April in Bournemouth

Well the days are finally becoming longer and the sunshine is coming and when it does the whole place regains it’s wonderfullness, which is not a word but does feel right to me!.

We are really looking forward to seeing those familiar faces again this summer along with new ones to enjoy both The Waterside B&B and more importantly themselves here in our Bournemouth.

Just to let you know the Commodore has a new manager and the place has a new buzz and before I giveyou anymore information I really need to go there a few more times to check him out for you. (The sacrifices I make 🙂  )

more to come soon but in the meantime:

Here’s just a few events I found on the web that might interest you

Medieval Archery: The Grand Muster at Corfe Castle

April 5 – 21
Corfe Castle National Trust, 

The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5EZ

The Wolfshead Bowmen and Companie of the Silver Arrow come to Corfe Castle and bring the past to life. A medieval encampment, demonstrations of combat, skilled archery displays, talks on the longbow and have-a-go sessions! Normal admission charges apply. Extra charge applies to Have-A-Go Archery (£2)

Dinosaur Hunt at Castlepoint

April 5 – 20
Castlepoint Shopping Centre, 

A3060 Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, BH8 9UZ

Throughout the Easter Holidays take part in the Castlepoint Dinosaur Hunt competition in search of 5 baby dinosaurs located in any of the shops, including those in the Villages*. One lucky winner will win one of the baby dinosaurs. *East Village – Frankie & Benny’s, Bath Store, Nando’s. West Village – Natwest, Carphone Warehouse, Barclays, Lakeland and CEX. Visit the Castlepoint Shopping Centre website for more information.

Fossil Dig at Castlepoint

April 5
Castlepoint Shopping Centre, 

A3060 Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, BH8 9UZ

Become a Palaeontologist for the day by digging for real fossils. Decorate your own fossil hunters’ collection bag before hunting through the rubble for your very own fossil to take home. Free activity for children. Located on the ground floor by M&S. And don’t forget to take part in the competition in search of 5 baby dinosaurs located in any of the shops! Please visit theCastlepoint Website for full details.

Spring Steam Gala at Swanage Railway

April 5 – 6
Swanage Railway, 

Station House, Swanage, BH19 1HB

The Spring Steam Gala will see an intensive service operating between Norden Park & Ride, Corfe Castle, Harman’s Cross and Swanage. Locomotives in action during the event: Drummond Class T9 30120 LSWR 0-4-4T Class M7 no. 30053 SR 4-6-2 “West Country” Class no. 34028 Eddystone SR 4-6-2 “Battle of Britain” Class No. 34070 Manston GWR 0-6-2T 5600 Class no. 6695 All locomotives are subject to operational availability. Special Fares apply for this Event: 1 Day Rover Adult £24.00 Child £17.00…

Breakout The Solos at Pavilion Dance

April 5 @ 7:00 pm
Pavilion Dance, 

Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU

Established in 2010 by Déjà Vu Entertainment, Breakout the Solos provides dancers with an incredible platform to showcase their talent and creativity as individuals. Audiences are treated to solo performances from both well known names and emerging new talent, through a concept that encourages ultimate self expression. The format also allows for dancers to step out of a group or crew and gives them the spotlight to show off their ability as a solo performer. Breakout The Solos guarantees one…


Pavilion Dance Cabaret

April 6
Pavilion Dance, 

Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU

Start the Easter holidays by joining Pavilion Dance for some entertainment from a diverse selection of performances by their class participants, guest artists and two of their performance companies, 2BU and Coevo. 6.00pm and 8.00pm

Dream Machines Bike Night

April 8 @ 6:00 pm
Poole Quay, 

Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ

Dream Machines is the UK’s largest weekly bike meet and can often attract up to 1000 bikers. Taking place every Tuesday between April and September, the evening is a popular event for all ages. It costs just £1 to enter your own bike or you can purchase a seasonal armband for just £7.50 from the Poole Welcome Centre on the quay. The event is free to spectators. You can find out more about Dream Machines by clicking here.

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Happy New Year from Bournemouth’s The Waterside.

Wow have the winds and rain hit our little bit of England. You have probably seen pictures on the news of flooding etc.

Here and the Waterside we’re not flooded, The tide would have to be high to get this far up the cliff tops!!!! but we have been battered a little as I think we all have.

I know the title of this blog is somewhat dramatic but having battled my way with Carla and Howie to the cliff top walks nearly being blown over in the process and been stung with horizontal rain at 60 miles an hour I finally got close enough to the edge of the cliffs to see the sea. And here is what I saw……………………


Where's the beach gone? The Waterside B&B Bournemouth Where’s the beach gone?
The Waterside B&B Bournemouth

We really are The Waterside Guest HouseBournemouth

All Sea and no beach!!!!!!!!

