With 7 miles of gorgeous white sandy beaches, a vibrant nightlife and 2,000 acres of parks and gardens, Bournemouth certainly has a lot to offer on paper.
However I still feel as though it’s a hidden gem in terms of UK breaks and it’s one that holds a rather special place in my heart.
Because five years ago, I arrived in the coastal town as a nervous student, my belongings all packaged up in boxes, a new duvet set still in its wrappings and a place on Bournemouth University’s prestigious Multimedia Journalism course.
London at Christmas time is simply unmissable in my opinion.
The city goes all out with decorations, twinkling lights and spectacular festive displays.
But if you’ve only got a day and want to experience a little bit of everything festive – Christmas markets, shopping for party outfits, incredible food and beautiful views, then you’ll need to stick to just one area to save on travel time.
And I’ve got just the place for you.
It’s one of those slightly taboo topics that we always brush off as ‘feeling sick’ or ‘stomach-ache’, when in actuality, we’re often referring to having spent the whole morning sitting on the toilet.
Or not having gone in a week and consequently walking round with an inflated beachball in our intestines.
I do appreciate why digestive health doesn’t get the discussion it should. Because it’s not exactly pleasant dinner party conversation. But if there was greater awareness and more of a dialogue surrounding the many issues we may suffer from in our lives that concern our digestion, then I don’t think I’d have suffered in silence with my IBS symptoms for so long.
Instagram started out with a relatively simple premise.
A picture tells a thousand words, so why not have a social media site that communicates with photographs?
In the humble beginnings of the platform, people would post grainy pictures of their breakfast (I partly blame the rubbish iPhone cameras at that point), nights out and maybe a new outfit they’d recently bought.
Well, I am speaking from experience.
But today, Instagram is a very different landscape.