Mummy Mondays – Gaining Confidence in the Water with Swimfin

Ever since I was young I’ve always been a bit hesitant when it comes to swimming pools. Although I love to go swimming now, I still don’t put my face in or under the water, and I think that this has had a bit of a detrimental affect on the children’s attitude towards the water too. Although Carly had a few swimming lessons as a newborn (she even went underwater...

Foodie Friday – The Upper Deck Alfresco Terrace at Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Last Friday I went along with some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers to the Christchurch Harbour Hotel to the launch event for their newly refurbished Upper Deck alfresco dining terrace. I had never been to the hotel before, but had seen it when driving into Christchurch, and always thought it looked like a lovely place to stay. The weather could not have been better if they had planned it. During...

Beauty – Makeup & Skincare for a Long Haul Flight

I promise I will stop banging on about Mexico and our honeymoon soon, but today I wanted to share with you the makeup and skincare I took along in my hand luggage to help make me look and feel a bit more human after the long haul flight. Now, I want to start by saying that I fully intended to take photos for this post before we went, thus having...

Wedding Wednesday – Surviving Wedding Season with Hallmark

As you may known by now, I absolutely love weddings. Back in university I wrote my final year dissertation on wedding planning, and after I graduated I managed to secure my dream job (back then) as a wedding coordinator for a local hotel. I have always enjoyed planning events, but I have a soft spot when it comes to weddings. With Wedding Season almost upon us, it’s time to think...

Mummy Mondays – A Trip to LEGOLAND Windsor

During the school Easter holidays, just before we headed off on our honeymoon, Ed and I decided on a spur of the moment visit to Legoland as a treat for the children. Luckily there was a promotion allowing adults to go free with a full price child’s ticket on packs of Kellogs cereals at the time, as otherwise it would have been incredibly pricey. At £120 for the four of...

5 Things I Loved about the Secrets Playa Mujeres Hotel in Cancun, Mexico

A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I headed off on the very long journey to Cancun in Mexico for our honeymoon. We flew with Thomas Cook and stayed at the absolutely incredible adults only Secrets resort in Playa Mujeres. Our week long stay was simply amazing, and if it wasn’t for my intense fear of long haul flights and the anxiety attack I experienced on our flight back home,...

Style – Keeping Cool & Covered Up in Mexico with Miss Tunica

You may have seen my previous post, talking about the essentials I packed to take with me to Mexico. In addition to these, I also had with me a very lovely cover up, which had been gifted to me by the people at Miss Tunica. This Nikki tunic, comes in a variety of shades, including the one I went for which is called Hot Maroon, and is a brilliant bright...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Gemma

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Gemma, who write’s Mummy’s Waisted. Hi Gemma, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? 10th October 2009, I had to wait until after the Ashes had finished that year! Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? I was 14 and he was 15! He was best friends with my...

Travel Tips for a Long Haul Flight as a Nervous Flyer

I talked about my fear of flying prior to our honeymoon, and listed the steps I had taken in order to combat the anxiety I was feeling about the long haul flight that was necessary for us to get to and from Mexico. Having now returned, I wanted to discuss what actually helped on those flights, and how important the kindness shown by members of staff on the return flight...