Foodie Friday – A Meetup at Mexigo with Darren Northeast PR & Bournemouth Bloggers

The Bournemouth Bloggers events became quite frequent over the past couple of months. We were averaging an event a week, and it has been a bit of a whirlwind lately. One of the most recent events, a visit to the Bournemouth branch of Mexigo, was one I was really looking forward to as I am a big fan of Mexican food. The event was a little different as it was...

Celebrating World Gin Day with Ginjams

Last Saturday was World Gin Day. Now, if you regularly read the blog you’ll know that I am not the biggest of gin fans, much preferring a glass of wine or prosecco. However, when Ginjams in Westbourne invited the Bournemouth Bloggers along on the Sunday for a private gin tasting to celebrate the occasion, I thought I would give it a go. I had, after all, previously been to the...

Giving Gin a Go at the Gin Festival in Bournemouth

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you may know by now that my drink of choice is either Prosecco or a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. I’m a creature of habit when it comes to most things, and alcohol is no different. I’ve only ever tried gin a couple of times before, and I didn’t overly enjoy it. I think this is largely due to the tonic, rather than...

Foodie Friday – Ojo Rojo Quiz Nights

When I was younger, my family would go mostly go on holidays across the UK rather than abroad. My grandparents had timeshare, and we would usually end up at one holiday park or another where they put on entertainment every evening. I have so many good memories of taking part in quizzes, usually coming in last and winning the infamous ‘wooden spoon’, but always having a good laugh and enjoying...

Foodie Friday – The Upper Deck Alfresco Terrace at Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Last Friday I went along with some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers to the Christchurch Harbour Hotel to the launch event for their newly refurbished Upper Deck alfresco dining terrace. I had never been to the hotel before, but had seen it when driving into Christchurch, and always thought it looked like a lovely place to stay. The weather could not have been better if they had planned it. During...

Foodie Friday – 5 Food Places I Love in Bournemouth Right Now

I love food, and one of my favourite things to do is go out for a meal. Bournemouth has a huge amount of restaurants, with plenty of different cuisines available to choose from. These are five of my current favourite places to eat. The Real Greek Ever since my visit to The Real Greek earlier this year I’ve been lusting over their halloumi fries. I also loved how sociable our...

Testing Out the Odeon Experience with Bh2 Leisure

On Sunday, myself and Louise were invited along to Odeon at Bh2 Leisure to see the new Peter Rabbit film and experience the service that puts Odeon ahead of their competitors when it comes to a visit to the cinema. Louise’s little boy hadn’t been to the cinema before, but Carly was quick to put him at ease, chatting away on the car journey. When we arrived at the cinema,...

Experiencing The Real Greek with Bournemouth Bloggers

Having got married recently in Santorini, you might be under the impression that Ed and I are big fans of Greek food. In actual fact, our time on the island getting married was the first, and only time, I’ve sampled any Greek cuisine. I’m what you would probably refer to as a bit of a fussy eater generally. I’m not as bad as my Mum, who really doesn’t like dishes...

Our Night at the Grosvenor Casino with the Bournemouth Bloggers

A couple of weeks ago myself and several of the Bournemouth Bloggers went along to The Grosvenor Casino in the town centre to have a look around, try out their food and drink menu and have a little lesson in the art of Roulette and Blackjack. I was very excited for a night away from being a Mum and got stuck in straight away with one of the delicious cocktails...

Foodie Friday – Level8 Festive Afternoon Tea – The Bournemouth Bloggers Christmas Meet-Up

Something very exciting happened last month. The lovely girl who ran Bournemouth Bloggers, Freya, announced she was moving to London and she handed the day to day running of the network over to myself. I have some really exciting ideas for the group going into 2018 but first of all I wanted to meet up with some of the members for a chance to chat about what they want from...