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...

Going Back In Time for Hilton Bournemouth’s 80s Party

•Press ticket• Last week I was invited along with some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers to enjoy an 80s themed party night at the Hilton Bournemouth, located in the centre of town, just up from the Bh2 leisure complex. Having worked at the Hilton when it was first built, I have a soft spot for the venue, and was interested to attend my first event in the ballroom, since I...

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...

The Bargain IKEA Buy That is Saving Us a Fortune

Recently I headed over to our local IKEA, in Southampton, to pick up a new table for our lounge. It was only my second visit to IKEA, which surprises a lot of people as it seems to be a hugely popular shop these days. I wasn’t impressed initially as getting into the shop on a Sunday seemed to be a complete and utter mission (later found out that this was...

Trying out Recipes from a Pinch of Nom

One of my goals for the new year is to eat healthier and move more, and in a bid to make a positive start, I bought myself the Pinch of Nom recipe book on Amazon. I have heard so many positive things about Pinch of Nom, and have followed the account across social media so that I get some ideas, but having a physical cookbook has always helped me to...

Making Some Changes in 2020

I feel like all of my posts at the moment are about making changes, resolutions and goals, but that is what January is all about for me. A new year is the perfect excuse for a fresh start, to reassess and commit to making changes, if that is what you want to do. I used to make a huge song and dance about my resolutions, posting them across social media...

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...

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...