Cocktails at Cosy Club

On Wednesday I spent a day working at a local social media management company. By the end of the day I was absolutely shattered, and didn’t overly feel like doing anything other than crawling home to bed to sleep. However, I had been invited along by the lovely people at Cosy Club to attend a cocktail masterclass event with some of the the other Bournemouth Bloggers. I hadn’t actually been...

Beauty – The Importance of Self Care for Mums

As a mum, it can be easy to prioritise everyone else and their needs. It is sometimes hard to remember to take care of yourself, but it is so important to practise self care as often as possible. After all, you are of no use to anybody if you burn yourself out by failing to rest and take care of yourself regularly. I wanted to share with you some of...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Fiona

This week’s Behind the Bride is with the lovely Fiona, from Dorset Mums, who I have had the pleasure of meeting this summer. Hello Fiona, so when was the big day? 17 September 2011. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? We first met in summer 2009 on Poole Quay when we were crewing for different pleasure boat companies.  After work many...

The Importance of Reigniting the Spark After Kids

Ok, so I seriously hesitated before hitting publish on this post. Sex is just something you are programmed to not talk about, isn’t it? But it was the fact that the subject is still considered taboo, even in today’s forward thinking society that pushed me to come out of my comfort zone and write about a topic which is actually quite close to my heart. Before I go any further,...

Mummy Mondays – Educational Gift Ideas from Laurence King Publishers

I have loved the range of books, games and activity sets from Laurence King ever since I started working with them on a review basis last year. They are passionate about quality, and every single item I have received from them has been incredibly durable, managing to stay looking good even with my heavy handed children around. We were recently sent two new releases, the Who Owns these Bones book...

Mummy Mondays – Preparing for Back to School with Find Me a Gift

The summer holidays seem to have gone by in a bit of blur. We have managed to fit a fair amount in, and it’s been lovely to have Ed around now he is a teacher and gets the summer off. The children go back next week, and Find Me a Gift very kindly sent over some of their back to school essentials to help prepare us all for the start...

Foodie Friday – Breakfast with the Bournemouth Bloggers at The Real Eating Company

Last Saturday, I shook off my headache (self inflicted from one too many wines the night before) and headed over to The Real Eating Company in the centre of Bournemouth for a breakfast event with the Bournemouth Bloggers. It isn’t often I go out for breakfast, and I rarely meet up with friends specifically at this time of the day, so it made for a nice change. I was joined...

Beauty – Professional Summer Skincare – Tips and Tricks

Whether you are enjoying the sun this summer or viewing it from your office window, it can be easy to neglect your skincare. But, as the days get warmer and the sun shines brighter refresh your skincare routine to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy all season. The Obvious One – SPF SPF is often at the forefront of any summer skincare campaign, and for very good reason! Protecting...

Grieving for My Grandad – 17 Years On

Every time something good happens in my life, the moment is bittersweet as my grandad isn’t here to witness it. He wasn’t there to see me pass my GCSE’s or my A Levels and he wasn’t in the crowd when I graduated from University.  He wasn’t around to witness me get married, or able to hold his great grand children. He wasn’t around to see me start my own business,...

Wedding Wednesday – Wedding Dress Alterations – Finding The Right Seamstress

When it comes to finding the perfect wedding dress, dress alterations can make all the difference. Finding the right seamstress makes the journey to your wedding day as easy as possible, ensuring you look beautiful and feel confident when the big day rolls around. 5 Steps To Finding The Perfect Seamstress 1. Trust Reviews When you initially start looking for a seamstress to alter your wedding dress, you will be...