Dinner in Good Company at The Old Thatch, Wimborne

•Complimentary Meal• It is not often that Ed and I find the time to head out for dinner with friends. Not only do we have young children, but a fair amount of our friends do as well, so finding a time when everyone is available is tricky. Running the Bournemouth Bloggers network has introduced me to many new friends over the past couple of years, and it was lovely to...

Enjoying Afternoon Tea & Sunday Carvery at the Norfolk Hotel, Bournemouth

•Features complimentary press visits• If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will already know that I love food. Going out to eat is one of my favourite pastimes. I didn’t used to be a big fan of afternoon tea, as I am not a hot drink lover and am notoriously fussy when it comes to sandwich fillings. However, I have recently been converted, and was more...

Getting My Kids to Eat Anything

Gifted Book I have a constant struggle with the kids when it comes to mealtimes. Cameron used to be really adventurous when he was a toddler, but slowly he stopped wanting to try different foods and nowadays it is a battle to encourage the kids to have what we are having for dinner. More often than not I find myself giving in and reaching for the chicken dippers and turkey...

Foodie Friday – Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas for Freelancers

I wasn’t entirely sure about the title for this post. I don’t think you have to be a freelancer to enjoy the lunch ideas I am sharing, but equally I think you do need to either work from home, or work somewhere with access to cooking facilities in order to create the lunches so I figured I would stick with it… I am by no means at all a good...

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...

Food & Fitness Friday – My Favourite Autumn Meals 

I can’t be the only one who was totally excited last week, when autumn officially started?  Although my depression has always tended to be worse during the colder months (blame those grey, dull skies), there’s such a sense of excitement when the leaves start to fall. There’s so much going on over the next few months for our family, and I’m feeling very positive.  One of the things I love...

What We Ate at Our Greek Wedding 

It’s only been a couple of weeks, but it feels like an age ago that we got married. I meant to post this last Friday but life and the post wedding blues got in the way.  When it came to food for our wedding, we needed to keep it fairly simple as we had some fussier eaters in attendance, including my mum who generally sticks to British food (think pub...

Food & Fitness Friday – How I’ve Lost my Baby Weight Alongside Breastfeeding 

This week has been national breastfeeding week so I thought it only fitting to incorporate feeding Benjamin into the post. Eight months into breastfeeding and we are still going strong. I’m really proud of both of us to have made it this far, and I have high hopes we will make it to my goal of a year, and perhaps even beyond.  There were many reasons behind my choice to...

Food & Fitness Friday – Celebrating with Happy Hour at Taco Bell 

The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for Ed. He’s finished his open university degree, a degree he had been completing alongside a full time job for the past six years. He’s also applied for and been offered a training position as a teacher, the change of career he has been working towards with his degree, and one which will be a real positive...

Food & Fitness Friday – What I’ve Been Eating 

This week I took a poll on Twitter as to whether I should revert back to Foodie Friday and drop the fitness from the name, and the consensus seemed to be yes.  And despite this being yet another post focused entirely on food, I’m reluctant to leave fitness behind just yet as I feel I’ll be even less motivated without it. I must admit, it’s not been at the forefront...