Dining Out with BigDish App

•Gifted meal• With three children, eating out can be costly, and it is something we don’t do that often for this reason. Midweek meals especially, are reserved usually for special occasions only, birthdays, anniversaries etc. BigDish recently got in touch asking whether I would like to try out the app and have a meal on them in the local area. No brainer, right? Being totally honest, I hadn’t heard of...

The 2019 Stable Cider Awards Final

•Press Event• This year I have been fortunate to work with The Stable on a few occasions as part of my role as coordinator of the Bournemouth Bloggers. I absolutely love pizza, especially The Stable’s, but I have never really been a big fan of Cider, that was until we went along to a tasting of the Cider Awards finalists at the Bournemouth Stable. There are so many different variations...

Lunching at Neo Restaurant

•Complimentary meal• It isn’t often I go out for a meal at lunchtime, so it made a nice change to meet up with fellow local blogger Rachael at NEO, a restaurant located opposite Bournemouth pier, next to the prestigious Hermitage Hotel. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, and we were visiting to try out NEO’s newly launched A La Carte menu. To start, I went for the Ham...

Homemade Tasty Waffles in Minutes

•Features gifted item• I never used to be a big fan of waffles in the past, always choosing pancakes over them. Last year, I had them with maple syrup and bacon and they were a total game changer for me when it came to eating breakfast out. I haven’t ever made them myself before, but when I was asked if I would like to try out the Dual Round Waffle...

Tasting the Prix Fixe Menu at Hotel Du Vin, Poole

•Gifted meal• Ed and I used to go on date nights religiously, every month without fail. With three children, as they’ve gotten older, it is not always as easy to find the time, but we do still aim to have some time to ourselves when we can. Last week we had the chance to head along to Hotel du Vin in Poole to try out their Prix Fixe menu, and...

Enjoying Afternoon Tea & Sunday Carvery at the Norfolk Hotel, Bournemouth

•Features complimentary press visits• If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will already know that I love food. Going out to eat is one of my favourite pastimes. I didn’t used to be a big fan of afternoon tea, as I am not a hot drink lover and am notoriously fussy when it comes to sandwich fillings. However, I have recently been converted, and was more...

An Exclusive Tasting of The Stable Cider Awards Finalists

•Press Event• Last week, the Bournemouth Bloggers headed along to The Stable Bournemouth for an exclusive tasting of the ten finalist ciders in the company’s Cider Awards, which are ongoing until September. Cider Expert for The Stable, Ross, was on hand to guide us through the ciders, providing a wealth of information about each one and the cider making process in general. Ross was joined by two team members, who...

A Visit to Compton Acres Poole

•Press Trip• Recently I was invited along to visit Compton Acres with the Bournemouth Bloggers and Darren Northeast PR, and it was lovely to take a look around at all the beautiful flowers in bloom and take some impromptu photos with my bestie Ciara at the same time. This was our second event with Darren, and I love how he always makes sure we have a fantastic time visiting local...

Learning the Art of Pizza Making with The Stable Bournemouth

Press event  On Tuesday evening, myself and a group of the other Bournemouth Bloggers headed over to The Stable Bournemouth for an exclusive ‘Pizza School’, where we would find out all about how the delicious Stable pizzas are made, with the chance to get hands ‘doughy’ (sorry, couldn’t resist) and make some ourselves too! It was a lovely sunny evening and I enjoyed the walk through the gardens to get...