A Visit to Car Fest South

Right at the end of the summer we spent our last weekend of freedom at Car Fest South in Hampshire thanks to an invite from Peugeot. As it is less than an hour from home and we had just returned from a holiday abroad we made the decision to travel up to the event on both days, rather than camp. I have always wanted to go to Car Fest, but Hubby is not car mad and was skeptical about a car led event, but we all had the most amazing time. Car Fest is an annual motoring festival held in Cheshire… Continue Reading “A Visit to Car Fest South”

The Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park Review

The Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park Review

The Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park is situated inside the resort itself and sits on the banks of an unexpectedly serene lake and is the perfect crash pad for thrill seekers who want two days of fun at the theme park. A large model shark greets guests at reception and rooms are accessed via its mouth. Checking in took more time than it needed to in my opinion however we were given all the information that we needed about access to the park and wristbands that would give us fast track access to the rides between 9am and 11am the… Continue Reading “The Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park Review”

NXT Bournemouth 2016 Review

NXT Bournemouth

Isaac is WWE mad, so much so it is rubbing off on Eliza and she kept asking to go and see it live too. WWE tends to only go to larger venues and we didn’t want to travel too far with her in case she found it too overwhelming, so when we saw NXT was coming to Bournemouth in June we decided it was the ideal time to take her. WWE NXT is a division of the American professional wrestling promotion WWE, and is based in Winter Park, Florida and features the next generation of Superstars battling to make an… Continue Reading “NXT Bournemouth 2016 Review”

A Birthday Meal at NEO Restaurant Bournemouth

When Hubby asked me where I wanted to go for a birthday meal, I reeled off all the previous restaurants we had been to but we both agreed we wanted to be a little more adventurous and try somewhere new. But where? Hubby asked around at work and one restaurant stood out above the rest – NEO! Set in a huge glass building opposite Bournemouth Pier, NEO Restaurant has been open just two months and looks spectacular with 180° of floor to ceiling windows which offer views over Bournemouth Garden, the Pier and the beach. On the downstairs of the building… Continue Reading “A Birthday Meal at NEO Restaurant Bournemouth”

Gourmet Burger Kitchen Southampton Review

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

I had never heard of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) until Hubby took the kids to Birmingham to watch WWE Live and had a pre-show meal in one of their branches. Upon his return home he did nothing but sing their praises so when we headed to Southampton to watch Mary Poppins the Musical it was the restaurant he was determined to take me to. GBK was first set up back in 2001, by three Kiwi guys including world-renowned chef Peter Gordon in Battersea, South London, changing the UK burger scene forever. Now they have over 70 restaurants across the UK, priding… Continue Reading “Gourmet Burger Kitchen Southampton Review”

Practically Perfect in Every Way!

Mary Poppins

It is not often that Hubby and I get out without the children but when we do it is something we make the most of. For Mother’s Day this year the kids (aka Hubby) bought tickets to go and see Mary Poppins the musical which is touring the country at the moment and has made a stop at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre. I adore the film and couldn’t wait to see how they transported all my favourite songs from TV to stage and was not disappointed. In fact both Hubby and I were blown away by the amazing performances by Zizi… Continue Reading “Practically Perfect in Every Way!”

D-Day Museum Portsmouth

Portsmouth D-Day Museum

Back in February we paid a visit to Normandy with a plan to visit all the D-Day landing beaches and museums about the war. It was a subject that both my husband and teen were fascinated by and we all learned a lot about the subject on our visit. In fact, we also found out that many of the vessels that set off on this mammoth operation were actually made or set off from close to home. Since our return, Hubby has been keen to visit Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum as it is Britain’s only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day… Continue Reading “D-Day Museum Portsmouth”

Bournemouth Film & Comic Con March 2016

Bournemouth Film and Comic Con

Bournemouth Film & Comic Con took over Bournemouth International Centre last weekend and we were lucky enough to visit. We first went to Bournemouth Film & Comic Con back in August 2015 and had no idea what to expect, but as we now had one under our belt we had a better idea of what would be happening. Our favourite bit of the Film and Comic Con was seeing everyone in their cosplay and the kids were desperate to dress up too, so I took along Isaac as Doctor Who (he was nicknamed Tiny Ten on the day) and Eliza was… Continue Reading “Bournemouth Film & Comic Con March 2016”

Grisnoir Guest House, Guernsey – Review

Grisnoir Guest House

On our way back from France we decided to make a stop to explore the island of Guernsey and booked to stay overnight in the Grisnoir Guest House. We arrived very late as our Ferry had been cancelled due to bad weather and we had to take the Condor Clipper and although it was relatively easy to find, the doors were locked when we got there. I attempted to phone them with no answer and was starting to get worried when I spotted a sign saying check-in was at the Abbey Court Hotel 60 yards down the road. I feel… Continue Reading “Grisnoir Guest House, Guernsey – Review”

Staying at Eco-Gites of Lenault

Eco Gites Lenault

My husband is fascinated by World War II and can often be found watching documentaries or reading books on the subject and he has passed his fascination on to the teen, who is also studying it for his history GCSE. Hubby has been dropping hints abut visiting Normandy to see some of the famous sites from Operation Overlord for years and last year I surprised him with a holiday booked for February half term to make his wish come true. I have been speaking to Rosie from Eco-Gites of Lenault for over a year and when I realised her property was… Continue Reading “Staying at Eco-Gites of Lenault”