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...

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 – 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...

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 – Date Night at Las Iguanas Bournemouth 

Ever since the restaurants were revealed for the BH2 leisure complex I’ve been excited for one in particular. Ed and I first came across Las Iguanas just over two years ago when we went on a mini break to Devon. Stopping off on the way, we ate at the Exeter branch and loved the laid back vibe and Mexican dishes on the menu.  I recently went to the Bath branch...

Food & Fitness Friday – Date Night with Pizza Express at BH2 Leisure 

With three kids including seven month old Benjamin who has reached a very clingy stage of his development, it’s hard to remember we’re a couple as well as Mummy and daddy.  Once a month Ed and I try to find a night where we make the effort and go out without the kids. Fortunately my mum lives a few minutes away and is happy to babysit for us, which I...

Foodie Friday – Focus on Prezzo 

As a mum I’m always on the lookout for a restaurant that will accommodate my slightly wayward children when we go for a family meal. The children are typical kids who get bored fairly easily and are also fussy with what they eat. Recently we went to Prezzo for a meal with my dad and found it worked well for us so we returned during our recent night away in...

Date Night – Review – The Ox – Ashley Cross 

Ed and I try and fit in a date night as often as possible. With busy work lives and two young children added to the mix it isn’t always easy to have the quality time together all couples need. My mum, as I’ve mentioned, looks after the kids to help out, which allows for us to fit in some couple time together. So last night, we went on a rather...

The Crown Hotel, Poole

I don’t usually write posts reviewing restaurants but I felt I had to mention this total gem my family discovered at the weekend. As my mum and Carly’s birthdays are over the weekend we are in Disney, we decided to celebrate early. My aunt who lives in Kent came down for the occasion and, as our usual restaurants were fully booked for Sunday lunch, my mum booked The Crown Hotel...