Piccolo Mondo Wimborne – Review

Piccolo-Mondo

Now that the kids are back to school, my husband and I try to have the same day off mid-week and we have been treating ourselves to either breakfast or lunch out. We tend to head to chain restaurants with the kids, but we are trying to make a conscious effort to support local businesses and last week we headed into Wimborne and had lunch at the small, family run restaurant Piccolo Mondo, which is tucked away in a little square in the centre of town. We picked a busy day for our visit, as they were not only hosting… Continue Reading “Piccolo Mondo Wimborne – Review”

2 FOR 1 Offers with a Family and Friends Railcard this Half Term

Bournemouth Wheel (1)

Bracing days out by the sea, a visit to a chocolate factory, inside info on the British music scene (with a “jam session” thrown in!) and inspiring ‘edutainment’ – these are just a few of the half term treats throughout Britain which can all be easily reached within a few minutes’ walk from a railway station. It’s the new no-fly holiday trend – helping parents to relax, save money and keep the kids entertained this October half term. Forget the hassle of getting to the airport; the long security queues and two hour check in.  Start from the nearest station… Continue Reading “2 FOR 1 Offers with a Family and Friends Railcard this Half Term”

Calendar Girls The Musical at Bournemouth Pavilion

Calendar Girls the Musical

Last night we were lucky enough to be invited to see Calendar Girls The Musical on its opening night at Bournemouth Pavilion. Calendar Girls The Musical is inspired by the true story of a group of ladies, who decide to appear nude for a Women’s Institute calendar in order to raise funds to buy a settee for their local hospital, in memory of one of their husbands, and have to date raised almost £5million for Bloodwise.  This musical comedy starts off slowly, introducing the characters and showing life in their small village in the Yorkshire Dales. The set was simple,… Continue Reading “Calendar Girls The Musical at Bournemouth Pavilion”

5 Unusual Cruise Destinations to add to your Bucket List

Antartica

We fell in love with cruising back in 2016 when we did a Mediterranean Cruise with Carnival Cruise Line. It has left us wanting to do another cruise, sooner rather than later, and whilst doing our research I have found that there are some really unusual cruise destinations now on offer, from a variety of cruise operators, including these fantastic deals from Seabourn Cruises. Antartica Antartica is the southernmost and most remote continent on earth, with 98% of it covered in ice. Cruises to the Antarctic start around their summer, which runs from December to March when it is possible… Continue Reading “5 Unusual Cruise Destinations to add to your Bucket List”

Land and Wave Children’s Adventure Holiday Club

Paddle Board

This summer we enjoyed a Staycation, with days out to local places and events. Keeping the kids occupied for the entire summer can be a challenge, especially when you have to factor in work, so it is important to find somewhere that will not only look after them, but also give them a taste of adventure too. This summer I booked the kids on to the Land and Wave Kids club run by which is set adjacent to the play park in Sandbanks and is perfect for energetic, outdoor loving children aged 8+. Isaac has been to their kids holiday… Continue Reading “Land and Wave Children’s Adventure Holiday Club”

Victorious Festival 2019 – Review

Victorious-Festival

We love Victorious Festival, but it is safe to say that the weather hasn’t always been kind to us. This year, it was positively glorious, with wall to wall sunshine from beginning to end and not a drop of rain in sight. Victorious is the UK’s Biggest Metropolitan Festival which is set on Southsea Common, over looking the Solent. The festival starts on Friday afternoon, but due to work commitments we travelled up to Portsmouth on the Saturday and Sunday, taking advantage of their park and ride facilities. We started both days getting our faces painted or glittered and making… Continue Reading “Victorious Festival 2019 – Review”