Swimsafe with the ASA and RNLI at Shore Road


I am a firm believer that all children should learn to swim and as we live by the coast it is especially important for mine to understand the differences of swimming in open water to that of a swimming pool. Whether by the sea, river or lake, the skills involved in keeping safe in open water are different to those in an indoor pool, where most swimming lessons take place. The ASA and the RNLI run the Swim Safe programme of improver… Continue Reading “Swimsafe with the ASA and RNLI at Shore Road”

Under The Sea

Erman Dive Centre

Under the sea Under the sea Darling it’s better Down where it’s wetter Take it from me One of my favourite Disney films is the Little Mermaid but unlike her I have always wanted to swim under the sea and see what the world looks like under water, but other than a little snorkelling I have never had the opportunity to do a proper dive. Whilst staying at the Mark Warner Sea Garden resort in Turkey we were excited to… Continue Reading “Under The Sea”

Are you up for White Christmas Dip 2014?

White Christmas Dip

The White Christmas Dip is an annual charity Christmas morning swim held on the beach next to Boscombe Pier in Bournemouth, organised by Tom Baker and Family. Every year the dip begins on the beach, just to the right of Boscombe Pier, and finishes in the sea! The Christmas morning swim is a fantastic excuse for a family outing and healthy sea air on Christmas Day. The event has been running for 7 years now and, to date, both the number… Continue Reading “Are you up for White Christmas Dip 2014?”

A View to a Pier

aruba bournemouth

Do you find that family friendly restaurants are disappearing at an alarming rate? Gone are the days of sitting in the beer garden whilst the kids charge around a small soft play area or an outdoor climbing frame.  Most restaurant chains have a children’s menu, but with the exception of some colouring there is nothing for the kids to do. We were invited to Aruba, in Bournemouth to see how family friendly they are. Aruba is set on the entrance… Continue Reading “A View to a Pier”

A Choppy Challenge

Last weekend my husband’s best friend and family came down from Essex to visit and I wanted to do something fun with them.  The weather was forecast to be warm and sunny so I booked for us to go kayaking at Studland. We were booked in for 11am but as it was Bank Holiday weekend we set off early as we didn’t know how busy the Sandbanks Ferry would be.  Thank goodness we did as the queues were huge already… Continue Reading “A Choppy Challenge”