Jesus Christ Superstar Comes to Bournemouth Pavilion

•Guest Post from Rachael at The 15 Mile Foodie•   Thanks to some last minute ticket availability from Bournemouth Bloggers, Wednesday night I was lucky enough to watch Jesus Christ Super Star at Bournemouth Pavillion.   Bournemouth and Boscombe Light Opera are Bournemouth’s biggest amateur musical company and on opening night they pulled off a fantastic performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production that originally hit the...

Learning a New Skill with Jet Ski Safaris

•Press event• If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile you may know that I suffer from generalised anxiety disorder. I struggle with some social situations because of this, and it does make it harder for me to come outside of my comfort zone and try new things. I was so, so nervous before our session with Jet Ski Safaris. I had never been on a jet ski before, and...

Tasting the Prix Fixe Menu at Hotel Du Vin, Poole

•Gifted meal• Ed and I used to go on date nights religiously, every month without fail. With three children, as they’ve gotten older, it is not always as easy to find the time, but we do still aim to have some time to ourselves when we can. Last week we had the chance to head along to Hotel du Vin in Poole to try out their Prix Fixe menu, and...

Dirty Dancing at Bournemouth Pavilion

•Complimentary Press Tickets• Growing up, my favourite film of all time was Dirty Dancing. At one point, I lived and breathed it. Seriously, I kid you not, I paid my younger brother to learn the dance moves with me so that I could try and be ‘Baby’. Yes, I know, major cringe! For me, Dirty Dancing epitomises everything about coming of age, experiencing your first kiss, your first feelings of...

My Favourite Bournemouth Wedding Venues

Having lived in the Bournemouth area over twenty years, and worked in the local wedding industry, I have come to know quite a few of the local wedding venues. There are some beautiful places to get married and celebrate your wedding in and around Bournemouth, and these are some of my favourite venues. The Greenhouse Hotel This hotel is gorgeous both outside and in. The Greenhouse is a luxury boutique...

A Family Day Out at Adventure Wonderland

•Press tickets• We live around ten minutes away by car from Adventure Wonderland’s fun family park, but I have never actually been before, or taken the children. When I was offered press tickets, I knew it would be a lovely way to spend a sunny Sunday and we headed over yesterday morning to see what Adventure Wonderland had in store for us. Benjamin is not quite three, and the park’s...

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...