Lunching at Neo Restaurant

•Complimentary meal• It isn’t often I go out for a meal at lunchtime, so it made a nice change to meet up with fellow local blogger Rachael at NEO, a restaurant located opposite Bournemouth pier, next to the prestigious Hermitage Hotel. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, and we were visiting to try out NEO’s newly launched A La Carte menu. To start, I went for the Ham...

Homemade Tasty Waffles in Minutes

•Features gifted item• I never used to be a big fan of waffles in the past, always choosing pancakes over them. Last year, I had them with maple syrup and bacon and they were a total game changer for me when it came to eating breakfast out. I haven’t ever made them myself before, but when I was asked if I would like to try out the Dual Round Waffle...

Learning the Art of Pizza Making with The Stable Bournemouth

Press event  On Tuesday evening, myself and a group of the other Bournemouth Bloggers headed over to The Stable Bournemouth for an exclusive ‘Pizza School’, where we would find out all about how the delicious Stable pizzas are made, with the chance to get hands ‘doughy’ (sorry, couldn’t resist) and make some ourselves too! It was a lovely sunny evening and I enjoyed the walk through the gardens to get...

The Kitchen Gadgets That Make Life Easier

Features gifted products  As a busy mum of three, time is not something I have a lot of these days. Although I enjoy cooking, my time in the kitchen is limited and I am always on the lookout for gadgets that make life easier. EasiYo The EasiYo yoghurt maker allows you to make fresh natural yoghurt at home in just eight hours, only requiring a sachet in the flavour of...

Hosting My First Dinner Party with La Belle Assiette and Jilly’s Kithchen UK

Something incredibly exciting happened last week. I hosted my first dinner party for friends and I felt like a proper grown up. I had been talking about having a dinner party to Ed since we moved in two years ago but we never got around to it. After La Belle Assiette, an online private chef company, got in touch asking if I would be interested in hosting a validation dinner...

5 Reasons Why Popcorn Shed is My New Favourite Snack

Yes, I know, January is meant to be all about jumping back on the health wagon and limiting carbs and calories in a bid to get that elusive bikini body for the summer but this year I am avoiding that. Sure, I am making healthier choices, eating a few less cakes and a few more vegetables but generally speaking I follow the mindset of a little of what you fancy...

A Christmas Afternoon Tea at Haskins

So, we all know by now how much I love Christmas. It is by far my favourite time of year and I am always up for a Christmas themed event so when the lovely Alice at Liz Lean PR got in touch with me and asked if the Bournemouth Bloggers would like to have our Christmas meet-up at Haskins Garden Centre I knew it would be the perfect place to...

A New Forest NativiTEA at The Bell Inn

I never used to be a big fan of afternoon tea but lately I am a complete convert. There is something so cosy about an afternoon tea at this time of year, enjoyed with friends and good conversation so I was delighted to be invited along with the Bournemouth Bloggers to the launch event for The Bell Inn’s festive NativiTEA. The Bell Inn is situated in the heart of the...

Foodie Friday – Trying out Las Iguanas’ New Seasonal Menu

Last Friday, Ed and I went along to Las Iguanas’ Bournemouth branch to have a date night and try out their new seasonal menu. I haven’t actually gone on a restaurant review visit with Ed for a long time as I took over my local blogging network the Bournemouth Bloggers this time last year and have mostly gone along as a group instead. It was nice to go and experience...