5 Tips on Preparing For A House Move

•Collaborative contributed post• Moving home is an exciting yet slightly chaotic time! There’s so much to prepare that it can be challenging to know where to begin. The key is to get organised early to ease the stress and make the whole process run a lot smoother. For those looking for a little advice, these five tips should get you started. 1 . Declutter First  When you’re prepping for a...

5 of the Best Ski Holiday Destinations for Beginners and Families

•Sponsored post• Out of all the holidays we have gone on as a family, something I have never experienced before is a skiing trip. I went along to the slopes on Vancouver Island, Canada once when visiting my uncle, who lives there, but I haven’t actually been on a skiing holiday. We were discussing the best Winter holiday destinations in the office at work recently, and skiing came up. These...

Why I’m Not a Fan of Black Friday in the UK

Let me start by saying, I understand the origin of Black Friday, and I have nothing against how it started out, in America. What I have an issue with is how it has become something massive over here in England, where it is neither relevant or necessary for not only one day of sales, but now an entire fortnight of promised ‘savings’. These are some of the reasons why I...

A Little Pre-Christmas Catch Up…

Ahhh I feel like it’s forever since I have written a chatty, catch-up style post but I figured now was as good a time as any. With the end of November in sight, and the majority of people I know already with their tree up, or planning it for next weekend, I am feeling fairly festive. I have been attending some Christmas events, with more to come over the coming...

How I Am Fighting my Fears

•Sponsored post• I have always been a bit of a nervous person but, when I was diagnosed with anxiety a few years ago, just after my third child was born, things went from bad to worse and at one point I wasn’t able to do much at all without feeling panicky. I have had Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) twice over the past couple of years, through the NHS, and I...

Taking Your Business to the Next Level

•Sponsored post• If you have your own business, it can feel daunting to consider making changes, but doing so can actually really boost your sales, so it may be a worthwhile move. My brother and sister in law run their own home-based Soy Wax Candle business and, although it is doing well, I have discussed with them the importance of building on their success. These are some of the ways...

Dinner in Great Company at The Greyhound Inn

•Press visit• Last week I got in the car with Molly from Mollyy Rees, a fellow Bournemouth Blogger, and we made the drive over to the village of Corfe Castle (yes, the village is called Corfe Castle, it’s actually the castle at Corfe Castle!) for dinner at The Greyhound Inn. I had actually been to the venue a couple of times over the summer with Ed and loved the pizza...

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...