A Monthly Treat – Trying out Glossybox with Love Sub

•Features gifted items• I have a confession to make. This year I turned thirty and I managed to reach this grand old age having not tried out a subscription box. Once a novelty, the humble subscription box has come far in the past decade or so and now there are so many to choose from, it can become a little overwhelming deciding which one to go for. Love Sub recently...

Donate Your Words with Cadbury & Age UK

I am passionate about older people retaining their identity as they age. It is something I first became aware of being an issue when I helped an older gentleman whilst we were visiting Somerset this year. He had fallen and hurt his head and hand quite badly. As he was alone, I went with him in the ambulance and ended up staying with him until he was back home again....

Calendar Girls at The Pavilion, Bournemouth

•Press Tickets• I watched the film Calendar Girls when it came out sixteen years ago and I really enjoyed it so, when the chance came up to review the musical at The Pavilion in Bournemouth, I was happy to go along with my aunt. Both being mums, it was nice to get out of the house and enjoy a show together with a glass or two of Prosecco before the...

5 Current Fave Foodie Spots in Bournemouth

I make no secret of the fact that I love food. I would quite happily make every social occasion I attend involve eating if I could, and I have been to a fair few of the local restaurants in the Bournemouth area. My favourite places to go to eat are always changing, but there are some spots that I go back to again and again because the food is so...

The Simone Thomas Salon in Westbourne

•Previous collaboration with salon• The Simone Thomas Salon is located along Westbourne high street, opposite a quaint bookshop and a pretty chocolate shop. Decorated beautifully with stylish neutrals and twinkling fairy lights, with candles burning, the salon is a tranquil haven to escape to. The staff are all friendly and welcoming, and go above and beyond to make each and every visit to the salon enjoyable. Offering teas, coffees, soft...

The Hidden Costs of a Destination Wedding

When Ed and I got married in Santorini two years ago, there was no denying it wasn’t an incredible experience and one I wouldn’t change for the world, but something we hadn’t anticipated was how expensive getting married abroad would be. As the cost of weddings in the UK rises higher and higher every year, it is easy to believe when people say that a destination wedding is a more...

A Swim Session with Individuality Swimming & Fitness

•Complimentary review session• Knowing how to swim is one of those life skills that are so important to have, and it is so much easier to learn as a small child than as an adult. Ed and I have been meaning to enrol Benjamin in swimming lessons for awhile as he hasn’t been very water confident. Over the summer, we went on a couple of short breaks away at holiday...

3 Big Reasons To Invest In A New Combi Boiler

•Collaborative Guest Post• The inevitable realisation of needing to replace your boiler is something we all dread.  We assume that it’s an expensive and stressful process, when actually, replacing a boiler can be far easier than trying to fix a faulty one.  Whilst you might assume that sticking with your current boiler can save you money and time – it can actually result in the complete opposite. So, if you...

5 Things I’m Looking Forward to About September

I have made no secret of the fact that my mental health suffers as autumn rolls around and the days get shorter, the weather gloomier and the nights longer. I do get a little worried as August ends, that I am going to struggle, but I also don’t want my mental illness to define who I am and I try and focus on the positives and all the things I...