Bournemouth Air Festival 2018 in Review

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Bournemouth Air Festival is something we look forward to every year, having attended every year for the last 10 years. It is the largest seaside air show of its kind in the UK, running for four full days and best of all, is completely FREE to attend. The weather has been a bit hit and miss in recent years, with rain leading to poor flying conditions and the cancellation of whole days of flying, but the weather gods were shining on us this year and we had four days of glorious sunshine. The great thing about being held at the… Continue Reading “Bournemouth Air Festival 2018 in Review”

A visit to Turtle Bay Bar and Restaurant – Bournemouth

Turtle Bay B'mth

We have been itching to try Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, for some time now and last month we were invited to our local Bournemouth branch to try out their fab menu. Turtle Bay specialises Caribbean sharing food, inspired by beach shack & street vendors across the Caribbean islands and their menu is packed full of great tasting dishes which you can choose to share with your fellow guests, or keep all to yourself. We opted for the Jerk Jerk platter with marinated jerk wings, glazed pork ribs, Jamaican beef patty, chicken flatbread, sweet corn fritters & super green… Continue Reading “A visit to Turtle Bay Bar and Restaurant – Bournemouth”

10 things to do in Bournemouth & Poole this October half term

Rockreef UK

October half term is here and the weather is looking a bit hit and miss so far. Finding things for the kids to do can be a bit of a challenge, especially if it is raining, so here are my top ten tips for things to do in Bournemouth and Poole: Indoor Fun 1. Rockreef Situated on Bournemouth Pier, Rockreef offers several fun activities for the whole family to enjoy including: Clip ‘n’ Climb, Caving, Highline and the Pier Zip. We have been coming here since it opened, the kids love it and now that Sebastian is four, he can… Continue Reading “10 things to do in Bournemouth & Poole this October half term”

Milton Jones is Out There Tour – Bournemouth

Hubby and I love our comedy shows and one of our favourites has to be Mock the Week. It was on here that we were introduced to Milton Jones, king of play-on-words jokes and one liners, and we have been lucky to see him on twice before, once on tour and again at Camp Bestival. Last week he was back in Bournemouth and we were lucky enough to see him again. Milton Jones started the show literally dressed as Great Britain and much of the first half was loosely based on broken Britain with some Brexit-inspired jokes and astute political comments that… Continue Reading “Milton Jones is Out There Tour – Bournemouth”

When WWE came to Bournemouth

American Alpha WWE

Isaac adores WWE but it has not visited Bournemouth since 2015, until now! We were invited along to see our favourite wrestling stars at the Bournemouth International Centre on Monday and having been collecting various WWE memorabilia for a couple of years we arrived dressed for the occasion. The kids could not wait to get inside and see which of their favourite stars would be fighting tonight and were really excited when Shinsuke Nakamura came out, having met him at NXT last year, and the cheers only got louder when he defeated Dolph Ziggler with the Kinshasa. Next up were Kian’s… Continue Reading “When WWE came to Bournemouth”

10 Things to do in Dorset in Winter with Kids

Bournemouth Pier

Finding things to entertain the kids in winter can be a real challenge with many local attractions shutting down for the coldest months, but there are still lots of fun things to do with the kids. Bournemouth Wheel Fancy seeing Bournemouth from 100ft in the air, then this is for you. Hurry though, it is only open until 7th January. Ice Skating We have three rinks to choose from locally although the open-air one in Bournemouth Gardens operated by Ice Skate Bournemouth is only open until 3rd January. The Cool Coast Rink at the BIC is open until 19th February and… Continue Reading “10 Things to do in Dorset in Winter with Kids”

Pantomime fun with Cinderella at the Pavilion

Cinderella

We love Panto in our house and last week I got to see not one, but two local Pantomimes. The first one was Cinderella at the Pavilion and I took Sebastian to see it with our local pre-school. Melanie Walters (Gwen from Gavin and Stacey) opened the show as the magical Fairy Godmother and set the scene for show before we were introduced to the rest of the cast. Dani Harmer (Tracey Beaker) played Cinderella, whilst X-Factor’s Rhydian was a very regal as Prince Charming, but personally it was Noel Brodie and Gary Jordan that stole the show for me as… Continue Reading “Pantomime fun with Cinderella at the Pavilion”