Mummy Mondays – A Bedtime Comfort for Benjamin

Since Benjamin stopped breastfeeding, he has struggled to get himself off to sleep like he used to. We generally try to give him an item of my clothing that I have been wearing that day, but it isn’t always feasible. When I was asked by Summer Infant whether I would like to review their Little Heartbeats Soother Hedgehog, I figured it would be perfect for Benjamin as an alternative way...

Creating Memories to Last at Camp Bestival

Last week, Ed and I packed up the car with the three kids and what felt like all of our belongings and headed over to Lulworth Castle for our very first family camping trip and festival with Camp Bestival. I hadn’t actually ever been camping myself before, and had only been to one festival before as well (V festival a few years ago with my sister, if you were interested)...

Attending the 1805 VIP Launch Event

Since taking over the Bournemouth Blogger Network last November, Ed’s kind of gotten used to me being invited to events, and it isn’t often he is phased by my sometimes hectic social calendar. However, when the invite came through for the VIP launch event for the newest Chinese restaurant to open in Bournemouth, his eyes lit up when I told him I was able to bring a plus one. Ed...

Starting to Store and Send Memories this Summer with TimeSpring

I am a huge fan of storing memories. One of the main reasons I started blogging and set up my first blog all those years ago was as a way to record all my memories from life as a first time single mum with Cameron when I was finishing off my final year of university. I am always the girl with the camera in one hand, recording those special moments...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Amy

This week’s bride is the lovely Amy of Mummy Fox. Hi Amy, thanks for taking part! First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? Our big day was the 28th March 2016. However, if you ask my Husband he’d say it was Easter Monday 2016. It was Easter Monday, but that changes every year! So he always has to guess. It’s normally wrong too… Tell me a...

Keeping My Family Covered Against Mosquitos

This summer we have lots planned with the children including our first camping trip and cruise. I love summer, and the heatwave we have been experiencing over the past few weeks has been so nice, but there are downsides to the weather being hot and sunny – insect bites are both common and annoying. My daughter keeps getting bitten lately, and the bites are annoying and itchy for her. I...

Mummy Mondays – Preparing for Our First Family Cruise

There’s just one week left until we embark on our very first cruise as a family. Never mind that, it’s my very first cruise full stop, and I must admit, the nerves are kicking in a little now. I have mentioned before that I suffer from anxiety and claustrophobia, and although I am well aware that a cruise ship is very, very big in size, my anxiety stems from the...

Summer Has Arrived at Be At One Bournemouth

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I have been under a lot of stress lately, with the freelance work I am doing for a local PR company really kicking it up a notch as their event arrives this weekend. I have been burning the candle at both ends, and have generally been taking on a little too much work, meaning I haven’t been as active...

Beauty – My Go-To Girly Beauty Favourites

I feel like I’ve written a post very similar to this before… the thing is, I’m a total sucker for pretty packaging, and anything pink or pastel coloured (take these cupcakes, for example, they weren’t even that tasty but they look pretty)…. These are the products I am loving at the moment, that also happen to look totally Instagram worthy on my dressing table… Garnier Soothing Botanical Toner Rimmel 60...

Preparing for a Summer of Fun with Hollywood Bowl Tower Park

Last week, whilst England were preparing to play against Croatia and the world watched on, myself and some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers headed over to Hollywood Bowl in Tower Park for an event to showcase all they have on offer for families over the summer holidays.  The Tower Park branch is situated next to water park Splashdown, within walking distance of several chain restaurants and the Cineworld cinema. Although...