Christmas Gift Guide – Food & Drink 2019

•Features gifted items• One of my favourite parts of Christmas is being with family and enjoying ALL the food and drink in the name of being festive. If you are looking to stock up the cupboards in preparation for Christmas, or looking to buy a gift for a certified foodie, read on to discover some brilliant buys. Treats Vanilla Reindeer Personalised Chocolates These yummy Vanilla Reindeer truffles come in a...

Christmas Gift Guide for Her 2019

Features gifted items  Stuck on what to buy for the woman in your life? Or perhaps you are looking for ideas of what you can add to your own Christmas wishlist? I’ve rounded up some brilliant gift ideas including beauty, clothing and tech to give you some inspiration! Beauty & Self-Care Candlelight Glow Collection Looking for a truly indulgent gift for that special someone? The Candlelight Glow Collectionfrom Evolve Beauty features...

Alternative Advent Calendars

•Features gifted items• With December fast approaching, it’s that time of year when our family pick out an advent calendar to enjoy during the lead-up to Christmas. I used to love opening a chocolate advent calendar as a child, getting excited each morning when I got to open up another window, and it’s lovely to see my children experiencing the same thing all these years later. Advent Calendars don’t have...

Christmas Gift Guide for Children 2019

•Features gifted items• With three children and plenty of nieces and nephews between us, Ed and I are well versed when it comes to buying gifts for children at Christmas time but it can still be tricky finding the inspiration each year. I have put together this gift guide, with plenty of toys, games, technology and books to give you ideas if you are wondering what to get for a...

Remembering my Grandad

•Features gifted items• If you’ve lost a loved one, you’ll know that although the rawness of your grief may lessen slightly over time, it never truly goes away. My grandad passed away after battling cancer of the oesophagus when I was twelve years old, which is eighteen years ago this year, which feels crazy. I miss him all the time, but especially around Christmas as he died on 12th and...

Lush Bournemouth Halloween & Christmas Showcase

•Press event• I really enjoy the events I attend as part of the Bournemouth Bloggers but I do have a soft spot for the Lush events, as they are always so much fun! Lush Bournemouth really know how to run an event, and the staff always get everybody excited and involved as soon as you walk through the door. We had been invited along to celebrate the release of the...

3 Reasons Why You Should Spend New Year in Disneyland Paris

If you follow me on social media, you won’t have been able to miss the fact that my family and I spent a few days over the new year in Disneyland Paris. Disneyland has been my happy place since I first went as a child and, although I can’t afford to go as often as I would like now I have children of my own, I absolutely love to go...

Foodie Friday – Festive Meal Ideas Between Christmas & New Year

It’s the time of year where you just can’t face yet another meal based around leftover turkey and are fed up of grazing on chocolate, cheese and crisps. Rather than reaching for the snacks again or resorting to yet another turkey sandwich for dinner tonight, why not put together one of the following festive meal ideas for between Christmas and New Year? There’s a mixture of ideas with varying levels...

A Christmas Afternoon Tea at Haskins

So, we all know by now how much I love Christmas. It is by far my favourite time of year and I am always up for a Christmas themed event so when the lovely Alice at Liz Lean PR got in touch with me and asked if the Bournemouth Bloggers would like to have our Christmas meet-up at Haskins Garden Centre I knew it would be the perfect place to...