The Importance of Educating Ourselves About Climate Change

•Collaborative Post• I will admit, every time I hear anybody speaking about climate change I metaphorically shove my fingers in my ears and try and ignore the situation we are currently in. The truth is, climate change scares me, and one of the main reasons for this is I have no idea about what it all means. I think the first step is to educate yourself on what climate change...

Why a Cruise Should be on Your Bucket List

•Paid Post• Before Ed and I took the kids on our first cruise as a family last summer, it had never really been something I saw myself doing. I mean, I always figured cruising was for the older generation, for people who were retired and had all the time in the world to sail off around the world. In fact, it wasn’t until we were on the cruise itself that...

Learning the Art of Pizza Making with The Stable Bournemouth

Press event  On Tuesday evening, myself and a group of the other Bournemouth Bloggers headed over to The Stable Bournemouth for an exclusive ‘Pizza School’, where we would find out all about how the delicious Stable pizzas are made, with the chance to get hands ‘doughy’ (sorry, couldn’t resist) and make some ourselves too! It was a lovely sunny evening and I enjoyed the walk through the gardens to get...

A Relaxing Spa Day with Solent Hotel & Caudalie

Press event  Last week I was invited along to the Solent Hotel in Fareham, to spend a day at their on-site spa with several other bloggers. The hotel is around an hour’s drive from me in Bournemouth, but is well worth the travel. A few of the other Bournemouth Bloggers also went along, and it was nice to spend the day with some familiar faces, as well as meeting some...

New Look Spring/Summer Essentials

Features gifted items  I have always been a huge fan of New Look. My first proper job was as a retail assistant in the Bournemouth branch aged 16, and the 50% staff discount meant almost all of my pay went straight back into the store. New Look, for me, have always offered affordable, high quality clothing, which suit my smart/casual style perfectly, and I was beyond excited to be sent...

5 Reasons You Should Hire a Wedding Planner

OK, as somebody who has worked in the wedding industry, I may be a little biased, but honestly, there are so many reasons why hiring a wedding planner can make all the difference. These are five of the reasons why you should hire a wedding planner. It Saves Time For busy couples, a wedding planner can be a lifesaver, taking all the hard tasks on and leaving time for you...

Going on Holiday as a Multi-Generational Family

Paid Post  My family has always been close knit. We love nothing more than a big celebration, where we have the chance to get together and catch up. I see my mum almost every day, and my nan at least once a week. It may not come as a surprise, therefore, that we have all been on holiday together, taking my own children along with us too. Having grown up...

Once Upon a Princess – Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

Review visit  I only really go to the theatre for pantomimes over Christmas. I love going to see plays and shows, but I never get around to looking into what is on, and I only realise after they are over. When I was approached by the team behind Once Upon a Princess, a showcase of pop hits and princesses aimed at children (and those that are young at heart) I...

Celebrating my 30th in Disneyland Paris

Last week I turned 30 and, to celebrate, myself and Ciara went on a bit of a whirlwind trip to Disneyland Paris, where we stayed at the gorgeous Newport Bay Club and spent a wonderful two days in the parks before heading back home again. It was totally magical, and just what I needed to see off my twenties. I’ve been to Disneyland several times before, as a child myself...