5 Current Fave Foodie Spots in Bournemouth

I make no secret of the fact that I love food. I would quite happily make every social occasion I attend involve eating if I could, and I have been to a fair few of the local restaurants in the Bournemouth area. My favourite places to go to eat are always changing, but there are some spots that I go back to again and again because the food is so...

The Simone Thomas Salon in Westbourne

•Previous collaboration with salon• The Simone Thomas Salon is located along Westbourne high street, opposite a quaint bookshop and a pretty chocolate shop. Decorated beautifully with stylish neutrals and twinkling fairy lights, with candles burning, the salon is a tranquil haven to escape to. The staff are all friendly and welcoming, and go above and beyond to make each and every visit to the salon enjoyable. Offering teas, coffees, soft...

The Hidden Costs of a Destination Wedding

When Ed and I got married in Santorini two years ago, there was no denying it wasn’t an incredible experience and one I wouldn’t change for the world, but something we hadn’t anticipated was how expensive getting married abroad would be. As the cost of weddings in the UK rises higher and higher every year, it is easy to believe when people say that a destination wedding is a more...

A Swim Session with Individuality Swimming & Fitness

•Complimentary review session• Knowing how to swim is one of those life skills that are so important to have, and it is so much easier to learn as a small child than as an adult. Ed and I have been meaning to enrol Benjamin in swimming lessons for awhile as he hasn’t been very water confident. Over the summer, we went on a couple of short breaks away at holiday...

3 Big Reasons To Invest In A New Combi Boiler

•Collaborative Guest Post• The inevitable realisation of needing to replace your boiler is something we all dread.  We assume that it’s an expensive and stressful process, when actually, replacing a boiler can be far easier than trying to fix a faulty one.  Whilst you might assume that sticking with your current boiler can save you money and time – it can actually result in the complete opposite. So, if you...

5 Things I’m Looking Forward to About September

I have made no secret of the fact that my mental health suffers as autumn rolls around and the days get shorter, the weather gloomier and the nights longer. I do get a little worried as August ends, that I am going to struggle, but I also don’t want my mental illness to define who I am and I try and focus on the positives and all the things I...

Trying out Services at Smart Skin Salon in Charminster

•Complimentary treatment• A few months ago I went along to an event at the Smart Skin Salon in Charminster with the Bournemouth Bloggers. On the night, we were treated to some plant based food snacks from Holy Cow and given some further information about the services available at the salon ranging from simple beauty treatments such as waxing to chemical peels and laser hair removal. The salon owner Marta was...

Couples Who Chill Together Stay Together

•Features gifted items• Earlier this week Ed and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary. The traditional gift for this anniversary is cotton, and I’ll admit, we were both a little stumped on what we could get for each other that fitted with this. Luckily boohooMan have got you covered with their new range of coordinated tracksuits for couples. Perhaps not the most obvious of gifts, these tracksuits not only fit...

Celebrating Our Second Wedding Anniversary in Brighton

Two years ago today, overlooking the stunning caldera in Santorini, Ed and I said ‘I do’ in front of some of our closest friends and family in an intimate ceremony. It was the most magical day, and I would have loved to have returned to the island for our anniversary, but it simply wasn’t feasible due to a lack of funds and Ed now working as a teacher, which means...