Tourist Advice: How to Keep Your Jewellery Safe

•Collaborative post• Any popular tourist area has the downside of potential pick pockets, regardless of where you are in the world. London is widely regarded as a safe city, but if you’re a visitor it’s still worth taking precautions to make sure you protect your belongings, particularly your jewellery. Here are three tips for tourists on how to keep your jewellery safe during your visit to London: 1. Take out Insurance If you...

Why You Need a Membership to English Heritage or National Trust (Or Both)

Sometimes it can be a struggle to find things to do with the children at the weekend and during the school holidays. We don’t have a huge amount of disposable income so there is a limit to the activities we can do. My mum is a member of the English Heritage, and has added me and the children to it, which means we are able to go out together and...

Travel Bucket List – Canada

•Sponsored post• I am so excited because next week my Uncle is visiting from Canada, where him and his family moved a long time ago, when I was still a teenager. As it is a long way away from us in Bournemouth, we haven’t seen my uncle that many times in the past decade, so this trip has been much anticipated by our family. We have travelled to Vancouver Island,...

Celebrating Our Second Wedding Anniversary in Brighton

Two years ago today, overlooking the stunning caldera in Santorini, Ed and I said ‘I do’ in front of some of our closest friends and family in an intimate ceremony. It was the most magical day, and I would have loved to have returned to the island for our anniversary, but it simply wasn’t feasible due to a lack of funds and Ed now working as a teacher, which means...

A Family Summer Break in South Wales

Rather than dwelling on the fact that we couldn’t go on a holiday abroad this year, we looked at where we could get away in the UK instead and, after a lovely break in the Lake District with extended family earlier in the month, we decided to look at the coast for a second break away. Living in Bournemouth, we weren’t really looking for a tourist spot, and when I...

Budget Friendly Activities for Kids this Summer

•Features some gifted items• There are two weeks left of the summer holidays here in the south of England, and sometimes it can feel a little like the days stretch out ahead, requiring all the money to keep kids occupied and amused. I am fortunate to not only to have the summer with my children, but to also have both my mum and my husband off work for the duration,...

A Visit to Kidz Island on South Parade Pier

•Complimentary review visit• A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I made the 45 minute car journey over to South Parade Pier in Southsea to visit Kidz Island – a family amusement area situated at the end of the pier. We had been kindly gifted unlimited ride wristbands, which you can purchase for just £7.50, allowing you to go on as many rides as you would like throughout the day....

A Family Holiday to The Lakes

I must admit, I do love a holiday abroad. There is something freeing to get on a plane and head away for a proper break from everything, but it simply wasn’t something that was in our budget for this summer, so instead we have booked a couple of small staycations in the UK instead over August. The first was a few days in The Lake District with family – there...

A Minibreak at Inn in the Park, Poole

•Complimentary stay• The Bournemouth Bloggers have been working with Inn in the Park, in Poole, over the past month to help promote the venue and their restaurant menu. As part of this, Ed and I were invited along to enjoy a stay with dinner, and it was the perfect chance to spend some quality time together as a couple, and reconnect after a rather stressful few months. Although our favourite...