Foodie Friday – A Visit to Baffi Pizza with Bournemouth Bloggers

A few weeks ago I took over the day to day running of my local blogging network – Bournemouth Bloggers. So far I am really enjoying it and have arranged a Christmas meet-up, which is next Tuesday, where I will have the chance to discuss plans for the group going into 2018. Part of running the network involves arranging review visits with local restaurants and when I saw that a...

Foodie Friday – Sampling the Seasonal Menu at The Stable Bournemouth

It’s December everyone! I don’t know about you but this year has gone crazy fast for me. I’m really proud of myself this year and have been super organised in order to be able to really relax and enjoy the lead up to Christmas. One of my favourite parts of December is meeting up with friends who I haven’t seen as much as I’d have liked in the year, and...

Foodie Friday – A Carnival Christmas at Las Iguanas

So last night Ed and I were invited down to our local Las Iguanas in Bournemouth to sample their festive menu, and I was so excited – South American food & Christmas are two of my favourite things! This year Las Iguanas is open throughout the entire festive season, including Christmas Day itself, meaning if you fancy something a little different from turkey this year, you can head on over...

Food & Fitness Friday – My Favourite Autumn Meals 

I can’t be the only one who was totally excited last week, when autumn officially started?  Although my depression has always tended to be worse during the colder months (blame those grey, dull skies), there’s such a sense of excitement when the leaves start to fall. There’s so much going on over the next few months for our family, and I’m feeling very positive.  One of the things I love...

Food & Fitness Friday – Date Night at Las Iguanas Bournemouth 

Ever since the restaurants were revealed for the BH2 leisure complex I’ve been excited for one in particular. Ed and I first came across Las Iguanas just over two years ago when we went on a mini break to Devon. Stopping off on the way, we ate at the Exeter branch and loved the laid back vibe and Mexican dishes on the menu.  I recently went to the Bath branch...

Food & Fitness Friday – Celebrating with Happy Hour at Taco Bell 

The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for Ed. He’s finished his open university degree, a degree he had been completing alongside a full time job for the past six years. He’s also applied for and been offered a training position as a teacher, the change of career he has been working towards with his degree, and one which will be a real positive...

Food & Fitness Friday – Quick & Simple Date Night Dinner 

I love a good date night at home but I’m not the most adventurous of cooks (that’s Ed’s speciality). As Ed’s Valentine’s surprise was in the day, I decided it was only fair to cook for him in the evening on Tuesday.  Although my skills do reach past Fajitas, it’s something we both love and I figured it would mean less time in the kitchen, more time snuggled up on...

Food & Fitness Friday – What’s on my Shopping List This Week

If you’ve read my food and fitness goals for 2017 you may already know that one of the things I want to do is to cook freshly prepared nutritious meals more during my maternity leave.  This means having to be a little savvy when it comes to the food shop as we are on a tight budget with only one income currently.  Around 2/3 of our shop is fresh and...

Food & Fitness Friday – Why I Won’t Beat Myself up for Over-Eating 

So if you follow me on social media, you may have seen that last weekend, only a few days after posting my fitness goals for 2017 I then went to a baby shower and for a family meal up in County Durham.  In the past I might have beaten myself up for overindulging on the sausage rolls or for the extra glass of wine I drank with dinner, but after...

Foodie Friday – Homemade Chocolates & Hot Chocolate Stirrers

So, it’s New Year’s Eve tomorrow and for some this means a wild night out, lots of alcohol and partying until the small hours. But for some, especially parents, it means a cosy night in.  What better way to bring in the new year than from the comfort of your sofa with plenty of warm blankets, leftover Christmas treats and some festive TV to watch?  These homemade chocolates and hot...