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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Rainy Afternoon’s with Cake Angels

The girls and I love to bake; it’s been one of those activities we have enjoyed together since they were old enough to hold a spoon. We often find it our go to task for a rainy day when we can’t get out and about. On a particularly rainy afternoon recently the girls said ‘lets make cakes’ I was pretty much out of all the essentials and was about to Vito it completely when I remembered a package we were sent from the baking gods over at cake angels. The girls loved seeing some of their favourite characters on the packets,…

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Degustabox – July

July’s Degustabox arrived! With a summer theme I was quick to jump in and discover what little goodies we had to enjoy. The first item I picked out was the Blossom Hill Spritz, I am prone to a little Spritz from time to time so as you can image this box was already a hit. I hadn’t tried this one before but the raspberry and blackcurrant flavours worked so nicely together. It’s a proper summer time sat in the garden kind of drink! The kids were quick to spot the Rowntrees randoms they love these so they didn’t waste any…

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Discovering new flavours with the Santa Maria Latin American Kitchen range

It is s easy for dinner time in our household to get bit samey which is why I love creating new dishes for us to try and testing out new flavours. Some work some don’t it’s all part of the fun! When Santa Maria asked if I would like to try out some of their new Latin American Kitchen range I jumped at the chance. Not only something new for us to try but quick and convenient. Perfect! Santa Maria have created these Latin inspired sauces, rices, seasonings, tortillas, toppings and sides to give you that Latin feel at home and…

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Meal Planning!

When I was on bit for more a tight budget a couple of years back I used to be the queen of meal planning! I knew exactly what we were having each day, exactly which day I would shop and although it sounds a little geeky I felt so much more organised and on top of things. Since the girls dad and I went our separate ways I have steadily got more and more lapsed over what I am spending and how I plan it out. I’ve been working on a blog project recently (will be live soon) to monitor…

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