Christmas Gift Guide 2021 – Food & Drink

Features press samples  Eat, drink and be merry this Christmas, with this selection of fun and thoughtful food and drink gift ideas! You can thank me later… Garlic Crusher Buying for somebody who loves to cook? This fun and quirky Gracula Garlic Twist from Red Candy is such a timesaver and looks great on your kitchen cabinet. Squirrel Sisters Natural Raw Bites  Squirrel Sisters products are suitable for vegans...

The Best Gluten Free Brownies – The Homemade Brownie Company

Brand Ambassador  I never used to consider myself much of a sweet tooth, generally preferring a big bag of crisps or pretzels when it came to snacks during a movie, and not really enjoying most desserts on the menu, but that all changed when I became a brand ambassador for The Homemade Brownie Company, whose brownies are quite simply the best thing I’ve ever had in my mouth, and, even...

Dinner at Brasserie Blanc Bournemouth

Press Visit  On Tuesday night, I was invited along to Brasserie Blanc in Bournemouth, with a friend, for dinner. The restaurant is located in the Marriott Hotel, with beautiful views across to Old Harry Rocks. The weather wasn’t brilliant, so unfortunately we didn’t get the chance to eat al fresco, but the area our table was in was still lovely, with sea views and a welcoming atmosphere. I haven’t really...

Slim Chickens Comes to Bournemouth

Press Visit  I love the choice of places to eat in Bournemouth, and have been lucky enough to visit many over the past few years as part of my role running the Bournemouth Bloggers. I was excited to hear that Slim Chickens, an American franchise, which has branches in the UK already, was coming to Bournemouth. I wasn’t able to make the launch event, as I was on a boat...

Trying out a Different Cuisine at Drgnfly in Poole

Press Visit  I have been making a conscious effort over the past few months to push myself out of my comfort zone, to try new things and to cook more interesting meals for myself. When I was invited along to try out Pan Asian food at Drgnfly, which is based in Ashley Cross in Poole, I was a little unsure of what to expect as it is a new cuisine...

Summer Dining with a View at The Real Greek Bournemouth

Press Visit  If you had to get to me to choose my absolute favourite place to eat in Bournemouth, although it would be tough as I have had the chance to eat at so many lovely places, I would most likely go for The Real Greek. I love the food, the atmosphere and the location of the Bournemouth branch of the popular chain restaurant, and I was more than happy...

Sampling the Set Menu at The Kings Arms, Christchurch

Last March, just before the UK went into lockdown, I attended an event with the Bournemouth Bloggers at The Kings Arms Hotel in Christchurch, which had reopened following a refurb. At the event, I received a scratch card, which I won dinner for 2 on. Due to the pandemic, various lockdowns and losing the scratch card during my house move, I only just got round to booking the meal and...

Why Afternoon Tea is the Perfect Post Lockdown Treat

Collaborative Post  Working part time for a charity and suffering with my own mental health, I am passionate about helping those who may be feeling a little vulnerable, as restrictions continue to ease in preparation for being lifted entirely in as little as two weeks. Heading out for an afternoon tea with a couple of close friends would be a lovely way to ease yourself back into going out socially,...

5 Reasons You Need an Air Fryer in Your Life Right Now

Sponsored Post  Air Fryers have been around a long time, and are by no means a new technology, however their recent rise in popularity is, in part, due to an increased use amongst the younger generation as seen across TikTok with airfryer recipe videos becoming increasingly popular on the social media platform. I had been meaning to get an air fryer for a while when I was offered the Ninja...