Experiencing the Renaissance Treatment at Lush Spa Poole

•Press Visit• As much as I attempt to practise self-care, lately I have had a lot going on behind the scenes at home and it has left me feeling stressed out and overtired. Fortunately I had been invited along to the Lush Spa in Poole to experience their new treatment, Renaissance prior to its launch this Friday 14th February across the Lush Spas in the UK. It came at a...

Dinner with the Girls at Schpoons & Forx

•Gifted meal• It is not often I get the chance to have a girls night out these days so, when I was invited along to the Schpoons & Forx restaurant at the Hilton in Bournemouth with several of the other Bournemouth Bloggers, it was a nice chance to have a proper catch up over dinner and drinks. Those who have read the blog for a long time may know that...

Cocktails and a Catch Up at The Lazy Fox

•Review Visit• I don’t know about you, but the week before Christmas always seems to go by in a blur. Rushing between one errand to the next and fitting in school Christmas parties and carol concerts, whilst running on barely any sleep after staying up late wrapping presents to go under the tree. I was happy to escape from it all for a couple of hours last night for a...

A Family Day Out at Christmas Tree Wonderland

•Press tickets• Last weekend, Ed and I headed over to Bournemouth Gardens with the children for a day out at Christmas Tree Wonderland, a festive trail in the town centre. We started our visit with an ice skating session at SKATE, opposite the Bh2 Leisure centre, with an on-site bar area styled to look like an alpine lodge. Ed and I are both awful at skating, even though I worked...

A Trip to the Panto – Aladdin at Bournemouth Pavilion

•Press tickets• Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to the panto, and this year I was kindly provided with tickets for the press night of Aladdin at the Bournemouth Pavilion. As the show had only just opened, it was a busy night, with a full audience, and the crowds were a little overwhelming. Luckily we found our seats quickly and settled down for the show. Aladdin is a classic...

Christmas at Hoburne Holiday Parks

•Press tickets• Last Christmas, one of the highlights for our family was attending ‘Elf School’ at Hoburne holiday park in Christchurch. The event was in its first year, so there were only a handful of children there for the session the kids went to, and they absolutely loved the hands on experience, where they had the chance to paint an elf money box and learn all about what elves get...

Festive Menus at The Riverside & The Cliff

•Press visits• Now December has arrived, I am feeling my excitement for Christmas has accelerated, so apologies for all the festive content at the moment! I was recently invited along to try out the newly launched festive menus at both The Riverside and The Cliff, which both come under the same umbrella of Premium Country Pubs. I took my mum along to The Riverside on a Sunday evening, to enjoy...

A Visit to the Monart Spa in Poundbury

•Press visit• When I think of all the opportunities I have had thanks to writing my blog, there are some that just stand out. My visit to the Monart Spa in Poundbury last week is definitely something I will remember. Poundbury, in Dorchester, is an hour’s drive from me in Bournemouth but the route is straightforward and it was a nice enough drive over there on a midweek morning. I...

3 Bournemouth Bars for Grown-Ups

Features images taken during press visits  1812 1812, located just up from the centre of town, opposite the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) has always been the place that’s over 21s in town. I had only been in a few times, even once I reached my twenties, as I wasn’t too keen on the atmosphere, or the drinks. They recently had a huge makeover, and I was lucky enough to be...

Dinner in Great Company at The Greyhound Inn

•Press visit• Last week I got in the car with Molly from Mollyy Rees, a fellow Bournemouth Blogger, and we made the drive over to the village of Corfe Castle (yes, the village is called Corfe Castle, it’s actually the castle at Corfe Castle!) for dinner at The Greyhound Inn. I had actually been to the venue a couple of times over the summer with Ed and loved the pizza...