A Visit to the Newly Launched The Kings Arms

•Press visit• Last week I was invited along with the Bournemouth Bloggers to visit the newly refurbished and relaunched The Kings Arms in Christchurch. I have been to events at the venue before, as well as hosting some meet-ups for the network there myself, so I was really looking forward to seeing their new look. We started with a cocktail masterclass at the bar, which was so much fun and...

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Brewhouse & Kitchen

•Press event• I am the first to admit that I haven’t really celebrated International Women’s Day in previous years. It is an occasion which generally passes me by. I am also not a keen beer drinker. However, when I received an invite from Brewhouse & Kitchen, asking if I would like to come along for their Brewing Experience day to celebrate International Women’s Day, I thought it would be the...

Going Back In Time for Hilton Bournemouth’s 80s Party

•Press ticket• Last week I was invited along with some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers to enjoy an 80s themed party night at the Hilton Bournemouth, located in the centre of town, just up from the Bh2 leisure complex. Having worked at the Hilton when it was first built, I have a soft spot for the venue, and was interested to attend my first event in the ballroom, since I...

Mother’s Day at Lush Bournemouth

•Press event• Last week I headed over to an exclusive Bournemouth Bloggers event at Lush in Bournemouth for a showcase of their Valentine’s and Mother’s Day ranges. It was a great chance to get the knowledgeable staff to themselves and have the whole place to ourselves to explore and get hands on with the ranges. I have attended a few previous events at Lush in Bournemouth, and I knew it...

Experiencing the Renaissance Treatment at Lush Spa Poole

•Press Visit• As much as I attempt to practise self-care, lately I have had a lot going on behind the scenes at home and it has left me feeling stressed out and overtired. Fortunately I had been invited along to the Lush Spa in Poole to experience their new treatment, Renaissance prior to its launch this Friday 14th February across the Lush Spas in the UK. It came at a...

Dinner with the Girls at Schpoons & Forx

•Gifted meal• It is not often I get the chance to have a girls night out these days so, when I was invited along to the Schpoons & Forx restaurant at the Hilton in Bournemouth with several of the other Bournemouth Bloggers, it was a nice chance to have a proper catch up over dinner and drinks. Those who have read the blog for a long time may know that...

Cocktails and a Catch Up at The Lazy Fox

•Review Visit• I don’t know about you, but the week before Christmas always seems to go by in a blur. Rushing between one errand to the next and fitting in school Christmas parties and carol concerts, whilst running on barely any sleep after staying up late wrapping presents to go under the tree. I was happy to escape from it all for a couple of hours last night for a...

A Family Day Out at Christmas Tree Wonderland

•Press tickets• Last weekend, Ed and I headed over to Bournemouth Gardens with the children for a day out at Christmas Tree Wonderland, a festive trail in the town centre. We started our visit with an ice skating session at SKATE, opposite the Bh2 Leisure centre, with an on-site bar area styled to look like an alpine lodge. Ed and I are both awful at skating, even though I worked...

A Trip to the Panto – Aladdin at Bournemouth Pavilion

•Press tickets• Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to the panto, and this year I was kindly provided with tickets for the press night of Aladdin at the Bournemouth Pavilion. As the show had only just opened, it was a busy night, with a full audience, and the crowds were a little overwhelming. Luckily we found our seats quickly and settled down for the show. Aladdin is a classic...

Christmas at Hoburne Holiday Parks

•Press tickets• Last Christmas, one of the highlights for our family was attending ‘Elf School’ at Hoburne holiday park in Christchurch. The event was in its first year, so there were only a handful of children there for the session the kids went to, and they absolutely loved the hands on experience, where they had the chance to paint an elf money box and learn all about what elves get...