes hug
I needed a hug
I missed your hug
I would hug you everyday if I could.

Your bespoke WyldeSistas girls-getaway to the Isle of Wight

So, we can’t really do a lot right now, but we can dream about what we would rather be doing. It’s important to have things to look forward to – to excite us beyond this smog of days that blur from one to the next. Before the pandemic there were a lot of experiences that we took for granted, and it has forced all of us to take stock of the important things in life…

Being social and able to spend time with more than one of your mates is one of the biggest things that we’ve been missing. WyldeSistas are here to make those longing dreams into reality with a range of tailored Island escapes. Our ethos, after all, is about getting together with the girls to make long-lasting memories in your own Island paradise. Check out our menu for your WyldeSistas girls-getaway…

Assemble the tribe! 

Who are your Amazonian sisters? Who’s got the best campfire stories, remembers to pack the chocolate and who do you just plain miss the sight of? Your art group, your hens, your netball team – anything goes at WyldeSistas. We believe friendship and sisterhood are key factors to wellness and an enriched life; something we’ve all been desperately missing!

Pick from the unique accommodation 

The team behind WyldeSistas – Owner Helen was also founder of one of the UK’s first glamping businesses, Vintage Vacations, but is more recently known for providing amazing eco retreats at Tiny Homes Holidays. Having spent 18 years working on tailored holiday experiences Helen and team are dedicated to providing distinctive holidays. You and the girls can choose from a truly distinctive selection of bespoke accommodations designed to suit a range of budgets. 

There’s accommodation to suit all types of traveller, whether you’re a glamping chicksta, a true soul sista or an eco hedonista there’ll be something here for you and your crew. Choose from a selection of unique retro-styled heritage buildings, our range of glamping options or …….

  • The Mission; a converted tin tabernacle with hovering mezzanine bedrooms.
  • Scout Hall, as the name suggests this building was formerly an old scout hut equipped to sleep larger groups in style. 
  • The Shack by the sea is the tiny seaside escape that provides a more boutique option. 
  • Vintage Airstream Caravans, glamp in style in a restored Airstream caravan
  • British Vintage Caravans, Debbie or Gloria provide a lo-fi in style experience
  • Tipis and Bell tents, pitched in a beautiful location enjoy the outdoors.
  • Tiny Homes eco cabins; these geometric homes, each with individual architecturally stunning designs offer an eco-conscious option for the aspiring Greta Thunbergs and  Mari Copenys among us.

New accommodation is regularly added to the books …….

The adventures to be had…

WyldeSistas is about having fun with the girls. It’s a package holiday with a twist; choose from a range of unique outdoors activities, crafty workshops and wellness experiences. 

You can get in touch with your inner goddess and take part in a floristry workshop, then head back to the Tiny Homes for a movie night with your fave flick, popcorn and sweet treats. 

Feeling outdoorsy? We’ve got tree climbing and paddle boarding, and if you’re feeling those creative juices, give the meditative art class and pottery painting a go. Once you’ve exercised your body and mind, wind down with a sound bath followed by a spa treatment. 

Feeding the flock

As well as providing you with all the hot tips on local eateries (and places to get the drinks in of course!). We have a range of catering options that have been designed to suit a range of budgets and can be tailored for various dietary requirements. We do breakfast hampers that are included in all of our packages, so the most important meal of the day is covered. Book a self-catered BBQ pack and enjoy dining al fresco, or, if you’re not feeling the urge to cook, pick from our selection of homemade ready meals. Larger groups might like the option of hiring in a food truck for the evening, for which we have a number of recommendations. 

We can’t wait to see our nearest and dearest and get back to living life to the full again, ever more grateful of the important tribe of people around us. Good times are coming again so indulge yourself in a little dreaming – get the girls involved over Friday night drinks on Zoom and why not plan your ideal WyldeSistas menu.

Today is launch day!

View our newly listed Sample Packages HERE

View our last minute Pret-a-getaway packages HERE

On the Isle of Wight? Come and see us TODAY, 3rd November at the Isle of Wight Wedding Fayre (Ventnor Botanic Garden 11-4) …. first 10 people to say they have seen us online receive a goody bag!

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