Cocktails and Cake – A Tipsy Afternoon Tea at Slug & Lettuce Old Christchurch Road

Last Saturday I headed over to the newly opened Slug & Lettuce Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth to sample their Cocktails and Cake afternoon tea. I have sampled a few afternoon teas over the past few months, so I was quite intrigued to try their tipsy take on the British classic. I also got to take along my mum, which was lovely as we don’t see each other as often...

A Morning of Total Relaxation at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Isn’t January a bit of a rubbish month? Who decided to make the first month after the Christmas break last for what seems like forever? Couldn’t we have a nice short month like February to ease us back into things? Fortunately I was invited along with some of the Bournemouth Bloggers to the Christchurch Harbour Hotel for a morning of relaxation in their brilliant HarSpa, which has recently had its...

Mummy Mondays – Autumn Activities with Children

As much as I love autumn, the colder and sometimes more miserable weather can make it harder to decide on activities to keep the children occupied. Sundays are our family days, where we try and make an effort to get out and about and shake off the cobwebs. These are some of our favourite autumn activities with children. Pumpkin Picking  I know, I know. I bang on about pumpkin picking...

Beauty – An Evening with Lush Bournemouth

I have become a huge fan of Lush over the past couple of years, ever since I started to enjoy baths and I feel the two kind of go hand in hand. Although I have bought myself several bath bombs from Lush, I haven’t really paid attention to the rest of the products they have on offer. I was really excited to head along this week to a special event...

5 Things To Do in Bournemouth this Autumn

Another day, another autumnal themed post, hashtag sorry, not sorry. I absolutely love living in Bournemouth. Location wise it’s perfect with both the beach and the forest a short drive from our home and plenty to do all year round. As the weather gets a little colder, and a day at the beach isn’t as appealing, there is still lots to do in and around the town. If you are local...

Beauty – Bournemouth Bloggers at The Body Shop

It hit me recently how little I actually take care of my skin. I have religiously been removing my makeup without fail every night for a number of years now but that’s where my skincare regime ends unless I am feeling particularly fancy or reviewing a new product for the blog. Generally speaking I will grab the micellar water and a few cotton pads, go to town with them and...

Cocktails at Cosy Club

On Wednesday I spent a day working at a local social media management company. By the end of the day I was absolutely shattered, and didn’t overly feel like doing anything other than crawling home to bed to sleep. However, I had been invited along by the lovely people at Cosy Club to attend a cocktail masterclass event with some of the the other Bournemouth Bloggers. I hadn’t actually been...

Foodie Friday – Breakfast with the Bournemouth Bloggers at The Real Eating Company

Last Saturday, I shook off my headache (self inflicted from one too many wines the night before) and headed over to The Real Eating Company in the centre of Bournemouth for a breakfast event with the Bournemouth Bloggers. It isn’t often I go out for breakfast, and I rarely meet up with friends specifically at this time of the day, so it made for a nice change. I was joined...

Foodie Friday – Sampling La Piccola Italia’s Bottomless Prosecco Brunch

I am really fortunate to get invited to my fair share of local blogging events, especially since taking over my local blogging network – the Bournemouth Bloggers last year, but a few weeks ago an invite landed in my inbox which made my eyes light up. La Piccola Italia, a local Italian restaurant, had invited myself and several other local bloggers along to sample their bottomless prosecco brunch. The event...

Attending the 1805 VIP Launch Event

Since taking over the Bournemouth Blogger Network last November, Ed’s kind of gotten used to me being invited to events, and it isn’t often he is phased by my sometimes hectic social calendar. However, when the invite came through for the VIP launch event for the newest Chinese restaurant to open in Bournemouth, his eyes lit up when I told him I was able to bring a plus one. Ed...