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”

New Drop ‘n’ Go Sessions at Rockreef

Rockreef UK

The kids love Rockreef Climbing Activity Centre on Bournemouth Pier, but the one thing that stopped us attending as often as we would like is that there was nothing for Sebby to do whilst his siblings were climbing. One adult is required to accompany up to a maximum of three children under 16 and the safety briefing with them to become their ‘Clipper’. They are then responsible for ensuring their group are safely clipped in at all times, meaning that… Continue Reading “New Drop ‘n’ Go Sessions at Rockreef”

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”