Exploring Bournemouth as a Local

Features gifted experiences  I have lived in Bournemouth for the majority of my life. My family moved here from Kent when I was eight years old and it has been my home since. As a local, it’s safe to say I consider myself somebody who knows the area pretty well. Which is why, when I was challenged to explore Bournemouth and search out venues a little off the beaten track,...

Encouraging Teeth Brushing with Playbrush Smart

Review  The children are fairly good at brushing their teeth but they struggle to keep going for a full two minutes. They don’t like me brushing their teeth for them now they are eight and six, so anything which helps encourage them to keep going once their arms get tired and their attention span falters is much appreciated. I was sent across a Playbrush Smart manual toothbrush back in November...

Work on Your Pelvic Floor with Vivi from Aneros Femme

Features gifted item  One of the things I try and do with my little corner of the internet is approach somewhat ‘taboo’ topics to reassure others that they are normal. I have spoken about both adult toys and my pelvic floor in the past and this post actually combines the two. I was recently contacted by Aneros Femme, an American company who have created a product which works to encourage...

My First Enzyme Peel with Sandbanks Clinic Poole – Review

Review Visit  As I approach my thirties (ok, not so much approach but hurtle headfirst as my birthday is in less than a month), I am really trying to take care of my skin and to look into ways I can work on the areas I have maybe neglected in my twenties, to prevent further damage and ensure my skin looks the best it can as I enter a new...

Discovering a Lovely Local Gem – Forum Jewellers Broadstone

Features gifted item  Recently I was invited down to Forum Jewellers in Broadstone, Poole, to visit their store and pose with their #FrameofFame, which is part of a recurring promotion on their Instagram account, with the chance of winning a £100 gift card. I had heard of Forum Jewellers before, but hadn’t realised where they were based. Broadstone is a short drive from the centre of Poole and the Quay,...

Toys and Crafts for the School Holidays

Features gifted items  The Easter school holidays are here in Dorset and a full two weeks away from school runs stretch ahead. I am fortunate to work from home, meaning I can spend lots of time with the children and Ed, who is a teacher, over the school holidays. Although we have lots of days out planned, as well as a little mini break to Cornwall, there will be times...

Family Fun at Hollywood Bowl Branksome – Review

Review Visit A couple of weeks ago Ed and I headed over to the Hollywood Bowl at Branksome with the children for a game of bowling and some food. The venue has recently undergone a refurbishment and rebrand and I was really impressed with how much they have in what is arguably a fairly small venue. We usually go to the bigger local venue in the Tower Park leisure complex,...

A Much Needed Girls Night with Bh2 Leisure – Review

Review Visit  On Tuesday night, I headed over to the Bh2 Leisure centre with Amy from Everything Mummy and Katie from My Best Make for a much needed girls night. As well as all being bloggers, we are also all mums, with seven kids between us, so it was amazing to get out and have a good catch up over some drinks and good food. Bh2 has an excellent range...