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...

Celebrating 2 Years of Bournemouth Bloggers

•Press event• Back in 2017 I took over the reigns of the Bournemouth Blogger network. I had just handed in my notice at work after deciding not to go back after maternity leave and I was feeling a bit odd about not working in the events industry anymore. I figured that running the network, even for a little while, would give me something to focus on alongside the children and...

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...

The Importance of Interior Design in Hospitality Venues

•Sponsored Post• Interior Design has always really interested me. I find it so fascinating how simply changing the way a building looks, adding certain touches can make a huge difference in how people view that space, how it makes them feel. Interior Design in hospitality is massively important and something that all too often is overlooked by those looking to make their company a success as quickly as possible. Companies...

The Humble Roast, and Why My Husband is the Best

Ok, I know this post is gonna come across as both super braggy (autocorrect kept changing that to baggy haha), and super lame at the same time, but I don’t care. I have had relationships before where I couldn’t be myself, didn’t get to open up completely to that person and ultimately, as a result, stopped myself from being who I am for large portions of my life. When I...