Mummy Mondays – The Festive Displays You Need to Visit this Christmas

Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited along to two festive events. Although based in different counties, the two events had some similarities, both centred around beautiful displays that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. If you are looking for something to do with the family in the lead-up to Christmas, I would highly recommend both Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland and the Christmas at Beaulieu...

Gin Tasting with Warner Edwards at Banana Wharf Poole Harbour

Until this year I didn’t really ‘get’ the hype about gin. As a drink it wasn’t something I would ever have ordered in a bar or whilst out for a meal. Over the summer I attended a couple of gin tasting events and was completely converted. I even bought myself some pink gin and lemonade to enjoy at home out in the garden. Then autumn rolled around and I wasn’t...

Beauty – A Christmas Showcase with The Body Shop

Last Friday I was invited along with some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers to an event with The Body Shop. We had been to an event with them the month before which I really enjoyed, so I was very much looking forward to this one especially as it was a chance for the store to showcase their Christmas range. On the night it was absolutely pouring with rain and so...

Foodie Friday – Trying out Las Iguanas’ New Seasonal Menu

Last Friday, Ed and I went along to Las Iguanas’ Bournemouth branch to have a date night and try out their new seasonal menu. I haven’t actually gone on a restaurant review visit with Ed for a long time as I took over my local blogging network the Bournemouth Bloggers this time last year and have mostly gone along as a group instead. It was nice to go and experience...

Mummy Mondays – Autumn Activities with Children

As much as I love autumn, the colder and sometimes more miserable weather can make it harder to decide on activities to keep the children occupied. Sundays are our family days, where we try and make an effort to get out and about and shake off the cobwebs. These are some of our favourite autumn activities with children. Pumpkin Picking  I know, I know. I bang on about pumpkin picking...

Beauty – I Tried Out HD Brows with HI Therapies and This Was the Result

I have been having issues with my eyebrows for a good few months now. I have been trying out different products trying to find something to improve them to no avail, spending money and getting frustrated. Last week I was invited along to my local beauty salon HI Therapies to try out their HD Brows treatment and I was so excited to see if it would finally be the key...

Foodie Friday – Brewhouse & Kitchen’s New Season Menu

This week the Bournemouth Bloggers were invited along to the Bournemouth branch of Brewhouse & Kitchen to try out the new season’s menu. I hadn’t actually been to Brewhouse & Kitchen before as last time I was invited along I wasn’t able to go and Ed went in my place. He had told me it was a nice venue and that the food was good so I was looking forward...

Beauty – An Evening with Lush Bournemouth

I have become a huge fan of Lush over the past couple of years, ever since I started to enjoy baths and I feel the two kind of go hand in hand. Although I have bought myself several bath bombs from Lush, I haven’t really paid attention to the rest of the products they have on offer. I was really excited to head along this week to a special event...

5 Things To Do in Bournemouth this Autumn

Another day, another autumnal themed post, hashtag sorry, not sorry. I absolutely love living in Bournemouth. Location wise it’s perfect with both the beach and the forest a short drive from our home and plenty to do all year round. As the weather gets a little colder, and a day at the beach isn’t as appealing, there is still lots to do in and around the town. If you are local...

Beauty – Bournemouth Bloggers at The Body Shop

It hit me recently how little I actually take care of my skin. I have religiously been removing my makeup without fail every night for a number of years now but that’s where my skincare regime ends unless I am feeling particularly fancy or reviewing a new product for the blog. Generally speaking I will grab the micellar water and a few cotton pads, go to town with them and...