The Perfect Bridal Look

Collaborative contributed post Being a bride means all eyes on you, and for some people, that’s either going to make you so happy or so terrified. If you have never really been the centre of attention all of the time, you might hate people to be looking at you. You’ll be no good at getting up and speaking in front of crowds, especially when they’re all there to watch and...

Being the Perfect Weekend Host

Sponsored contributed post  As nice as it is to have friends and family stay with you for a night or two, it doesn’t half require a lot of energy and preparation. If your ultimate goal is to impress your guests, then you need to ensure that you’re giving them the best experience. Here are five ways that you can prove that you’re the hostess with the mostess and ensure that...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide March 2020

Features gifted items  Does anybody else feel like this year is just flying by? With just a couple more weeks to go until Mother’s Day on March 22nd, I wanted to put together this year’s gift guide, packed full with ideas to suit all budgets and personalities. I have worked with some fantastic brands to put this guide together, so I hope it gives you some inspiration. Silent Pool Gin...

Coping with Anxiety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment. The virus, which originated in China and has since spread the globe, affecting people in the majority of countries and leaving chaos in its wake, has been all over the World news and social media. With everybody talking about it, it is near impossible to avoid hearing about the virus and how many people have now contracted the illness. As...

Shows I’ve Been Watching on Netflix Recently

I have to admit, as much as I love going out to the events that I get invited to as a blogger, I also love my nights in with Ed watching Netflix and chilling out. The struggle is sometimes deciding on what to watch as there are just so many shows available. We usually tend to be that couple that totally miss a show when it first comes out and...

Going Back In Time for Hilton Bournemouth’s 80s Party

•Press ticket• Last week I was invited along with some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers to enjoy an 80s themed party night at the Hilton Bournemouth, located in the centre of town, just up from the Bh2 leisure complex. Having worked at the Hilton when it was first built, I have a soft spot for the venue, and was interested to attend my first event in the ballroom, since I...

Why I Gave up Blogging Full Time

I quite often see blog posts floating around social media promising to answer the question of how you can take your blog full time, and I wrote a post like this myself a couple of years ago, nine months into monetising my blog. However, as much as it was nice to be in charge of my own income, and to be able to pick and choose my hours of work...

Taking Part in the 40 Days 40 Items Challenge for Prama

Traditionally Lent is a time for giving up something but, as my failed New Year’s Resolutions will show you, I don’t deal well with depriving myself of certain foods. Instead, this year I will be taking part in the 40 Days, 40 Items challenge to support local charity Prama (who I also work for alongside this blog). For those that aren’t aware, the 40 Day, 40 Item challenge involves choosing...

An Engagement That’s Steeped In Tradition

Contributed Collaborative Post  No matter how forward-thinking you perceive yourself to be, when it comes to some of the more meaningful things in life, you’ll fall back on tradition. Why? Well, it’s very simple. Traditions have something that we all yearn for. They span over the centuries. Effectively, they are things that are kept alive throughout hundreds if not thousands of years. They are in a sense, immortal; something that...