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Filling in the blanks

This year is certainly the year of filling in the blanks. I’m so sorry I can’t always open up my little heart to you on my blog, things are a little too raw to speak about right now but I hope one day I will share with you the little slice of my heart which has gone missing. I like to keep things positive and there is rarely a day where I dont have a glowing smile on my face, because smiling heals everything, right?

Today seemed a good day to return to my wee little blog, for the seasons have officially changed and i’m now longing for those short, cold winter days. But before we delve into winter, I’ll reminisce with you the last weeks of summer, through my Instagram feed…obviously.

My boss kindly whisked a few of us away to Ibiza for a crazy few days in the sun. We stayed at the amazing Santos Suites which I would highly recommend. The pool bar was one of my favourite places, now I want a giant “Take another little piece of my heart now baby” quote on my wall.

Of course I had to buy a few new dresses before I went and this Missguided number was the perfect party piece.

Night one we hit up Ushuaia to catch Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso…

And night two was all about David Guetta at Pacha.

Our last day was a little more touristy in Ibiza town where we drowned our hungover sorrows in a giant Paella.

Back on Southern soil, we hopped on a boat to catch the Bournemouth Airshow. My new favourite way to watch the planes? Absolutely.

I slipped on my favourite Zara summer dress for the occasion, naturally.

I’ve also spent a fair amount of time in Castlepoint shopping for a new Autumn wardrobe. M&S have seriously upped their game this year. Their Limited Collection is seriously how I want my winter wardrobe to look, swoon!

A homemade apple and blackberry crumple on the sofa in my PJ’s. Made from the last batch of apples from my late Babcia’s garden, she grew these babies until she was 100! Bravo!

Skipping through the leaves in my new favourite booties/trainers.

I got glasses! I’ll be the first to admit this is a very unflattering photo, but I’m loving my new specs! I chose a funky Armani pair from Whiffens Opticians in Ashley Cross and my gosh, they have an incredible selection. I’d narrowed it down to 2 pairs, but Armani won me over in the end.

A weekend of Maid of Honour duties at the Springfield Hotel in Wareham.

Spending time with this little wellied man is the best therapy.

First roast diner of Autumn.

The most painful words as sung by the Swedish House Mafia.

Sundays at the rugby with Otter Brewery. I may or may not have tackled a giant otter at half time….

And last but not least, dull and dreary Sundays call for take outs, in the form of the all new Chicken Shack. Free range rotisserie chicken has won the takeaway game this week. Half a chicken with a smoky marinade and some kick ass gravy, check out their website here for the full menu. You will not regret it!

 

Flamers, the Burger – Mexican

You already know my love for Charminster and it’s array of multicultural delights, so when I came across Flamers who claimed to offer the best burgers in town along with some kick ass mexican, I thought it was too good to be true. No better way to test their claims than to stop by one rainy Sunday evening and see what all the fuss is about.

The restaurant itself is nothing fancy, just a casual bar like atmosphere where first daters mingled and families relaxed.

We sat by the window which proved a great position for people watching, especially during Ramadam in the centre of the multi-cultrual capital of Bournemouth.

The wonderful Cheryl bought over the menus and without being too distracted by the long list of mouthwatering burgers, we ordered their house special cocktails, a south american blend of spirits.

We ordered the house meatballs to share as our starter.

And my did they arrive. A smokey but sweet sauce with perfectly spiced meatballs were demolished in a matter of minutes. In fact, I could have easily have ordered another round. As soon as we’d polished off the remainders of the sauce from the meatballs the mains arrived. Of course I’d ordered the Mexican Burger. A quarter pounder burger paddy topped with guac, salsa and nachos. Yes, NACHOS. Oh life just got a whole lot sweeter.

And the “how am I going to eat this moment”…

Oh I’d find a way.

But the crown jewels of Flamers for me, besided their unbelievable burger, was Scotts beef and chorizo burrito.

Smokey and spicy, a lightly toasted tortilla lined with chorizo slices and topped with chilli beef. It was out of this world.

Oh Flamers, you’ve got me hooked.

You’ll find them on Charminster high street and I can highly recommend going as a group. Order a selection of burgers and mexican dishes and share the lot. That way, no food envy involved! Thank you also to Cheryl who was so kind and helpful, we had an awesome time!

 

Revolution Bournemouth

The best place in Bournemouth for 6 hungry netballers? Look no further than the brand spanking new Revolution Bar. The irony of the Revolution brand is that Revolution is nothing new. They’ve been kicking around for a long time, with bars all over the country. So when they took over one of the best locations in Bournemouth, you knew things were going to get pretty messy within those big blue doors. However, if partying with the rest of Bournemouth’s crowd isn’t your thing, you’ll be pleased to know that during the day you can kick back and relax with a cocktail and some pretty tasty food.

In the day, light pours through the windows like a quirky little side street cafe and its hard to imagine what really goes down in this exact place on a Saturday night. Each table is different but all too cosy at the same time. We chose a seat by the window at a table that I am desperate to get my mitts on!

In no time the table was full of cocktails. We all went for the Raspberry Mojito which was utterly delicious. I was rather envious of the next tables Ice Tea Cocktails which were served in the cutest little enamel mugs.

We all chose different naughtities from the menu. Marie opted for the Cheeseburger and Rachel had the chicken flatbread. Both naughty but very tasty.

Elinors Hoisin Duck pizza looks impressive enough.

But I was easily swayed with the £5 Vodka Pizza and gawd was it delicious. Sweet peppers with vodka marinated chicken and goats cheese. Where have you been all my life little pizza!

Revolution is a great casual meeting place. All around us were different groups of people from couples on first dates (clear as day a first date, sorry you nervous wrecks!), companies having a team meeting and groups of girls like usjust having a good gossip. You can enjoy 2 for 1 cocktails before 9pm all through the summer and 50% off the lunch menu (including the Vodka Pizza) for Monday lunch. A wonderfully reasonable dinner in the cutest of bars. Revolution, you’re becoming one of my favourites.