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...

Foodie Friday – Ojo Rojo Quiz Nights

When I was younger, my family would go mostly go on holidays across the UK rather than abroad. My grandparents had timeshare, and we would usually end up at one holiday park or another where they put on entertainment every evening. I have so many good memories of taking part in quizzes, usually coming in last and winning the infamous ‘wooden spoon’, but always having a good laugh and enjoying...