Choosing our Christmas Tree with Pines & Needles, Bournemouth

Pines and Needles

We have had a fake Christmas Tree for as many years as I can remember but in 2013 that changed. During our holiday to Coombe Mill we had our first “real’ Christmas tree and fell in love with its look and smell and we have had a real tree ever since. In 2015, we discovered Pines and Needles who allowed us to order our tree online and have it delivered straight to the door which was very convenient. This year,… Continue Reading “Choosing our Christmas Tree with Pines & Needles, Bournemouth”

Treating my Rosacea with an IPL Skin Rejuvenation Course

MSC Cruise Line

I have suffered with Acne Rosacea for over ten years with my main symptom being facial flushing. Rosacea is very common in people with my skin type – I am fair-skinned with a tendency for rosy cheeks. The symptoms of rosacea are extreme redness of the cheeks, spots, raised bumps and dry, sore eyes.  Triggers include stress, exercise, alcohol, spicy food, sunshine, central heating, cold etc – in fact I often joke that “life” is a trigger. I have been… Continue Reading “Treating my Rosacea with an IPL Skin Rejuvenation Course”

Mister Maker and the Shapes Review

Mister Maker

We are big fans of the cast of CBeebies as the kids have all grown up watching them. We have seen many of them perform live, including, Alex, Andy, Katie, Mr Bloom, the Rhyme Rockets and Sid but one that had eluded us until this year was Mister Maker and we caught our first glimpse of him in the pouring rain at Camp Bestival. His show was full of fun and his infamous sidekicks, the Shapes, were there too. Camp… Continue Reading “Mister Maker and the Shapes Review”

Celebrating National Chocolate Week with a Chocolate Buffet at the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

Chocolate, chocolate, everywhere! If you are a chocoholic there is nothing better than the smell of chocolate as you walk into a room and it was the first thing that hit us when we visited the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel for their monthly chocolate buffet. Chocolatier Gerry Wilton is the creator of the chocolate buffet and as he introduced himself and the event, he clearly showed his expertise and passion for the wonderful array of chocolate delights, from cakes to fine… Continue Reading “Celebrating National Chocolate Week with a Chocolate Buffet at the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel”