Where To Go For Afternoon Tea – Bournemouth & Surrounding Areas

I never used to go for an afternoon tea, as I am a bit of a fussy eater and don’t drink hot drinks, so it always seemed like something I wouldn’t enjoy. However, I have actually attended several review visits over the past year or so, and have come to love this rather indulgent meal. As it is National Afternoon Tea Week (12th-18th August), I figured it was the perfect...

Amelie Comes to Bournemouth

•Press tickets• Last night I went along to The Pavilion in Bournemouth to see Amelie on the stage. As is becoming quite a theme with these show reviews, I didn’t know much of what it was about beforehand, and I am actually enjoying going in blind, without any spoilers or preconceived ideas. All I knew was that the musical is based on the film of the same name, and that...

Holding onto Your Independence at Home

•Paid Post• A few months ago Ed, my mum, the kids and I were holidaying in nearby Somerset when we witnessed an elderly gentleman trip and fall over, hitting his head and badly cutting open his hand in the process. He was shaken up and all alone, without any family able to be contacted right away. We stayed with him whilst he waited for an ambulance, and I encouraged him...

A Family Holiday to The Lakes

I must admit, I do love a holiday abroad. There is something freeing to get on a plane and head away for a proper break from everything, but it simply wasn’t something that was in our budget for this summer, so instead we have booked a couple of small staycations in the UK instead over August. The first was a few days in The Lake District with family – there...

Understanding the Value of Your Property

•Sponsored Collaborative Post• Unless you’ve just bought your property, knowing how much it’s worth is tricky without getting an estate agent in to help. There are a few ways to get a rough idea though, and it’s a good idea to be aware of changes that you can make that will instantly add value to your home. Not only this, but if and when you come to reroot and move...

Dinner in Good Company at The Old Thatch, Wimborne

•Complimentary Meal• It is not often that Ed and I find the time to head out for dinner with friends. Not only do we have young children, but a fair amount of our friends do as well, so finding a time when everyone is available is tricky. Running the Bournemouth Bloggers network has introduced me to many new friends over the past couple of years, and it was lovely to...

Everyday Essential Oils from Neu Oil

•Gifted items• I have had an incredibly stressful few months lately, and it has really taken its toll on me. I have been feeling under the weather, lethargic and really not myself. As a result, I haven’t been feeling great mentally. I am on medication for my anxiety, and am not in a position where I want to come off of this at present, but I am always on the...

How To Make Your Wedding Day Perfect

•Contributed Collaborative Post• The question has been popped, and the answer was yes. You are getting married. Your life will never be the same, and for the months in the run-up to your marriage ceremony, it will be chaos.  You’ll want to start thinking about wedding planning and ideas straight away. There is no time like the present when it comes to getting a head start on preparing for your...

Womens And Mens Shaving Tips For Busy Parents

•Collaborative Post• If you’re a parent, you will understand the struggle of trying to keep on top of our own day-to-day routines, as well as those of our little ones.  The hours fly by, as we attempt to fit in kids meal times and activities around our own working days. This leaves little to no room for any kind of pampering or grooming.  Nevertheless, there are things that can be...

Adding to the Garden with Ivyline Pots

•Gifted items• I have mentioned before that I am not very, how shall we put it, ‘green-fingered’, however I do love to be out in the garden, especially over the summer months when it stays lighter longer and we can enjoy garden parties with friends and family. I was recently sent across a variety of the pots from Ivyline and I am planning on heading to a garden centre to...