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Esther Tendai Burt
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My name is Esther. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe. I came to the UK, London to be specific in the year 2000. In 2005, I graduated as a psychiatric nurse at South Bank University. I moved down to Southampton in 2006. I did Journalism in 2011 and founded my own publication called DIY Girl magazine. Fast forward, I am now a full-time travel blogger.

How to spend Christmas alone, visit a church nearby for a cuppa or simply for a chat to avoid loneliness. Loneliness can result in so many things such as depression, stress, anorexia, even leading to suicidal thoughts, which has proved to be costing the NHS millions of pounds each year.   Throughout this post, I am going to share about 10 different churches that I found about a mile radius of Bournemouth Town Centre. But why share churches though…? I chose to...

Bournemouth Christmas Attractions are scattered throughout the town. Continuing from my previous post 'Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland'. I am going to share with you some more attractions as promised, and where you can find them. I must admit I had great pleasure trying some of the places. It was a must, possibly guilty pleasure of a kind...

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland raised Bournemouth’s profile to another level this year. Thousands of people visited the Lower Gardens to witness the magical presentation including glittering teddy bears to smiling gingerbread people.   The Lower Gardens, Bournemouth’s coastal villages (Boscombe, Southbourne, Westbourne) and the rest of the town centre is dazzling with all assorts of colourful displays. The gardens are populated with keen visitors touring the town, day and night.   The rain was pouring as evidenced by some of my photos but the...

[caption id="attachment_16245" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Chilling by the pier[/caption] There are many attractions found just by the Bournemouth Pier. However, I am going to try and minimize the list to my 10 things that I love about the Bournemouth Pier. You will also discover that some of the activities can be enjoyed all year round, while some are seasonal.   I’m going to divert a bit and just say if I was an animal, I was going to be a turtle. Not only do...

Frieda’s Teabus is a sophisticated way to explore Bournemouth’s coastline. The family-owned Teabus presents a one-of-a-kind vintage shabby-chic and vibrant interior designs. This presents a pleasantly welcoming effect the minute one steps onboard as guests are warmly welcome.   Frieda’s Teabus made exploring Bournemouth’s coastlines extraordinarily exciting. Not only did it present a sophisticated way to travel but also presented an afternoon trip where all passengers were treated to a luxurious afternoon tea.   ITINERARY Frieda’s Teabus departed from Bournemouth Pier just behind the Hot...

10 easy-to-follow ideas to joyfully celebrate the 40th Birthday came after my 40th over a week ago. National statistics puts UK life expectancy at around 80 years. It makes 40 years, the middle-life age. This has increased the centuries-long trend by six years. For some of us, this is just nothing but national statics. However, some people don’t welcome such revelations well. This is why I decided to come up with the ideas below. Hopefully, these ideas will help individuals...

[caption id="attachment_16194" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Nice Sitting Area[/caption] An afternoon tea at the Haven Hotel seemed to be the only thing to get me out and enjoy the dry warm weather. Recent wet and chilly days were not motivating at all. I guess I made a right choice as I had a great afternoon. This made me easily come up with reasons below:   TEN THINGS I LIKED MOST AT THE HAVEN HOTEL   Stunning cream tea [caption id="attachment_16195" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Cream Tea at Haven Hotel[/caption] I...

[caption id="attachment_16190" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image from my previous visit last month[/caption]   Bournemouth Metropole Street Market returns to Holdenhurst Road this Sunday 29th July. Last year the Market had four themed events. The first two events were ‘ The Big Launch’ and ‘The Day of the Dead’. ‘The Alternative Christmas’ (steampunk theme) and finally the ‘Christmas Candyland’ themed events followed the successful two events. [caption id="attachment_16188" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Family image from previous events[/caption]  The 2018 Events The visitors have been previously spoiled with ‘Alice in...

Russell-Cotes, a house turned Museum and Gallery is a beautiful Victorian house. In 1901, Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie, a birthday present in the form of a dream house on a cliff-top. The house overlooked the sea in the town of Bournemouth. Merton and Annie wanted to live in comfortable style, and it took them four years to build the house. Much more so, they also wanted to house their vastly growing exotic collections from worldwide travels.   I adore museums and...

[caption id="attachment_16134" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The Solent Scene Boat[/caption] City Cruises Poole Have you ever wondered what to use to explore the Poole Harbour? Or what to use to charter that special occasion?  Tell you what, there is no need to wonder any more. The City Cruises Poole is there to cater for all your needs. They are popularly known as the Poole arm of City Cruises. As a result, they are always available to offer what is expected and beyond, as I...