Merry Christmas, Everyone

It’s that time of year when people start to wind down and spend less time reading blogs and following social media accounts in favour of spending time with their loved ones. So, before you stop reading, ready for Christmas Day, I wanted to write a little something about how grateful I am for those of you who read my blog, and who support. It means a lot. I started blogging...

Give the Gift of Oh, Oh, Oh this Christmas…

•Features Gifted Items• Christmas is a time for giving, and what better way to celebrate the season of joy than with the range from So Divine. I have previously featured the brand in gift guides and posts and I love their products. Unlike some other brands, So Divine’s products are as well-made as they are attractively designed and packaged. Products come discretely wrapped, and I love the choice as the...

Seeing Out The Decade In Style

•Collaborative contributed post• Well, that’s it, another decade is almost over. We’ve seen many historical events take place, a real change in our societal beliefs and makeup, as well as all of the personal experiences you have had in the last ten years. It’s hard not to feel a little reflective during this period of time, as ten years is a long time within anyone’s lifespan, and things could have...

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...

The Best UK Christmas Shopping Destinations

•Collaborative post• Planning your Christmas shopping and not sure where to go? I’ve put together a list of some of the best UK Christmas shopping destinations including high street and designer shops, department stores and winter wonderland markets – you can thank me later! Liverpool ONE Located right in the city centre, with views of the historic docks and beautiful waterfront, and offering the perfect mix of high-street and designer...

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...

Our Christmas Traditions as a Family

•Features gifted items• For me, the beginning of December marks the start of our Christmas countdown. Our Christmas traditions, as a family, have grown and developed over the past few years, and now I feel like we do some set things every year, without fail. It’s nice to have these traditions, which the children get used to and look forward to, and I am excited to share them with my...

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...