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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.

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...

Friday 18th May 2018 The Twilight Walk for Women took place on Friday 18th. Last week I celebrated completing my 5K run in second place in 33 minutes. It was an awesome feeling since last year it took me forty minutes to complete the walk in ninth place. This year there was showed great improvement with my Twilight Walk/Run…   The Bournemouth Hospital Charity The Bournemouth Hospital Charity fundraises in different ways for various causes. I personally, like to help through the Twilight Walk...

  Compton Acres is famously known for its five-themed gardens, which are filled with over 3000 species of beautiful plants from around the world. It is one of the finest privately-owned gardens in England and was founded in 1920 by Thomas William Simpson a wealthy entrepreneur. Aside from its spectacular gardens, it takes pride in satisfying its visitor's appetites with two outstanding cafes; the ‘Café & Tearooms’ and ‘The Harbour View Café. A Gifted Moment Store is also just around the...

Bigger and Hotter every year The Christchurch 2018 Food Festival was bigger than never before. It was from the cake to curry, to churros, you name it. It was there. There were twice as much food stalls, with double as much visitors. My suggestion being; go there hungry and leave well fed. Approaching the area, one was first greeted by the red open-top bus. This bus was now converted into a ‘Pub’. I know. Meaning very good stuff for the drink-lovers. A thick...

Living in Bournemouth is a blessing each and every day. The Poole Harbour is only a stone-throw away. This gave me the opportunity to explore the islands using the famous Brownsea Island Ferry. I call them the Dorset Heritage as their history dates back to over a 100 years. FAMILY RUN FERRIES What I liked most was the fact that these boats are family operated. The family has been proudly running the unmissable yellow boats for the past century. This was noticed...

Every time I go to a restaurant, to eat, or to just chill and drink, socialising e.t.c, the only thing that will be in my head is FOOD/DRINK. This time around, l took a step further. I came up with five things I like most about Hot Rocks Cocktail Bar & Restaurant, after people  kept recommending the place. 1. Hot Rocks supports local charities. Normally, small actions make big differences. Donating time to charities is considered good. Donating money is very great...