Mid-week microwave meals

Cooking is a real love of mine; I feel relaxed in the kitchen and I really enjoy spending time creating a delicious meal for my family. Now that the girls are at school and nursery throughout the week I don’t always have an hour to spend prepping and cooking. My Panasonic microwave oven has become a real mid week saver for quick after school dishes. When you hear microwave meal everyone think’s of ready meals and assume it’s unhealthy I am going to share with you 5 very simple mid week microwave meals that are some of our favourites. Eggs;…

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A Chocolate Buffet At The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

I am a self confessed chocoholic. I love the stuff whether it’s morning noon or night to me it is always a good time for chocolate. So when I was invited to attend a chocolate buffet at the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel in Bournemouth recently it was a no brainer. A chocolate buffet is my idea of heaven and I couldn’t think of anywhere I would rather be on a Sunday afternoon. The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel hold this special chocolate buffet once a month and it is definitely worth a visit if you are as big of a chocolate fan as I…

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Knoppers – my new favourite guilt free snack!

I am so guilty of the old 3pm cake break mid week; I start to flag a little and instantly reach for a cuppa and  something sweet to see me through till dinner. It makes me happy but it’s not great on my waist line which is why I have been on the look out for some tasty alternatives. With perfect timing I was asked if I would like to try out the new Knoppers snack which is just being launched in the UK! Knoppers is made with crispy baked wafers, a milky hazelnut filling and a chocolatey wafer coating –…

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The New Be At One Cocktail Bar In Bournemouth!

Wednesday night I was invited down to the brand new Be At One cocktail bar in Bournemouth to check it out and join in with a cocktail masterclass. I love love love a good cocktail so I was so excited to get myself down there with the hopes of picking up a few new cocktail making tips and to of corse taste test a few myself. We started out with a cocktail to settle in before Ricardo gathered us all to start the masterclass. Now usually if you were doing a masterclass at a Be At One bar it would…

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A new Côte Brasserie in Bournemouth

Last week I was invited down to the brand new Côte Brasserie to see what Bournemouth’s hottest new restaurant had to offer. Côte is inspired by the brasseries of Paris; they offer a relaxed dining in beautiful surroundings,  serving authentic French dishes cooked to perfection. The invitation was the perfect excuse for a little date night with my boy, he’s only back for three weeks at a time in between work so it’s nice for us to be able to get out and spend some quality time just the two of us. On arrival we were greeted by the lovely friendly…

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