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By Sasha Jolliffe | November 22, 2019

Rainy days suddenly don’t seem so bad when you have a holiday on the horizon to look forward to. Book now for 2020! Smart Holiday Rentals – Local Office – Local People – Human Touch T: 01202 296 400 E: relocations@shr.co.uk

Bournemouth Christmas Wonderland Returns for 2019!

By Sasha Jolliffe | November 14, 2019

Feel the wonder at Bournemouth’s unique, free festive Christmas Wonderland Trail 15 Nov 2019 through to 2 Jan. Begin your Christmas adventure this weekend in Bournemouth with a ride on the illuminated ‘Big Wheel’ from the Pier Approach and enjoy a birds-eye view of the enchanting Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland Trail 2019 in the Lower Gardens. As…

Review (Restaurant): Urban Garden

By Sasha Jolliffe | May 27, 2019

Urban Garden Hidden in the Lower Gardens of Bournemouth is this unique garden, bar and restaurant. It’s secretly nestled away and surrounded by lush plants and foliage. You can expect a laid-back, welcoming vibe, with relaxed indoor spaces and fantastic food (tried and tested!). Food Price Range: £8.00-£27.00 Dietary Options: (V) (GF) Location: Lower Gardens of…

Hampers Now Available!

By Sasha Jolliffe | May 27, 2019

Dorset Welcome Hamper As a welcome for you and your party we are now offering our ‘Dorset Welcome Hamper’ with locally sourced products including: One packet of Dorset Knob biscuits (200g) Dorset Tea bags (125g) 6 Dorset fruit scones ​3 jars of mixed flavour jams (47g) 3 portions of Rodda clotted cream One jar of…

Rejuvenating Upton’s Fire Damaged Heathland

By Sasha Jolliffe | March 18, 2019

Last week we met up with Dorset Wildlife Trust in Upton to clear a fire-damaged area of heath land. In August 2008 the blaze affected two hectares of heather, gorse, trees and destroyed many habitats. Image credit: bournemouthecho.co.uk Image credit: bournemouthecho.co.uk The area was uninhabitable due to the fire damage. Work now begins to get…

Bournemouth’s Oil Rig: Searching for Fortune

By Sasha Jolliffe | February 25, 2019

Bournemouth’s Oil Rig: Searching for Fortune Bournemouth’s new addition to the sea-sky-line is causing quite a stir. ‘Oil Rig Ensco 72’ is dominating Poole Bay with it’s 500m exclusion zone and 1800m deep well being drilled into the sea. It’s not the first time there has been an attempt to find oil in Bournemouth –…

It’s National Love Your Pet Day!

By Sasha Jolliffe | February 20, 2019

National Love Your Pet Day: how are you celebrating? We are a nation of pet lovers and today, February 20th, marks a day of annual celebration of your beloved companion. Image credit: pixeltalks.net According to statistics in 2018, 45 per cent of the UK population own a pet which has increased five per cent since…

Beryl: The New Bike Share Concept in Bournemouth

By Sasha Jolliffe | February 14, 2019

Beryl: The New Bike Share Concept in Bournemouth As a visitor of Bournemouth, getting around town to see the sights and sounds is essential. Whether you’re planning a visit to the tropical gardens or explore the seven miles of glorious beaches, we have good news as soon you’ll be able to rent one of these…