Celebrating 2 Years of Bournemouth Bloggers

•Press event• Back in 2017 I took over the reigns of the Bournemouth Blogger network. I had just handed in my notice at work after deciding not to go back after maternity leave and I was feeling a bit odd about not working in the events industry anymore. I figured that running the network, even for a little while, would give me something to focus on alongside the children and...

Dressing for Autumn Walks

•Features Gifted Item• Suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, I try and get outdoors in the fresh air during daylight as much as possible in autumn and winter, when the days are shorter. Wrapping up warm and heading out into the countryside on a Sunday is our favourite family activity as the nights draw in and it gives me some of the vitamin D my body is lacking in during this...

Dining Out with BigDish App

•Gifted meal• With three children, eating out can be costly, and it is something we don’t do that often for this reason. Midweek meals especially, are reserved usually for special occasions only, birthdays, anniversaries etc. BigDish recently got in touch asking whether I would like to try out the app and have a meal on them in the local area. No brainer, right? Being totally honest, I hadn’t heard of...

Exploring our Local Forest with the Shaun the Sheep Interactive Glow Trail

I have mentioned before how grateful I am to live in such a lovely location, with the beach and the forest both a short drive away from us. We have been to Moors Valley country park on numerous occasions and it is always a nice place to go when the kids need to let off steam or we want a nice walk in the forest. The kids really enjoyed the...

Bournemouth West Cliff Spa Day

•Gifted• I am a huge fan of a spa day, although I don’t get as much of a chance for one lately whilst juggling everything, but when I was talking to my aunt recently, she mentioned that she had never been on one. So when I was invited along to try out the spa at Bournemouth West Cliff hotel, and able to bring along a plus one, I knew it...

A Night of Rocky Horror at Bournemouth Pavilion

•Press tickets• I remember the first time I was introduced to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was when I was at university and my housemate put on the DVD. I had never seen anything quite like it and it stuck with me, as I think it does for most people who watch it. Embarassingly it wasn’t until Glee covered the songs that my love for the film was rekindled....

Boob Brunch with Slug & Lettuce & Coppafeel

•Press Invite• October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I was invited along to a Boob Brunch at my local Slug & Lettuce with Coppafeel, a charity focused on encouraging people to check their breasts and pecs for anything unusual with the aim of catching breast cancer in its earliest stages. The charity was set up by Kris, who discovered she had breast cancer when it was already terminal, meaning...

The 2019 Stable Cider Awards Final

•Press Event• This year I have been fortunate to work with The Stable on a few occasions as part of my role as coordinator of the Bournemouth Bloggers. I absolutely love pizza, especially The Stable’s, but I have never really been a big fan of Cider, that was until we went along to a tasting of the Cider Awards finalists at the Bournemouth Stable. There are so many different variations...

Julia’s House Creekmoor

•Press Event• I will be honest, up until recently I didn’t really have much of an interest in charity shops. Of course I knew how important they were for charities to raise funds for their individual causes, but I didn’t feel that charity shops were really ‘for me’, and I didn’t go in many for this reason. I also didn’t know much about the charities local to me, as I...