Choosing a Wedding Venue in Bournemouth – A Practical Guide

Collaborative Post  Although it has been several years since I worked as a wedding coordinator in Bournemouth, the local wedding industry still fascinates me and it is something I never tire writing about. Today I thought I would share with you my top tips when searching for wedding venues in Bournemouth. Whether you have just got engaged, or you are knee deep in wedding plans already, choosing the venue for...

A Weekend Stay at The Connaught Hotel Bournemouth

Press Trip  A couple of weeks ago, on what turned out to be a grey and miserable weekend, I was invited along to stay at The Connaught Hotel in Bournemouth. I mention the bad weather, not because it had any impact on our stay, we had an incredible time, but because it was refreshing to have everything we needed at the hotel, without any need to head outside and battle...

Bobby’s Bournemouth Launch Event

Press Event  During the week, I was invited down to Bobby’s in Bournemouth town centre for their launch event. Then opening had been delayed due to the pandemic, so it was a much anticipated event, and something I was really intrigued to see for myself, after lots of speculation in the press. I was lucky enough to be offered a stay in the Hilton, just up the road from Bobby’s,...

Dinner at Brasserie Blanc Bournemouth

Press Visit  On Tuesday night, I was invited along to Brasserie Blanc in Bournemouth, with a friend, for dinner. The restaurant is located in the Marriott Hotel, with beautiful views across to Old Harry Rocks. The weather wasn’t brilliant, so unfortunately we didn’t get the chance to eat al fresco, but the area our table was in was still lovely, with sea views and a welcoming atmosphere. I haven’t really...

Harbour Lights Cruise – Poole

Press Visit  A couple of weeks ago, I went along to Poole Quay to board the Harbour Lights Cruise with City Cruises Poole. Having previously experienced other trips with them, I knew it would be good, but I was blown away by the beautiful sunset as we cruised around the picturesque Poole harbour. The boat left the quay at 7.30pm, coming back in for 9pm. For the 90 minute duration,...

Slim Chickens Comes to Bournemouth

Press Visit  I love the choice of places to eat in Bournemouth, and have been lucky enough to visit many over the past few years as part of my role running the Bournemouth Bloggers. I was excited to hear that Slim Chickens, an American franchise, which has branches in the UK already, was coming to Bournemouth. I wasn’t able to make the launch event, as I was on a boat...

A Visit to Centre VR in Bournemouth

Press Visit  A few weeks ago, I attended an event with the Bournemouth Bloggers at Centre VR’s central Bournemouth branch. I took along Cameron, my eldest, as my plus one, and we had an amazing evening, getting to try our hand at the virtual reality adventures, and even having a sneak peak at the company’s newest wireless tech, which should be launching this summer. VR is not something I thought...

Contender Fest – Fitness, Music & Food

Sponsored Post  The last 18 months have been hugely challenging for so many people. With numerous lockdowns, ever-changing restrictions and an uncertainty about what you can and can’t do at all times, it has been really tough to be able to look forward to anything. With restrictions continuing to ease, and a light showing at the end of the tunnel, it’s time to look to the future and Contender Fest...

Trying out a Different Cuisine at Drgnfly in Poole

Press Visit  I have been making a conscious effort over the past few months to push myself out of my comfort zone, to try new things and to cook more interesting meals for myself. When I was invited along to try out Pan Asian food at Drgnfly, which is based in Ashley Cross in Poole, I was a little unsure of what to expect as it is a new cuisine...