Enjoying Lunch’d at The Real Eating Company

I’m a big fan of food in general but I struggle to think of tasty, quick to prepare meals for during the day. Working from home I tend to grab whatever is easiest, and it usually results in a mid-afternoon slump or feeling hungry an hour or two later. Last weekend, I headed over to The Real Eating Company in the centre of Bournemouth to find out more about their...

Cocktails and Cake – A Tipsy Afternoon Tea at Slug & Lettuce Old Christchurch Road

Last Saturday I headed over to the newly opened Slug & Lettuce Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth to sample their Cocktails and Cake afternoon tea. I have sampled a few afternoon teas over the past few months, so I was quite intrigued to try their tipsy take on the British classic. I also got to take along my mum, which was lovely as we don’t see each other as often...

Hosting My First Dinner Party with La Belle Assiette and Jilly’s Kithchen UK

Something incredibly exciting happened last week. I hosted my first dinner party for friends and I felt like a proper grown up. I had been talking about having a dinner party to Ed since we moved in two years ago but we never got around to it. After La Belle Assiette, an online private chef company, got in touch asking if I would be interested in hosting a validation dinner...

5 Reasons Why Popcorn Shed is My New Favourite Snack

Yes, I know, January is meant to be all about jumping back on the health wagon and limiting carbs and calories in a bid to get that elusive bikini body for the summer but this year I am avoiding that. Sure, I am making healthier choices, eating a few less cakes and a few more vegetables but generally speaking I follow the mindset of a little of what you fancy...

Foodie Friday – Festive Meal Ideas Between Christmas & New Year

It’s the time of year where you just can’t face yet another meal based around leftover turkey and are fed up of grazing on chocolate, cheese and crisps. Rather than reaching for the snacks again or resorting to yet another turkey sandwich for dinner tonight, why not put together one of the following festive meal ideas for between Christmas and New Year? There’s a mixture of ideas with varying levels...

A Christmas Afternoon Tea at Haskins

So, we all know by now how much I love Christmas. It is by far my favourite time of year and I am always up for a Christmas themed event so when the lovely Alice at Liz Lean PR got in touch with me and asked if the Bournemouth Bloggers would like to have our Christmas meet-up at Haskins Garden Centre I knew it would be the perfect place to...

A New Forest NativiTEA at The Bell Inn

I never used to be a big fan of afternoon tea but lately I am a complete convert. There is something so cosy about an afternoon tea at this time of year, enjoyed with friends and good conversation so I was delighted to be invited along with the Bournemouth Bloggers to the launch event for The Bell Inn’s festive NativiTEA. The Bell Inn is situated in the heart of the...

Gin Tasting with Warner Edwards at Banana Wharf Poole Harbour

Until this year I didn’t really ‘get’ the hype about gin. As a drink it wasn’t something I would ever have ordered in a bar or whilst out for a meal. Over the summer I attended a couple of gin tasting events and was completely converted. I even bought myself some pink gin and lemonade to enjoy at home out in the garden. Then autumn rolled around and I wasn’t...

Christmas Gift Guide – Food & Drink

With Christmas around five weeks away, I thought I would follow up my Christmas Gift Guides for Children, Women and Men with a Gift Guide dedicated to food and drink. I am a huge fan of treating myself over the festive season and I also love to gift others with yummy things. Read on for some inspiration… Food Elizabeth Shaw Biscuits  These biscuits from Elizabeth Shaw are so delicious, I...

Foodie Friday – Trying out Las Iguanas’ New Seasonal Menu

Last Friday, Ed and I went along to Las Iguanas’ Bournemouth branch to have a date night and try out their new seasonal menu. I haven’t actually gone on a restaurant review visit with Ed for a long time as I took over my local blogging network the Bournemouth Bloggers this time last year and have mostly gone along as a group instead. It was nice to go and experience...