Exploring Bournemouth as a Local

Features gifted experiences  I have lived in Bournemouth for the majority of my life. My family moved here from Kent when I was eight years old and it has been my home since. As a local, it’s safe to say I consider myself somebody who knows the area pretty well. Which is why, when I was challenged to explore Bournemouth and search out venues a little off the beaten track,...

A Family Day Out at Marwell Zoo – Review

Review Visit  We are so fortunate to live where we do on the south coast. Not only are there plenty of fun activities in and around Bournemouth, if you travel a little further out, there are even more fantastic options for days out with the kids. Despite having lived in Bournemouth for over twenty years, I somehow had never been to Marwell Zoo, located between Southampton and Winchester, before. Cameron...

A Family Visit to Rock Reef – Review

Review Visit You may think that, as a seaside town, Bournemouth falls short when it rains. With so many fun, indoor and all-weather activities available around the local area, a little rain won’t stop us from having fun! A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I took the older two children along to Rock Reef, situated on Bournemouth Pier, to try out their climbing walls, pier cave and high-line activities....

Planning a Trip to Disneyland for a 30th Birthday

Ok, so as you probably know, I am turning 30 in just a couple of months at the beginning of May. I had been torn when it came to making a decision on how to celebrate this milestone birthday, as I had so many things I would like to do, but it simply wasn’t feasible to do some of them (Santorini, for example, was not only out of budget, but...

5 Tips for Destination Wedding Couples to Make the Most of Your Day

When I married my husband Ed two years ago in Santorini, I wanted to savour every moment. Having been married previously, I was well aware how true it was that your wedding day flies by and time seems to speed up when you desperately want it to slow down so you can enjoy every second. As the wedding was in Santorini at the beginning of September, temperatures were high and...

Valentine’s Day Gift Experiences with Buyagift

Valentine’s Day is just under two weeks away and, if you haven’t decided on a gift for your loved one just yet, Buyagift have a plethora of gift experiences available to purchase with just a click of a button, taking the stress out of shopping. Buyagift’s extensive range of experiences includes everything from thrill-seeking supercars to indulgent meals and relaxing spa breaks –  there is something to suit every taste....

Tips for Driving Safely This Winter

As the temperatures continue to dip closer to freezing and snow threatens, it is important to remember how to drive safely this winter. There are several things you can do to prevent accidents and breakdowns over the winter months. It is also important to remember to book your MOT as soon as possible to give you peace of mind that your vehicle is in proper working order and complies to...

Disneyland Paris with Three Children Under Ten

Over New Year’s, our family had an amazing trip to Disneyland Paris. I posted about the reasons I would recommend a visit at this time of year, but I wanted to share our experience of Disneyland Paris with three children under ten and the tips, tricks and downfalls that we discovered. Rides Suitable for Toddlers We took Cameron who is eight, Carly who is six and Benjamin who is two....