Dining Out with BigDish App

•Gifted meal• With three children, eating out can be costly, and it is something we don’t do that often for this reason. Midweek meals especially, are reserved usually for special occasions only, birthdays, anniversaries etc. BigDish recently got in touch asking whether I would like to try out the app and have a meal on them in the local area. No brainer, right? Being totally honest, I hadn’t heard of...

Experiencing Wicked at The Apollo Victoria

A few weeks ago Ed and I made the two hour journey into London. I don’t do this often as I can’t stand being in the capital as it really affects my mental health and I struggle massively with claustrophobia when using the underground and walking around in crowds, so it was a big deal to go. The reason we were there was to see Wicked, something I have wanted...

Remembering my Grandad

•Features gifted items• If you’ve lost a loved one, you’ll know that although the rawness of your grief may lessen slightly over time, it never truly goes away. My grandad passed away after battling cancer of the oesophagus when I was twelve years old, which is eighteen years ago this year, which feels crazy. I miss him all the time, but especially around Christmas as he died on 12th and...

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...

5 Ways to Boost Your CV

•Sponsored post• When I was looking for a job over the summer, I was a little worried I wouldn’t get through to the interview stage due to ‘gaps’ in my career due to having the children, taking time out for maternity leave and starting a business rather than going back to work after my youngest was born. Employers and recruitment agencies receive so many CVs for each position, that having...

The Importance of Interior Design in Hospitality Venues

•Sponsored Post• Interior Design has always really interested me. I find it so fascinating how simply changing the way a building looks, adding certain touches can make a huge difference in how people view that space, how it makes them feel. Interior Design in hospitality is massively important and something that all too often is overlooked by those looking to make their company a success as quickly as possible. Companies...

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...

The Reason I Stopped Faking My Orgasms & Why You Should Too

Let me start by saying please, please look away if you are reading this mum, nan etc. I do not want to embarrass you or myself but honestly, this is such a taboo topic and one that needs to be discussed more openly. When I was a teenager, when I started having sex, I thought every woman had orgasms and that they were really easy to achieve. I had seen...

5 Things I Have Learnt Since Returning to Office Work

•Sponsored Post• As you may already know, back in September I started a new job for a local charity, working in their head office as a Business Support Administrator. Now, you may be confused what this job title means, as I was initially when applying for the job, however it soon became clear. Business Support basically means that for me, no two days are the same. I am literally supporting...

5 Ways to Bring Your Business into the New Decade

•Sponsored post• With just a couple of months left of 2019, not only are we about to enter a new year, 2020 will also see us going into a new decade. It can be daunting, with everything going on in the world at the moment, to think about how your business can stay stable, but by focusing on a few key areas, you can ensure you are on track for...