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”

A visit to Dorset County Show 2017

A visit to Dorset County Show 2017

This weekend we were invited to attend our first Dorset County Show which has been held on the first weekend of September for a staggering 175 years! Situated at the Dorchester showground there were over 450 tradestands to explore and a fantastic array of attractions to keep the whole family entertained. As we entered the show the kids were given wristbands with my telephone number on them in case we got separated and were told who to find it they got… Continue Reading “A visit to Dorset County Show 2017”

Our First Visit to the Great Dorset Steam Fair

Great Dorset Steam Fair

I have wanted to go to the Great Dorset Steam Fair for years, but it has always clashed with Bournemouth Air Festival and I always got out-voted. This year however, they didn’t clash, so I got my opportunity to visit. The Great Dorset Steam Fair celebrated its 49th birthday this year and is the world’s largest heritage and cultural event showcasing Great Britain’s national industrial, agricultural and leisure history and is located in Tarrant Hinton, just outside Blandford Forum. The… Continue Reading “Our First Visit to the Great Dorset Steam Fair”

Roll on Summer: Sun Lounger Trolley

Living in Bournemouth we spend a lot of time at the beach. Some of our visits are spontaneous where we arrive with nothing with us, but mostly it is a planned excursion complete with a beach tent, picnic, buckets and spades, games and swimwear. Most of the beaches are accessed via a zig zag walkway from the cliff top and now Sebastian no longer has a buggy to balance everything on, it can be quite a challenge to take everything… Continue Reading “Roll on Summer: Sun Lounger Trolley”