3 Fuss Free Ways to Spruce Up Your Back Garden

•Sponsored Post• I have mentioned before, I am not great when it comes to gardening. I have not inherited my mum’s green fingers, and I try and avoid doing anything too difficult or fiddly in our garden in case I mess it up. I do, however, enjoy spending lots of time in our back garden, especially during the summer, and I like to have a nice space to relax in...

Everyday Makeup with Topshop Beauty at Very.co.uk

•Features gifted items• With my first day at my new job almost upon me, I have been been getting prepared, shopping for a lunchbag and reusable drinks bottle, preparing my wardrobe and getting on top of my schedule in advance. One of the things I have also been thinking a lot about is my makeup. It might sound a little odd, but as somebody who has suffered with low self...

A Visit to the Lush Spa in Poole

•Press Visit• I have been to several spas before, but had never actually visited a Lush Spa. I was pleased to be asked along to visit the Poole store’s onsite spa recently with the Bournemouth Bloggers, to find out a little more about the treatments they offer, and the philosophy behind them. On arrival, I was led through a little rabbit warren of doorways through to the kitchen space. Although...

Styling a Jumpsuit for a Summer Wedding

•Features gifted clothing• With the recent heatwave, deciding what to wear as a wedding guest can be challenging. Knowing what to wear that will be appropriate but also keep you cool can be difficult. I was recently introduced to ANGELEYE clothing, which has a whole range of wedding guest outfits including midi and maxi dresses and a selection of jumpsuits. A jumpsuit is the perfect outfit choice for a summer...

Fame the Musical Comes to Bournemouth Pavilion

•Press tickets• I have loved the song Fame ever since I was a young girl, when I performed it as a large group for the stage school I belonged to. Something about the lyrics, the emotion in the words, never fails to have me tapping my feet and humming along when I hear it playing. I was so excited to be given press tickets for Fame the Musical at Bournemouth...

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...

Dinner at Cafe Rouge Westbourne

•Complimentary review visit• Ed and I love to visit restaurants we haven’t been to together before and we were invited along for a review visit to celebrate 30 years of Cafe Rouge, giving us the perfect opportunity to enjoy a date night together. On the night we visited, there was a two for one offer on, so the restaurant was full and there was a brilliant, bustling atmosphere. Despite slightly...

Trying out the Multi-Purpose Skin Protector Primer from ARK Skincare

•Gifted item• A few weeks ago I was sent across the Skin Protector Primer from ARK Skincare to try out and see what I thought. I have already worked with the brand recently and use a selection of their products, which are targeted at my age range, which I love so I was happy to add another product to my skincare regime. The Skin Protector Primer is a 3 in...

The Benefits of Using a Wedding Venue Search Website

•Sponsored Post• Although I am no longer an events coordinator, I still love everything about planning weddings and look back fondly on my time working with engaged couples whilst they planned their nuptials. One of the biggest challenges that couples face when they start wedding planning is finding a venue. It can be hugely overwhelming to whittle down a list of local venues to find the right one for you...

Making the Decision to Go Back to Work

•Collaborative post featuring gifted clothing• I started working when I was fifteen, in a conservative club as a waitress, followed soon after by jobs in retail and I have a degree in Events Management, which led to jobs as a wedding & events coordinator after graduation. I have always enjoyed working and making my own money, but after having the three children, it became increasingly difficult to juggle the logistics...