A Family Trip with City Cruises Poole – Review

Review Visit  At the beginning of the Easter holidays, Ed and I took the children out for a family trip with City Cruises Poole on their Harbour and Islands circular cruise. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, as it had been a little grey and dull for the previous few days but turned sunny with only a light breeze on the day of our trip. The City Cruises Poole...

Exploring Bournemouth as a Local

Features gifted experiences  I have lived in Bournemouth for the majority of my life. My family moved here from Kent when I was eight years old and it has been my home since. As a local, it’s safe to say I consider myself somebody who knows the area pretty well. Which is why, when I was challenged to explore Bournemouth and search out venues a little off the beaten track,...

My First Enzyme Peel with Sandbanks Clinic Poole – Review

Review Visit  As I approach my thirties (ok, not so much approach but hurtle headfirst as my birthday is in less than a month), I am really trying to take care of my skin and to look into ways I can work on the areas I have maybe neglected in my twenties, to prevent further damage and ensure my skin looks the best it can as I enter a new...

Discovering a Lovely Local Gem – Forum Jewellers Broadstone

Features gifted item  Recently I was invited down to Forum Jewellers in Broadstone, Poole, to visit their store and pose with their #FrameofFame, which is part of a recurring promotion on their Instagram account, with the chance of winning a £100 gift card. I had heard of Forum Jewellers before, but hadn’t realised where they were based. Broadstone is a short drive from the centre of Poole and the Quay,...

Family Fun at Hollywood Bowl Branksome – Review

Review Visit A couple of weeks ago Ed and I headed over to the Hollywood Bowl at Branksome with the children for a game of bowling and some food. The venue has recently undergone a refurbishment and rebrand and I was really impressed with how much they have in what is arguably a fairly small venue. We usually go to the bigger local venue in the Tower Park leisure complex,...

A Much Needed Girls Night with Bh2 Leisure – Review

Review Visit  On Tuesday night, I headed over to the Bh2 Leisure centre with Amy from Everything Mummy and Katie from My Best Make for a much needed girls night. As well as all being bloggers, we are also all mums, with seven kids between us, so it was amazing to get out and have a good catch up over some drinks and good food. Bh2 has an excellent range...

A Family Day Out at Marwell Zoo – Review

Review Visit  We are so fortunate to live where we do on the south coast. Not only are there plenty of fun activities in and around Bournemouth, if you travel a little further out, there are even more fantastic options for days out with the kids. Despite having lived in Bournemouth for over twenty years, I somehow had never been to Marwell Zoo, located between Southampton and Winchester, before. Cameron...

Mighty Claws Adventure Golf – Review

Review Visit With the Easter holidays coming up, Ed and I are always on the lookout for things to do with the children to get them out of the house. Mighty Claws adventure golf is located behind the Tesco Extra on Castle Lane in Bournemouth. Part of Playgolf, the dinosaur themed 18 hole course was a total hit with the kids when we visited for a review visit recently. Each...

A Hair Cut and Colour with Simone Thomas

Review Visit Having my hair cut and coloured is a total luxury. As well as providing a transformation to my appearance, it is also a rare chance to get some time to myself, away from being ‘mum’ for just a few hours. For this reason, I see a hair appointment as an investment in myself and an act of self care. I have been to salons before where the atmosphere...