Celebrating World Gin Day with Ginjams

Last Saturday was World Gin Day. Now, if you regularly read the blog you’ll know that I am not the biggest of gin fans, much preferring a glass of wine or prosecco. However, when Ginjams in Westbourne invited the Bournemouth Bloggers along on the Sunday for a private gin tasting to celebrate the occasion, I thought I would give it a go. I had, after all, previously been to the...

The Bournemouth Blogger May Meet-Up

Last November I took over my local blogging network, the Bournemouth Bloggers. Since then, I have been working hard to bring as many local venues and businesses together with us influencers (personally hate the word, but some of the members work purely on YouTube or Instragram, so strictly not all Bloggers). I have been really enjoying it and, through running the network, I have made some amazing friends. As well...

Wedding Wednesday – My Experience of a Bridal Styled Shoot

It may come as no surprise that I love weddings. I really enjoy hearing about other people’s plans for their big days, and I love sharing the special days of other couples in my Behind the Bride series. I absolutely loved watching Saturday’s Royal Wedding and I even felt a bit blue on Sunday morning after it was all over. It also made me look back over my own wedding...

Learning New Skills with Parley Golf Centre

Last Friday I was invited along to Parley Golf Centre for a little introduction to golf session with some of the other local bloggers in the area. Although a few members of my family are keen golfers, and Ed and his parents also enjoy the sport, I have never properly been on a golf course before and didn’t overly know what to expect from the day. I went along with...

Beauty – My Makeover at DFMA Makeup Bar

On Saturday I was invited along to the newly opened DFMA Makeup Bar in Westbourne for a professional makeover. DFMA are predominantly a makeup academy with courses across the country, but they have opened their doors in Westbourne to provide professional makeup for all. I had originally been planning on going out after having my makeup done, but as we had gone out the night before, I just had a...

Mummy Mondays – Peppa Pig World Grand Preview Day

On Friday, my mum, Benjamin and I headed off on a bit of an adventure. Two new rides are opening in Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park this week, and I had been invited along to the press launch by Liz Lean PR. Although I have been blogging for seven years, it’s only recently that I have taken my writing full time and I haven’t been to a lot of...

Giving Gin a Go at the Gin Festival in Bournemouth

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you may know by now that my drink of choice is either Prosecco or a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. I’m a creature of habit when it comes to most things, and alcohol is no different. I’ve only ever tried gin a couple of times before, and I didn’t overly enjoy it. I think this is largely due to the tonic, rather than...

Foodie Friday – Ojo Rojo Quiz Nights

When I was younger, my family would go mostly go on holidays across the UK rather than abroad. My grandparents had timeshare, and we would usually end up at one holiday park or another where they put on entertainment every evening. I have so many good memories of taking part in quizzes, usually coming in last and winning the infamous ‘wooden spoon’, but always having a good laugh and enjoying...

Beauty – A Newly Launched Day Spa – Beauty H Spa at Hoburne Bashley

Last Friday, I was invited along to the launch of a new day spa in the Hoburne Bashley holiday park through the Bournemouth Blogger network. I don’t really know the area well, and didn’t really know what to expect but when I arrived at the venue, I was pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous modern decor and the tranquil haven of the spa itself, situated on the first floor of the...

Foodie Friday – The Upper Deck Alfresco Terrace at Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Last Friday I went along with some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers to the Christchurch Harbour Hotel to the launch event for their newly refurbished Upper Deck alfresco dining terrace. I had never been to the hotel before, but had seen it when driving into Christchurch, and always thought it looked like a lovely place to stay. The weather could not have been better if they had planned it. During...