New York City Break

•Contributed collaborative post• Many of you are probably planning those dream mini breaks for when today’s unusual situation finally improves. The prices are at a record low so you can realise these dreams later this year. New York is an ever-changing, never-sleeping, fascinating metropolis packed full of culture. There are unlimited things to do and see, here are some examples.  Broadway Broadway theatres are world famous and a trip to...

Exploring an Abandoned Theme Park

This is a bit of a different post for me, as I must admit I am, in general, I don’t tend to hunt out abandoned sites and wouldn’t refer to myself as an ‘urban explorer’. However, I do love paranormal stuff and live for psychological horror and thrillers, so I was really excited when Ed and I learnt that the accommodation we were staying at on our last night of...

How to Spend 24 Hours in Edinburgh with Kids

•Press tickets• Last week, during the children’s half term, we headed off on the long journey up North to Scotland. We did stop off at my brother’s house in County Durham before continuing on to Edinburgh, which is somewhere I had always wanted to visit. I was very kindly gifted two ASVA (Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions) passes for myself and Ed for our trip, which gave us access to...

Achieving Your Organisational Goal of 2020

•collaborative post• So, it’s January, you made that New Year’s resolution and now you are already panicking about how you are going to keep it up past the first month. You aren’t alone – January 12th has been fondly named ‘Quitters Day’ as it is the day you are statistically most likely to fail on your goals, after less than two weeks. If one of your resolutions was to be...

Christmas at Hoburne Holiday Parks

•Press tickets• Last Christmas, one of the highlights for our family was attending ‘Elf School’ at Hoburne holiday park in Christchurch. The event was in its first year, so there were only a handful of children there for the session the kids went to, and they absolutely loved the hands on experience, where they had the chance to paint an elf money box and learn all about what elves get...

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...