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...

Midweek Dinner and Drinks at Revolution Bournemouth

Review Visit  Recently I was invited along with some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers to enjoy dinner and drinks at Revolution Bournemouth. Having visited a couple of months ago with Ed, I already knew that the food was tasty, but I was looking forward to having a nice catch up with the girls and trying some of the new items on the menu. We arrived at 6pm and were shown...

The Kitchen Gadgets That Make Life Easier

Features gifted products  As a busy mum of three, time is not something I have a lot of these days. Although I enjoy cooking, my time in the kitchen is limited and I am always on the lookout for gadgets that make life easier. EasiYo The EasiYo yoghurt maker allows you to make fresh natural yoghurt at home in just eight hours, only requiring a sachet in the flavour of...

Getting My Kids to Eat Anything

Gifted Book I have a constant struggle with the kids when it comes to mealtimes. Cameron used to be really adventurous when he was a toddler, but slowly he stopped wanting to try different foods and nowadays it is a battle to encourage the kids to have what we are having for dinner. More often than not I find myself giving in and reaching for the chicken dippers and turkey...