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...

5 Tips for Kickstarting Your Health & Fitness this Season

I don’t know about you, but when autumn comes around, I feel my motivation slipping when it comes to my health and fitness. The darker mornings and evenings can leave me feeling sleepy and lethargic and all I want to do is hibernate under the duvet with all the junk food. Not keeping on top of my exercise and diet can have a detrimental affect not only on my body...

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 – 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 – Quick & Simple Family Meals with a Halogen Oven

I’ve put together something a little different for you this week. Although I enjoy going out and visiting lots of local restaurants, I am also a big fan of eating together at home as a family. Luckily Ed’s job allows him to be home with us early enough for us all to eat together and, as the weather gets colder, I am looking forward to lots of comforting meals to...

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...

Mummy Mondays – Finding Healthier Snacks for My Family

I try to provide healthy balanced meals for the children, but when it comes to snacks I struggle a little as the older two are so fussy. Rather than relying on a bag of crisps or cake bar, I have been trying to find some healthier alternatives, and when I was offered to sample some of the items from Pip & Nut, Kind and Doisy & Dam, I knew it...

Foodie Friday – A Meetup at Mexigo with Darren Northeast PR & Bournemouth Bloggers

The Bournemouth Bloggers events became quite frequent over the past couple of months. We were averaging an event a week, and it has been a bit of a whirlwind lately. One of the most recent events, a visit to the Bournemouth branch of Mexigo, was one I was really looking forward to as I am a big fan of Mexican food. The event was a little different as it was...

Giving Gin a Go at the Gin Festival in Bournemouth

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you may know by now that my drink of choice is either Prosecco or a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. I’m a creature of habit when it comes to most things, and alcohol is no different. I’ve only ever tried gin a couple of times before, and I didn’t overly enjoy it. I think this is largely due to the tonic, rather than...