Lush Bournemouth Halloween & Christmas Showcase

•Press event• I really enjoy the events I attend as part of the Bournemouth Bloggers but I do have a soft spot for the Lush events, as they are always so much fun! Lush Bournemouth really know how to run an event, and the staff always get everybody excited and involved as soon as you walk through the door. We had been invited along to celebrate the release of the...

Everything You Need to Consider When Planning a Wedding

•Collaborative Contributed Post•   Planning a wedding is a notoriously difficult task. But if you’re planning on having a wedding and want to make a big deal of the event, it’s something you’re going to have to face up to at some point or another. Now, there are big things and little things that you’ll have to plan. This can span from major necessities like a venue to tiny details...

Things Not to Say to a Second Time Bride

When I got married to Ed two years ago, it wasn’t my first marriage, and there were plenty of comments I heard since announcing our engagement, which did slightly taint my happiness and excitement for our wedding. It can be hard to know what to say to somebody who has been through a divorce, when they are about to be a bride for a second time, but if you aren’t...

Tourist Advice: How to Keep Your Jewellery Safe

•Collaborative post• Any popular tourist area has the downside of potential pick pockets, regardless of where you are in the world. London is widely regarded as a safe city, but if you’re a visitor it’s still worth taking precautions to make sure you protect your belongings, particularly your jewellery. Here are three tips for tourists on how to keep your jewellery safe during your visit to London: 1. Take out Insurance If you...

Why You Need a Membership to English Heritage or National Trust (Or Both)

Sometimes it can be a struggle to find things to do with the children at the weekend and during the school holidays. We don’t have a huge amount of disposable income so there is a limit to the activities we can do. My mum is a member of the English Heritage, and has added me and the children to it, which means we are able to go out together and...

The Humble Roast, and Why My Husband is the Best

Ok, I know this post is gonna come across as both super braggy (autocorrect kept changing that to baggy haha), and super lame at the same time, but I don’t care. I have had relationships before where I couldn’t be myself, didn’t get to open up completely to that person and ultimately, as a result, stopped myself from being who I am for large portions of my life. When I...

Updating My Skincare Regime for Autumn with ARK Skincare

•Gifted Items• So, it’s autumn, and the weather is onboard, so I guess I better be too. Does anybody else find the autumn weather super drying to their skin? I have been told I have fairly dry skin anyway, so it is really important that I take care of it as the weather worsens. I was recently sent over two products from ARK Skincare to help combat dryness and hydrate...

Which Shoes to Wear with Autumn 2019’s Big Midi Trend

•Sponsored post• Midi length is something that tends to come and go in fashion, and unlike mini or maxi, tends to be something some people find a bit hard to style due to its less conventional length and its wide variety of different cuts. Midi length really refers to anything that sits from below the knee to the bottom of the calf, and it can include just about any texture, from denim,...

Travel Bucket List – Canada

•Sponsored post• I am so excited because next week my Uncle is visiting from Canada, where him and his family moved a long time ago, when I was still a teenager. As it is a long way away from us in Bournemouth, we haven’t seen my uncle that many times in the past decade, so this trip has been much anticipated by our family. We have travelled to Vancouver Island,...