Good day all!

I wanted to share with you my first experience of a cheese and wine night. So my dear friend F invited me and a few of her friends round to her place for a cheese and wine night. I obviously jumped at the opportunity as I am an insane lover of both cheese AND wine.

It wasn’t due to start until around 9PM (because of different work commitments) so I had a bit of time to waste before-hand. I went to an annual departmental party with some colleagues and that was brilliant. I had about 4 glasses of wine and I think it was safe to say I was merry.

Upon arriving at F’s house there was a beautiful spread on the table and some Camembert in the oven!


It was really well done. There was every type of wine you could think of, a ton of different cheeses, grapes, plenty of breads and olives and nuts. Honestly- everything was there.

We spent the night chatting and catching up, having a little gossip here and there. Overall it was a brilliant night. I ended up getting an Uber home and honestly I passed out as soon as I entered my room (at about 3.30am). I woke up the next morning at about 8am (STILL drunk!)… A slight headache but no real hangover. We all had  a great time though!

I think cheese and wine nights are probably my new favorite thing!


Chants x


Morning all,

So today I want to tell you about my foodie weekend.

Friday – was my last day in Bournemouth! I decided to treat myself to some food from the hotel cafe and I must say- it was really rather tasty. I ordered a burger topped with chilli and some chips. Here it is:


I then took a nice long stroll to the train station, passing the beach and all the shops on Bath Road. Luckily for me it didn’t snow in Bournemouth but it snowed in London so I was rather chuffed with that!

Saturday – I had arranged to meet up with my friend L. We had decided we were going to go to Bromley for something to eat. It was local and reasonably priced so we headed there and went on the hunt for food. We both had a craving for some Italian food… there were a couple of places and we decided on Ask Italian. For our starter we ordered (to share)


Hi guys,

Welcome back! Today’s blog post is about Bournemouth.

Random right?

I’m currently on the train there as we speak… It is genuinely my happy place. I love it there. The first time I went to bournemouth was about 3 or 4 years ago. So much happens at home and I needed somewhere to go that would allow me to relax and take a break from all the madness in London. If you live or have ever lived in London you will know how absolutely manic it is here. Even the simplest of things can be made more gruelling or challenging. Bournemouth was my release. I’ve always gone on my own so I can take a real break from everything and everyone. Whenever I tell people that I go to Bournemouth on my own they are always shocked and don’t quite understand, but I don’t do it for people to understand. I do it for me and to be honest thats all that really matters.

Every time I go I stay in a different hotel, this time I’m staying at the Sea Front Travel Lodge… I know its not particularly fancy or anything but I only paid 30-something quid for two nights… awesome right? Ha the beauty of Black Friday deals! I’m not totally sure what my plan is this time around, I might go to the aquarium and see the new penguin enclosure… the last time I was there they were building it and now its finished! I’ll more than likely go to town and do some shopping… So typical right?

One of the main reasons I love Bournemouth is because they honestly live a different lifestyle. Everyone is so relaxed and chilled out compared to London, people are generally happier too. I can walk down the road and have 2 or 3 people say good morning to me and that totally lifts my mood. Another reason is the sea. The sea calms me. I don’t know if it’s the waves or the air or the sounds but it really makes me feel relaxed and comfortable. I can walk for hours along the beach and not get bored. How incredible is that?

Bournemouth is my home away from home and it makes me so happy to be able to go there.

I’ll do a little diary whilst I’m there!


Speak soon

Chants x