Attending the Media Launch of Kala Thai

•Press Event• Last night Ed and I were invited along to the media launch for the newest restaurant to open in Bournemouth, Kala Thai. The restaurant is located next to Slug and Lettuce, by Horseshoe Common, and was so brand new, the finishing touches were being added to the decor as we arrived – I do love a fresh new venue! We had been kindly invited along by local PR...

Exploring Dorset’s Hidden Gems

With holidays abroad not something we are looking at in 2020, we have been focusing on exploring the UK this summer instead of travelling to another country. As I am still working four days a week at the moment, we have stuck to days out in Dorset for the time being, and it has been amazing to discover hidden gems I hadn’t seen before, despite living in the area for...

Summer Sorted with Lighthouse Clothing

•Features press samples• Finding good quality clothing for me, Ed and the kids, is no easy feat. I have spent more time than I care to admit shopping online and in stores over the past few years, to be disappointed with the quality of the clothing once it has been worn and washed. Lighthouse Clothing, who I have previously worked with on a review basis, kindly offered to send across...

A Dinner Date at Coconut Tree Bournemouth

•Press Visit• Although we have now been out for a meal post-lockdown, Ed and I hadn’t yet been out along for a proper date night, so it was lovely to be invited along to The Coconut Tree in Bournemouth, following their reopening, to enjoy cocktails and dinner just the two of us. The Coconut Tree is situated a little way up from Bournemouth’s town centre, on Old Christchurch Road. I...

Trying Out a Lush Skincare Regime

•Features gifted products• At the end of June, I had an online skincare consultation with the lovely Charlotte at Lush Bournemouth. With restrictions in place, Lush have got creative with their services and have taken their consultations online, with great success – I really enjoyed my session with Charlotte, despite usually being really awkward on the phone and voice calls. Charlotte put me at ease, whilst also finding the products...

Our House Viewing Checklist

•Sponsored Post• Although I have been quite vocal on our future house plans in previous posts, I haven’t really spoken much about our current position. I think this is largely down to the fear of something falling through, but also it is because buying a house is such an overwhelming situation and, when you add in all the issues due to cover-19, I feel like the past six month have...

The Christchurch and Poole Venues Participating in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme – With Reviews

•Features previous press visits• Following on from my post about the Bournemouth venues participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, run by the government to help the hospitality industry following lockdown, I also wanted to put together a post of the venues that I have personally eaten at, along with links to my reviews from previous visits, in both Poole and Christchurch, so that those looking to visit...

The Bournemouth Venues Participating in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme – With Reviews

•Features previous press visits• I have seen a list of the Bournemouth venues participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, run by the government to help the hospitality industry following lockdown. I wanted to put together a post of the venues that I have personally eaten at, along with links to my reviews from previous visits, so that those looking to visit have a point of reference. The...

Adapting to a Healthier Lifestyle

If you are subscribed to my YouTube channel, you may have seen my first video in several months was uploaded last week, with an introduction to my new healthier lifestyle. I then spectacularly failed at this when family visited unexpectedly and I ended up having several ‘cheat days’ in a row rather than sticking to the new plan. I am a big believer in not beating yourself up about something...

Dinner and Drinks in Bournemouth Post Lockdown

Although it has been allowed for a few weeks now, I had been reluctant to head out for dinner or drinks until I was ready, as it felt a little too soon. However, this ‘new normal‘ of wearing masks in shops and whilst on transport, and keeping a social distance where possible, shows no signs of going anytime soon so, when my dad visited us for a few days at...