Giving Gin a Go at the Gin Festival in Bournemouth

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you may know by now that my drink of choice is either Prosecco or a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. I’m a creature of habit when it comes to most things, and alcohol is no different. I’ve only ever tried gin a couple of times before, and I didn’t overly enjoy it. I think this is largely due to the tonic, rather than...

Beauty – Boots No7 Aqua Perfect Cushion Foundation

I make no secret of the fact that Boots is by far my favourite place to shop for all my beauty essentials. I pick up my makeup and skincare there, and have previously written about my love of their advantage card, by far the best of the loyalty card schemes I’m signed up for. When I was sent over their No7 Aqua Perfect cushion foundation, I was really interested to...

Wedding Wednesday – How to Make Pinterest Work for Your Wedding Plans

Ahhh Pinterest, the place many a bride-to-be heads as soon as the ring is placed onto her finger, only to become overwhelmed within minutes due to the sheer volume of ideas filling the platform when it comes to weddings. Having planned a fair few weddings, I’ve found Pinterest to be an incredibly useful tool when it comes to the planning process. To avoid having a Pinterest induced planning meltdown, I’ve...

My 30 Before 30

Last Wednesday, I turned the grand old age of 29, and thus entered my final year of being in my ‘twenties’. There’s still a bit of a stigma attached to women turning thirty (not so much men, the focus for them seems to be turning 40), and I won’t lie, it’s had me feeling a bit rubbish as the milestone birthday looms ever closer. In a bid to avoid any...

Foodie Friday – Ojo Rojo Quiz Nights

When I was younger, my family would go mostly go on holidays across the UK rather than abroad. My grandparents had timeshare, and we would usually end up at one holiday park or another where they put on entertainment every evening. I have so many good memories of taking part in quizzes, usually coming in last and winning the infamous ‘wooden spoon’, but always having a good laugh and enjoying...

My Home Interior Design Wishlist

You may have noticed that lately, some of my posts have been talking about how I want to make some changes to our house. We are in rented accommodation at the moment, so the changes I can make for the time being are fairly minimal, but recently I have been heading onto Pinterest, and making plans for when we are able to buy a house (hopefully within the next year...

Beauty – A Newly Launched Day Spa – Beauty H Spa at Hoburne Bashley

Last Friday, I was invited along to the launch of a new day spa in the Hoburne Bashley holiday park through the Bournemouth Blogger network. I don’t really know the area well, and didn’t really know what to expect but when I arrived at the venue, I was pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous modern decor and the tranquil haven of the spa itself, situated on the first floor of the...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Leah

This week’s Behind the Bride is with the lovely Leah from Home Family Life. Hi Leah, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? We got married Saturday 23rd August 2014, it was the bank holiday weekend. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? Both my now husband (Keith) and I are the oldest in our families,...

What I’ve Been Reading this Month – April

This month I have read four books, and all four of those books were read in the week we were away on our honeymoon. It turns out that staying in an all-inclusive resort without kids is the perfect excuse to catch up on your reading. I definitely have a preferred genre at the moment, that being psychological thrillers, but I wanted something less heavy as well, and I couldn’t go...