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...

A Family Visit to Rock Reef – Review

Review Visit You may think that, as a seaside town, Bournemouth falls short when it rains. With so many fun, indoor and all-weather activities available around the local area, a little rain won’t stop us from having fun! A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I took the older two children along to Rock Reef, situated on Bournemouth Pier, to try out their climbing walls, pier cave and high-line activities....

A Family Visit to Mr Mulligan’s Bournemouth – Review

So you might remember me mentioning previously that I attended the launch event for Mr Mulligans when it first opened in Bournemouth. I loved how vibrant and fun the venue was with its three themed courses to choose from, and the chance to enjoy a drink as you went around the holes. I was recently invited back in to try out the courses with Ed and the kids, so that...

Enjoying Lunch’d at The Real Eating Company

I’m a big fan of food in general but I struggle to think of tasty, quick to prepare meals for during the day. Working from home I tend to grab whatever is easiest, and it usually results in a mid-afternoon slump or feeling hungry an hour or two later. Last weekend, I headed over to The Real Eating Company in the centre of Bournemouth to find out more about their...

Lush Bournemouth – Mother’s Day & Easter Showcase

Spring is almost here, and it marks the arrival of two of my favourite occasions, Mother’s Day and Easter. I was recently invited along to Lush in Bournemouth for an exclusive showcase event for the Bournemouth Bloggers of their spring ranges. Lush events are brilliant, as the team are so enthusiastic and passionate about the company and its ethos. Plus, we get the chance to get our hands dirty and...

Cocktails and Cake – A Tipsy Afternoon Tea at Slug & Lettuce Old Christchurch Road

Last Saturday I headed over to the newly opened Slug & Lettuce Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth to sample their Cocktails and Cake afternoon tea. I have sampled a few afternoon teas over the past few months, so I was quite intrigued to try their tipsy take on the British classic. I also got to take along my mum, which was lovely as we don’t see each other as often...

What to Expect From a Salon Blow Dry

I am going to admit something perhaps a little unusual. I almost reached the age of thirty having never experienced a salon blow dry. Now, that isn’t to say I haven’t had my hair blow dried at the salon before, but I hadn’t visited a hairdressing salon purely for a blow dry. I had always had my hair cut first, with the blow dry merely a finish to the other...

Hosting My First Dinner Party with La Belle Assiette and Jilly’s Kithchen UK

Something incredibly exciting happened last week. I hosted my first dinner party for friends and I felt like a proper grown up. I had been talking about having a dinner party to Ed since we moved in two years ago but we never got around to it. After La Belle Assiette, an online private chef company, got in touch asking if I would be interested in hosting a validation dinner...