Date Night at Turtle Bay Bournemouth

Press Visit Ed and I haven’t had many date nights over the past six months or so, due to the pandemic and the house sale. It has been a stressful time, so it was lovely to be invited along for a meal at Turtle Bay in Bournemouth, to get away from it all for a couple of hours. We hadn’t been to a restaurant since the new face covering rules...

Attending the Media Launch of Kala Thai

•Press Event• Last night Ed and I were invited along to the media launch for the newest restaurant to open in Bournemouth, Kala Thai. The restaurant is located next to Slug and Lettuce, by Horseshoe Common, and was so brand new, the finishing touches were being added to the decor as we arrived – I do love a fresh new venue! We had been kindly invited along by local PR...

A Dinner Date at Coconut Tree Bournemouth

•Press Visit• Although we have now been out for a meal post-lockdown, Ed and I hadn’t yet been out along for a proper date night, so it was lovely to be invited along to The Coconut Tree in Bournemouth, following their reopening, to enjoy cocktails and dinner just the two of us. The Coconut Tree is situated a little way up from Bournemouth’s town centre, on Old Christchurch Road. I...

The Christchurch and Poole Venues Participating in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme – With Reviews

•Features previous press visits• Following on from my post about the Bournemouth venues participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, run by the government to help the hospitality industry following lockdown, I also wanted to put together a post of the venues that I have personally eaten at, along with links to my reviews from previous visits, in both Poole and Christchurch, so that those looking to visit...

The Bournemouth Venues Participating in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme – With Reviews

•Features previous press visits• I have seen a list of the Bournemouth venues participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, run by the government to help the hospitality industry following lockdown. I wanted to put together a post of the venues that I have personally eaten at, along with links to my reviews from previous visits, so that those looking to visit have a point of reference. The...

Adapting to a Healthier Lifestyle

If you are subscribed to my YouTube channel, you may have seen my first video in several months was uploaded last week, with an introduction to my new healthier lifestyle. I then spectacularly failed at this when family visited unexpectedly and I ended up having several ‘cheat days’ in a row rather than sticking to the new plan. I am a big believer in not beating yourself up about something...

Dinner and Drinks in Bournemouth Post Lockdown

Although it has been allowed for a few weeks now, I had been reluctant to head out for dinner or drinks until I was ready, as it felt a little too soon. However, this ‘new normal‘ of wearing masks in shops and whilst on transport, and keeping a social distance where possible, shows no signs of going anytime soon so, when my dad visited us for a few days at...

Celebrating a 30th Birthday with an Afternoon Tea

•Features press samples• Having celebrated both Ed’s 40th and my own birthday during lockdown, I have started getting used to socially distant celebrations. At the weekend, my brother turned thirty. Originally, we had all planned to go up to County Durham, where he and his wife live with their little girl, but it wasn’t possible, so instead we planned a little celebration over video call, to wish him a happy...

A Visit to the Newly Launched The Kings Arms

•Press visit• Last week I was invited along with the Bournemouth Bloggers to visit the newly refurbished and relaunched The Kings Arms in Christchurch. I have been to events at the venue before, as well as hosting some meet-ups for the network there myself, so I was really looking forward to seeing their new look. We started with a cocktail masterclass at the bar, which was so much fun and...

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Brewhouse & Kitchen

•Press event• I am the first to admit that I haven’t really celebrated International Women’s Day in previous years. It is an occasion which generally passes me by. I am also not a keen beer drinker. However, when I received an invite from Brewhouse & Kitchen, asking if I would like to come along for their Brewing Experience day to celebrate International Women’s Day, I thought it would be the...