The Best UK Christmas Shopping Destinations

•Collaborative post• Planning your Christmas shopping and not sure where to go? I’ve put together a list of some of the best UK Christmas shopping destinations including high street and designer shops, department stores and winter wonderland markets – you can thank me later! Liverpool ONE Located right in the city centre, with views of the historic docks and beautiful waterfront, and offering the perfect mix of high-street and designer...

5 of the Best Ski Holiday Destinations for Beginners and Families

•Sponsored post• Out of all the holidays we have gone on as a family, something I have never experienced before is a skiing trip. I went along to the slopes on Vancouver Island, Canada once when visiting my uncle, who lives there, but I haven’t actually been on a skiing holiday. We were discussing the best Winter holiday destinations in the office at work recently, and skiing came up. These...

Dinner in Great Company at The Greyhound Inn

•Press visit• Last week I got in the car with Molly from Mollyy Rees, a fellow Bournemouth Blogger, and we made the drive over to the village of Corfe Castle (yes, the village is called Corfe Castle, it’s actually the castle at Corfe Castle!) for dinner at The Greyhound Inn. I had actually been to the venue a couple of times over the summer with Ed and loved the pizza...

Celebrating 2 Years of Bournemouth Bloggers

•Press event• Back in 2017 I took over the reigns of the Bournemouth Blogger network. I had just handed in my notice at work after deciding not to go back after maternity leave and I was feeling a bit odd about not working in the events industry anymore. I figured that running the network, even for a little while, would give me something to focus on alongside the children and...

Dressing for Autumn Walks

•Features Gifted Item• Suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, I try and get outdoors in the fresh air during daylight as much as possible in autumn and winter, when the days are shorter. Wrapping up warm and heading out into the countryside on a Sunday is our favourite family activity as the nights draw in and it gives me some of the vitamin D my body is lacking in during this...

Exploring our Local Forest with the Shaun the Sheep Interactive Glow Trail

I have mentioned before how grateful I am to live in such a lovely location, with the beach and the forest both a short drive away from us. We have been to Moors Valley country park on numerous occasions and it is always a nice place to go when the kids need to let off steam or we want a nice walk in the forest. The kids really enjoyed the...

Bournemouth West Cliff Spa Day

•Gifted• I am a huge fan of a spa day, although I don’t get as much of a chance for one lately whilst juggling everything, but when I was talking to my aunt recently, she mentioned that she had never been on one. So when I was invited along to try out the spa at Bournemouth West Cliff hotel, and able to bring along a plus one, I knew it...

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...