Tourist Advice: How to Keep Your Jewellery Safe

•Collaborative post• Any popular tourist area has the downside of potential pick pockets, regardless of where you are in the world. London is widely regarded as a safe city, but if you’re a visitor it’s still worth taking precautions to make sure you protect your belongings, particularly your jewellery. Here are three tips for tourists on how to keep your jewellery safe during your visit to London: 1. Take out Insurance If you...

Travel Bucket List – Canada

•Sponsored post• I am so excited because next week my Uncle is visiting from Canada, where him and his family moved a long time ago, when I was still a teenager. As it is a long way away from us in Bournemouth, we haven’t seen my uncle that many times in the past decade, so this trip has been much anticipated by our family. We have travelled to Vancouver Island,...

Celebrating Our Second Wedding Anniversary in Brighton

Two years ago today, overlooking the stunning caldera in Santorini, Ed and I said ‘I do’ in front of some of our closest friends and family in an intimate ceremony. It was the most magical day, and I would have loved to have returned to the island for our anniversary, but it simply wasn’t feasible due to a lack of funds and Ed now working as a teacher, which means...

How to Spend a Summer’s Day in Liverpool

•Guest Collaborative Post• Whether you’re a Liverpool local or just visiting for the summer, you’ll want to know where is best to go when the sun decides to stay (at least for a day or two). In Liverpool, there are many beer gardens, rooftops and parks where you can enjoy the sun and maybe even catch a tan.  Here are some of the best summer hotspots in Liverpool, which will...

Places to Visit in Somerset with Children

We recently went on a little staycation to Somerset with the children. It was a spur of the moment trip, booked only a week beforehand, so I hadn’t really looked into what there was to do in the area. Instead, we had a bit of a Google, whilst we were there and decided on a few places to visit. It was a really enjoyable break away, and I wanted to...

Want A Romantic Getaway? Well Check These Out!

•Collaborative contributed post• Being in love: there aren’t many better feelings, let’s be honest. One day you’re meandering through life without someone to call your own, then out of nowhere, you find someone that you worship and who worships you. You initially spend pretty much every waking moment thinking about them and hoping they’re having a good day – you then cannot wait to be around them from the moment...

Exploring the Jurassic Coast with Discover Dorset Tours

•Review• I have lived in the Bournemouth area for over twenty years now and yet, I feel there are still so many parts of Dorset I have yet to explore. We quite often head out to the New Forest, which is just across the border in Hampshire, but we don’t often go in the opposite direction, along the Jurassic Coast. When I was offered the chance to join Discover Dorset...

You’re Not Prepared For Travel, Unless You…

•Collaborative Post• You could be the most self-assured person in the world, but the moment it comes to travel somewhere with your family, you’ll start to encounter all kinds of doubts and worries. What if our travel route is delayed or canceled? What if I leave the oven on at home? What if I’m not able to get to the flight in time? What if one of my children becomes...

Why a Cruise Should be on Your Bucket List

•Paid Post• Before Ed and I took the kids on our first cruise as a family last summer, it had never really been something I saw myself doing. I mean, I always figured cruising was for the older generation, for people who were retired and had all the time in the world to sail off around the world. In fact, it wasn’t until we were on the cruise itself that...

Celebrating my 30th in Disneyland Paris

Last week I turned 30 and, to celebrate, myself and Ciara went on a bit of a whirlwind trip to Disneyland Paris, where we stayed at the gorgeous Newport Bay Club and spent a wonderful two days in the parks before heading back home again. It was totally magical, and just what I needed to see off my twenties. I’ve been to Disneyland several times before, as a child myself...