New Summer Menu at Urban Reef

Urban Reef sign

We have been fans of Urban Reef restaurant since it opened although we seem to pop in for a cheeky lunch date when the kids are at school, rather than visit for an evening meal these days. Urban Reef describes itself as an ‘informal bar, deli, cafe and restaurant’ located next to the beach on Boscombe Promenade and we love it because it gives us the chance to go for a bracing walk along the beach with a special hot… Continue Reading “New Summer Menu at Urban Reef”

Weymouth SEA LIFE welcomes only colony of fairy penguins in Europe

Fairy Penguin Face

As Merlin Annual Pass holders we are regular visitors to Weymouth SEA LIFE Centre and were curious about a secretive new building that was being built at the back of the park. It turns out that the new building was in fact a brand new state-of-the-art enclosure for a colony of fairy penguins and we were some of the first people to meet them this morning. There are twenty fairy penguins in total, who have relocated from Manly SEA LIFE… Continue Reading “Weymouth SEA LIFE welcomes only colony of fairy penguins in Europe”

When Track Party came to Bournemouth

Track Party St Marks

I was first introduced to Track Party as a facebook event and immediately thought it would be something Sebby would love. Until now, every time it came to Bournemouth we had been busy, but at the weekend we finally got to go and take part ourselves. Track Party is the ultimate playtime experience for young train, car and dinosaur enthusiasts. Track Party not only provides birthday parties, but also travel around the south coast hosting epic playtime events in village… Continue Reading “When Track Party came to Bournemouth”

10 reasons why Dorset should be on your travel list in 2018

Corfe Castle

I am lucky enough to live on the Jurassic Coast with 96 miles of truly stunning coastline to explore, stretching from Old Harry Rocks in Poole, Dorset to Exeter in East Devon. Not one bit of this coastline is the same, offering  exceptional natural beauty as well reading like a book into the past, revealing the history of the earth across 185 million years as a near complete record of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. With almost all of… Continue Reading “10 reasons why Dorset should be on your travel list in 2018”

An unexpected snow day in Dorset!

It is a running joke in our house that whenever the country gets snow, it never actually reaches us. The last time we had a proper dusting of snow was in December 2010, when I was heavily pregnant with Eliza and our sledges have been gathering dust in the shed ever since. Even the initial weather warnings boldy teased us by avoiding our area at every opportunity, so we resigned ourselves to just some colder than normal weather thanks to… Continue Reading “An unexpected snow day in Dorset!”