Enjoying Afternoon Tea & Sunday Carvery at the Norfolk Hotel, Bournemouth

•Features complimentary press visits• If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will already know that I love food. Going out to eat is one of my favourite pastimes. I didn’t used to be a big fan of afternoon tea, as I am not a hot drink lover and am notoriously fussy when it comes to sandwich fillings. However, I have recently been converted, and was more...

Keeping The Kids Entertained Doesn’t Need To Empty Your Bank Account

•Collaborative Contributed Post• One of the things that becomes more and more of a challenge as your kids get older is trying to keep them occupied. After all, when they’re babies their demands are pretty simple outside of eating and sleeping. However, older kids need to not only be stimulated but they need to work off some of their excess energy too. The trouble is that a lot of the...

How The Self Care Trend is Influencing 2020’s Interior Trends

•Guest Collaborative Post• It is both a blessing and a curse that we’re always connected to the outside world. Whether it’s smartphones we’re addicted to or our wearable fitness tracking devices, our technology-obsessed selves are always switched on. It’s because of this obsession that self-care has become such a big lifestyle trend in 2019. Too many people have been failing to look after themselves, spending too much time with their heads buried...

Four Ways to Style the White Bodysuit this Summer

•Collaborative post, featuring gifted items• Hands up who loves summer? I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this season, mainly because I have seasonal affective disorder, which means I am clinically much happier and less anxious when the sun is shining and the days are longer, the skies bluer and everything generally brighter, but I am also terrified of all flying insects, especially wasps, which obviously go hand...

Freshening Up Our Bathroom and Kitchen

•Features gifted items• We have been on a massive decluttering spree lately, throwing out everything that we no longer need or use. It has felt amazing to clear space, but it has meant that we have noticed the areas of the house that are in need of a little refresh. Our bathroom and kitchen, especially, have started to look a little tired, since we moved in a few years ago....

A Little Life Update

•Features gifted items• I feel like I haven’t sat down and written a post about my life in ages. Obviously my whole blog is based around my life, being a lifestyle blog, but I tend to focus on different areas of it like review visits of local restaurants, toys that the children have been playing with and beauty products which I have used. I thought today it might be nice...

Looking Into Growing Our Own Fresh Fruit and Veg

•Features gifted items• I will admit, I am quite possibly the least green fingered person I know. I am awful when it comes to the garden, which is Ed’s domain (although he isn’t a big plant person either). My mum, however, would always be in the garden if she had her way. She loves a trip to the garden centre to pick up things to plant, and she has a...

An Exclusive Tasting of The Stable Cider Awards Finalists

•Press Event• Last week, the Bournemouth Bloggers headed along to The Stable Bournemouth for an exclusive tasting of the ten finalist ciders in the company’s Cider Awards, which are ongoing until September. Cider Expert for The Stable, Ross, was on hand to guide us through the ciders, providing a wealth of information about each one and the cider making process in general. Ross was joined by two team members, who...

Summer Garden Party Outfits with Kit and Kaboodal

•Features gifted items• Summer is almost upon us (if only the weather would get the memo), and with it comes plenty of garden parties and barbecues to enjoy with friends, family and loved ones. I am a big fan of the humble garden party, they generally involve minimal fuss and maximum fun. Dressing for a garden party is another story. I never know whether to go casual or dressed up,...

Places to Visit in Somerset with Children

We recently went on a little staycation to Somerset with the children. It was a spur of the moment trip, booked only a week beforehand, so I hadn’t really looked into what there was to do in the area. Instead, we had a bit of a Google, whilst we were there and decided on a few places to visit. It was a really enjoyable break away, and I wanted to...