Enjoying Afternoon Tea & Sunday Carvery at the Norfolk Hotel, Bournemouth

•Features complimentary press visits• If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will already know that I love food. Going out to eat is one of my favourite pastimes. I didn’t used to be a big fan of afternoon tea, as I am not a hot drink lover and am notoriously fussy when it comes to sandwich fillings. However, I have recently been converted, and was more...

An Exclusive Tasting of The Stable Cider Awards Finalists

•Press Event• Last week, the Bournemouth Bloggers headed along to The Stable Bournemouth for an exclusive tasting of the ten finalist ciders in the company’s Cider Awards, which are ongoing until September. Cider Expert for The Stable, Ross, was on hand to guide us through the ciders, providing a wealth of information about each one and the cider making process in general. Ross was joined by two team members, who...

A Visit to Compton Acres Poole

•Press Trip• Recently I was invited along to visit Compton Acres with the Bournemouth Bloggers and Darren Northeast PR, and it was lovely to take a look around at all the beautiful flowers in bloom and take some impromptu photos with my bestie Ciara at the same time. This was our second event with Darren, and I love how he always makes sure we have a fantastic time visiting local...

Why Bournemouth is So Good for Hen Parties of All Types (and Not Just Loud Ones)

•Guest Collaborative Post• With a range of fun activities, a great nightlife, and a plethora of dining options, it should come as no surprise to anyone who has visited it that Bournemouth was recently named as one of the UK’s most popular destinations for hen parties. This town on the UK’s south coast has been building up a solid reputation as a fantastic place for a ‘staycation’ – and has a range of features...

Exploring the Jurassic Coast with Discover Dorset Tours

•Review• I have lived in the Bournemouth area for over twenty years now and yet, I feel there are still so many parts of Dorset I have yet to explore. We quite often head out to the New Forest, which is just across the border in Hampshire, but we don’t often go in the opposite direction, along the Jurassic Coast. When I was offered the chance to join Discover Dorset...

Days Out as a Family in Bournemouth

•Features review visits• With summer coming up, and the May half term upon us, I thought it would be nice to round up some of the brilliant amusements and activities located in and around Bournemouth for those of us with children. Whether you are local, and looking for suggestions on days out and about, or visiting the area for the holidays, I hope you can find something you love in...

Bournemouth Beauty Guide

•Features gifted services• I am a big fan of beauty treatments. I love having my nails done and treat myself to other treatments every so often to make myself feel amazing. I am constantly on the hunt for the best beauty and hair salons in the local area, and I wanted to share my favourite places to have different treatments done. In the interest of disclosure, some of the services...

Flower Crown Making – The Perfect Hen Party Activity

•Review Visit• A few weeks ago I took part in a flower crown making activity with the Bournemouth Bloggers and Crafts and Giggles, which is a company run by the lovely Katie from My Best Make. Flower Crown making wasn’t something I had ever done before, and it wasn’t necessarily something I would have chosen to do myself, however I am trying to be more open to trying new things...

Learning the Art of Pizza Making with The Stable Bournemouth

Press event  On Tuesday evening, myself and a group of the other Bournemouth Bloggers headed over to The Stable Bournemouth for an exclusive ‘Pizza School’, where we would find out all about how the delicious Stable pizzas are made, with the chance to get hands ‘doughy’ (sorry, couldn’t resist) and make some ourselves too! It was a lovely sunny evening and I enjoyed the walk through the gardens to get...

Once Upon a Princess – Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

Review visit  I only really go to the theatre for pantomimes over Christmas. I love going to see plays and shows, but I never get around to looking into what is on, and I only realise after they are over. When I was approached by the team behind Once Upon a Princess, a showcase of pop hits and princesses aimed at children (and those that are young at heart) I...