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”

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”

Review: Fame the Musical 30th Anniversary Tour at Bournemouth Pavilion

Fame The Musical-Tour-Jorgi Porter

I was brought up in the 1980’s and my TV programmes of choice were always Knight Rider, The A-Team, Dukes of Hazard and Fame. In fact, I have clear memories of making up dance routines in my lounge, to the soundtrack of Fame – probably very badly!! Last night, we were invited to relive our youth and see the 30th anniversary tour of Fame at Bournemouth Pavilion. Set in 1984, the musical follows the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks… Continue Reading “Review: Fame the Musical 30th Anniversary Tour at Bournemouth Pavilion”

Meeting the BRICKOSAURS at Marwell Zoo

Brickosaur

We are regular visitors to Marwell Zoo and back in April we were invited to the launch of their BRICKOSAURS! – a collection of life-like LEGO® brick dinosaurs on display throughout the grounds. Since the initial launch in April, they have been adding new BRICKOSAURS throughout the zoo, so we headed back to see if we could find them all. We arrived on a beautiful sunny and warm day, but were soon greeted by a huge storm cloud and rumbles of thunder, so we took cover in the penguin house and watched as they danced in the rain. Thankfully the… Continue Reading “Meeting the BRICKOSAURS at Marwell Zoo”

Shrek’s Adventure London – Review

Shrek's Adventure

We first visited Shrek’s Adventure in London when it opened back in June 2015 and a couple of times since, but the kids have been asking to return this summer. Situated between the London Dungeons and Sealife Centre on the South Bank, Shrek’s Adventure is part of the Merlin group and offers discounts when booking tickets with the other attractions, or free entry with a Merlin Annual Pass. Shrek’s Adventure is an immersive, interactive experience with live actors and sees you meet Princess Fiona and board a magical bus to the land of Far, Far Away for an adventure like… Continue Reading “Shrek’s Adventure London – Review”