Exploring Bournemouth as a Local

Features gifted experiences  I have lived in Bournemouth for the majority of my life. My family moved here from Kent when I was eight years old and it has been my home since. As a local, it’s safe to say I consider myself somebody who knows the area pretty well. Which is why, when I was challenged to explore Bournemouth and search out venues a little off the beaten track,...

A Much Needed Girls Night with Bh2 Leisure – Review

Review Visit  On Tuesday night, I headed over to the Bh2 Leisure centre with Amy from Everything Mummy and Katie from My Best Make for a much needed girls night. As well as all being bloggers, we are also all mums, with seven kids between us, so it was amazing to get out and have a good catch up over some drinks and good food. Bh2 has an excellent range...

Foodie Friday – Brewhouse & Kitchen’s New Season Menu

This week the Bournemouth Bloggers were invited along to the Bournemouth branch of Brewhouse & Kitchen to try out the new season’s menu. I hadn’t actually been to Brewhouse & Kitchen before as last time I was invited along I wasn’t able to go and Ed went in my place. He had told me it was a nice venue and that the food was good so I was looking forward...

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...

Experiencing The Real Greek with Bournemouth Bloggers

Having got married recently in Santorini, you might be under the impression that Ed and I are big fans of Greek food. In actual fact, our time on the island getting married was the first, and only time, I’ve sampled any Greek cuisine. I’m what you would probably refer to as a bit of a fussy eater generally. I’m not as bad as my Mum, who really doesn’t like dishes...

Foodie Friday – A Visit to Baffi Pizza with Bournemouth Bloggers

A few weeks ago I took over the day to day running of my local blogging network – Bournemouth Bloggers. So far I am really enjoying it and have arranged a Christmas meet-up, which is next Tuesday, where I will have the chance to discuss plans for the group going into 2018. Part of running the network involves arranging review visits with local restaurants and when I saw that a...

Foodie Friday – Sampling the Seasonal Menu at The Stable Bournemouth

It’s December everyone! I don’t know about you but this year has gone crazy fast for me. I’m really proud of myself this year and have been super organised in order to be able to really relax and enjoy the lead up to Christmas. One of my favourite parts of December is meeting up with friends who I haven’t seen as much as I’d have liked in the year, and...

Foodie Friday – A Carnival Christmas at Las Iguanas

So last night Ed and I were invited down to our local Las Iguanas in Bournemouth to sample their festive menu, and I was so excited – South American food & Christmas are two of my favourite things! This year Las Iguanas is open throughout the entire festive season, including Christmas Day itself, meaning if you fancy something a little different from turkey this year, you can head on over...