8 Ways to Stay Safe at University

•Sponsored Collaborative Post• Going to university is an exciting time in many young people’s lives. It often involves moving to another town, maybe even another country, that might be completely new to you. The best way to prepare for the lifestyle changes of being on campus is to make sure that you always stay safe. Here are some of the things you can do to stay safe at university wherever...

Celebrating 2 Years of Bournemouth Bloggers

•Press event• Back in 2017 I took over the reigns of the Bournemouth Blogger network. I had just handed in my notice at work after deciding not to go back after maternity leave and I was feeling a bit odd about not working in the events industry anymore. I figured that running the network, even for a little while, would give me something to focus on alongside the children and...

Christmas Gift Guide – Food & Drink 2019

•Features gifted items• One of my favourite parts of Christmas is being with family and enjoying ALL the food and drink in the name of being festive. If you are looking to stock up the cupboards in preparation for Christmas, or looking to buy a gift for a certified foodie, read on to discover some brilliant buys. Treats Vanilla Reindeer Personalised Chocolates These yummy Vanilla Reindeer truffles come in a...

Dressing for Autumn Walks

•Features Gifted Item• Suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, I try and get outdoors in the fresh air during daylight as much as possible in autumn and winter, when the days are shorter. Wrapping up warm and heading out into the countryside on a Sunday is our favourite family activity as the nights draw in and it gives me some of the vitamin D my body is lacking in during this...

Christmas Gift Guide for Her 2019

Features gifted items  Stuck on what to buy for the woman in your life? Or perhaps you are looking for ideas of what you can add to your own Christmas wishlist? I’ve rounded up some brilliant gift ideas including beauty, clothing and tech to give you some inspiration! Beauty & Self-Care Candlelight Glow Collection Looking for a truly indulgent gift for that special someone? The Candlelight Glow Collectionfrom Evolve Beauty features...

Alternative Advent Calendars

•Features gifted items• With December fast approaching, it’s that time of year when our family pick out an advent calendar to enjoy during the lead-up to Christmas. I used to love opening a chocolate advent calendar as a child, getting excited each morning when I got to open up another window, and it’s lovely to see my children experiencing the same thing all these years later. Advent Calendars don’t have...

The Social Media Management Platform You Need To Try

•Sponsored Post• Alongside blogging, I have been working on a freelance basis as a social media manager for a few select clients. Social media management is a a lot more time consuming than people often think. Being constantly available as a brand, whether that brand is your own or you are working on behalf of somebody else, can be exhausting. Using a social media management tool such as ContentCal can...

Christmas Gift Guide for Children 2019

•Features gifted items• With three children and plenty of nieces and nephews between us, Ed and I are well versed when it comes to buying gifts for children at Christmas time but it can still be tricky finding the inspiration each year. I have put together this gift guide, with plenty of toys, games, technology and books to give you ideas if you are wondering what to get for a...