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...

5 Current Fave Foodie Spots in Bournemouth

I make no secret of the fact that I love food. I would quite happily make every social occasion I attend involve eating if I could, and I have been to a fair few of the local restaurants in the Bournemouth area. My favourite places to go to eat are always changing, but there are some spots that I go back to again and again because the food is so...

Dinner at Cafe Rouge Westbourne

•Complimentary review visit• Ed and I love to visit restaurants we haven’t been to together before and we were invited along for a review visit to celebrate 30 years of Cafe Rouge, giving us the perfect opportunity to enjoy a date night together. On the night we visited, there was a two for one offer on, so the restaurant was full and there was a brilliant, bustling atmosphere. Despite slightly...

Where To Go For Afternoon Tea – Bournemouth & Surrounding Areas

I never used to go for an afternoon tea, as I am a bit of a fussy eater and don’t drink hot drinks, so it always seemed like something I wouldn’t enjoy. However, I have actually attended several review visits over the past year or so, and have come to love this rather indulgent meal. As it is National Afternoon Tea Week (12th-18th August), I figured it was the perfect...

Dinner in Good Company at The Old Thatch, Wimborne

•Complimentary Meal• It is not often that Ed and I find the time to head out for dinner with friends. Not only do we have young children, but a fair amount of our friends do as well, so finding a time when everyone is available is tricky. Running the Bournemouth Bloggers network has introduced me to many new friends over the past couple of years, and it was lovely to...

A Minibreak at Inn in the Park, Poole

•Complimentary stay• The Bournemouth Bloggers have been working with Inn in the Park, in Poole, over the past month to help promote the venue and their restaurant menu. As part of this, Ed and I were invited along to enjoy a stay with dinner, and it was the perfect chance to spend some quality time together as a couple, and reconnect after a rather stressful few months. Although our favourite...

Chocolate Spread Christmas Tree 

When Ed and I saw the Nutella Christmas Tree video on Facebook last week we knew we had to recreate it as it looked totally delicious. We decided to swap Nutella for Cadbury Chocolate Spread as Cameron isn’t a huge fan of Nutella. Cameron, Ed and I made this in about 10 minutes on Saturday, so including baking time it only took just over half an hour – not bad...