5 Things – I Vlogged my Daily Life for a Week and This is What I Discovered

Last week I did something I hadn’t done in a long time. I videoed my daily life with the plan of creating a weekly vlog. Unfortunately, my laptop got a virus and I didn’t get round to uploading it… but anyway, I learnt a few things about myself during my week in front of the lens… I Struggle to Talk in Public I have anxiety and, although I can just...

Beauty – HarSPA Launch Event

If you follow me on social media, you’ll have seen that I’ve been feeling under the weather for the past few weeks. I have overworked myself, pushed myself too hard recently, and it has taken a toll on my health. When I was invited along to the launch of the new HarSPA range of products and treatments, I jumped at the chance for a proper pamper and, last Thursday, I...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Rebecca

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Rebecca from The Coastal Mummy. Hi Rebecca, First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? We got married on 27th December 2015 Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? I’m 23 and a stay and home mum and blogger and Jonny is a carpet fitter. I met Jonny in 2011...

Mummy Mondays – I Was Let Down by Health Professionals During Labour & That’s Not OK

I debated whether to write this post or not as I know that, compared to some people, my experiences are not actually that awful. However, in the end I did want to share it, as I felt, and continue to feel let down by the care I received throughout my labour with Benjamin, and it did actually have a lasting impact on my mental health. For this reason, I feel...

Foodie Friday – A Meetup at Mexigo with Darren Northeast PR & Bournemouth Bloggers

The Bournemouth Bloggers events became quite frequent over the past couple of months. We were averaging an event a week, and it has been a bit of a whirlwind lately. One of the most recent events, a visit to the Bournemouth branch of Mexigo, was one I was really looking forward to as I am a big fan of Mexican food. The event was a little different as it was...

Style – Roses & Whiskey Jewellery

If you follow me over on Instagram you may have already seen me professing my love numerous times about new brand Roses & Whiskey, who specialise in handmade crystal jewellery. I currently have four of their necklaces, and I love them all! Although I have always loved the look of crystals, and have heard a little about their healing properties, I didn’t actually own any jewellery before fellow Bournemouth based...

Finding the Perfect Birthday Gifts for Men with Prezzybox

It’s Ed’s birthday on Thursday this week. He’s a bit of a typical man, in the sense that he never really gives me any clues of what he would like for his birthday, so I’m usually sat racking my brains for something to get him in the weeks leading up to it. I tend to refer to other blogs, and gift guides for inspiration, but I also like to head...

Mummy Mondays – Updating Carly’s Bedroom with Aspace

When we moved into our house eighteen months ago, Carly was only just four, and she was still very much into her character bedding. Her favourite film at the time was Inside Out, but she’s since grown out of it, and I’d been meaning to replace her duvet cover for awhile when the team at Aspace got in touch offering to send over their new Chloe duvet cover set for...

Celebrating World Gin Day with Ginjams

Last Saturday was World Gin Day. Now, if you regularly read the blog you’ll know that I am not the biggest of gin fans, much preferring a glass of wine or prosecco. However, when Ginjams in Westbourne invited the Bournemouth Bloggers along on the Sunday for a private gin tasting to celebrate the occasion, I thought I would give it a go. I had, after all, previously been to the...

5 Things We Did in the Lake District 

As you may have read at the start of the week when I discussed why I find family breaks away so important, last week we spent a few days in the Lake District for half term. We stayed in a lovely holiday park called Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, and we managed to fit a fair bit in. Packing for a break in the UK is always a struggle, you never...