Anyway things will get back to normal soon I’m sure and we can all get on with having the best 2014 we have ever had. We wish you all that you dream of for yourself and others come quicker and better than you expect.

Enjoy and we hope to see you soon


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We just wanted to say a very happy Christmas and the best 2014 you may ever wish to experience. May all your desires, yes those ones you keep hidden, come true quicker than you can imagine.

Also a quick thank you to all our guests for making our summer it was so nice to meet you and see you enjoy our wonderful little bit of Dorset.

I’m not going to go on and ramble because I’m sure you have more pressing things to do today to make your Christmas day complete.



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Enjoy and hope to see you again in 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Southbourne pubs & restaurants within walking distance of The Waterside, Guest house and B&B in Southbourne on Sea, Bournemouth

I thought I would give a listing to some of the eating and drinking places near and dear to us.  Southbourne is situated in such a wonderful place that’s close enough to Bournemouth’s town Centre and all the surrounding towns and forrests as well as the beaches that just go on and on and stay uncommercialised and in effect a natural nature reserve where one can walk or just sit down quietly and take in the view.

So here’s just a few:

Commodore Pub :  Southbourne Overcliff Drive,

Panoramic sea views serving real ale, good value menu, beer garden Live music at week-ends (pet friendly both inside and out)

 Spyglass & Kettle Pub : 25-27 Stourwood Ave, Southbourne

On cliff top with garden (pet friendly in gardens only) serving good value menu and drinks

 Café Riva – Boscombe Overcliff Drive, Southbourne

Located on cliff top with amazing views, fully licenced with varied menu.  Italian food served in the evenings and special pizza offers  Fully licenced.

The Ludo Lounge 34 Southbourne Grove (High St)

Popular café/bistro, fully licenced with a cosy relaxed and informal atmosphere.  Good menu (especially the home made burgers) & tapas menu with specials on Tuesdays. Excellent coffee  & prices. Monday nights is quiz night

Deli Rocks  –  23 Southbourne Grove

Fabulous Italian Deli & Espresso bar in the High St in Southbourne.  Serving fresh local food, snacks and pizzas all cooked while you wait.  Well priced menu with great variety

L’Assiette – 141 Belle Vue Rd, Southbourne

Lovely local & fresh produce with great variety.  Menu is changed fortnightly offering traditional English-French dishes with weekly specials

The Larder House – 4 Southbourne Grove 

Wood fire oven restaurant & bar with top quality food and menus that are always changing. Enchanting garden with fairy lights wood burners to sit around and just have a drink. Now serving special  coffees in the daytime.

Well worth going there for a treat

The Grove Pub – 27 Southbourne Grove (High ST)

Serve real ales.  Dog friendly pub & garden area.  Live music at weekend. Sky sports

Quiz nights and Bingo


Just a few places of what our busy little Southbourne has to offer without having to get in your car!









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For the second year running Joseph (my Son) and I have had the pleasure to teach some wonderful students to become fully fledged Practitioners of NLP, Time Line Therapy(tm) and real Hypnosis here at the Waterside.

It was great to see slightly anxious students with that look of ‘what am I doing here?’ turn up on the first day only to leave confident and buoyant with their newly acquired skills that will help not only themselves but so many others.

Watching people grow in confidence and see a passion to help others grow is one of the rewards both Joseph and I get  and this month were lucky enough to see this in both Cambridge and Bournemouth.

In Cambridge we had participants coming as far afield as America and here in Bournemouth coming right from the tip of Scotland so hopefully we’re doing something right in the personal development and therapy fields.

Should you be interested in what our course have to offer feel free to click on the links of Training sites

Joseph Clough Trainings and NLP Trainings in Dorset

And lastly both Chris and I are also fully committed to the Bournemouth Hypnotherapy Clinic and continuing to help make wonderful changes to our clients lives in 2-3 sessions!



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Bournemouth Storms

October 30, 2013

Yes we had a bit of wind and an bit of rain! In fact the noise down Southern Road of the wind in the trees went on all night So with little sleep I walked down to the cliff tops to see if any damage had been inflicted on us and this is the sight […]

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Autumn break to clear the cobwebs ~ Bournemouth

September 10, 2013

Summer at The Waterside……………… Well I guess the heat of the last few weeks is coming to an end and was it hot!? I’ve never seen the beaches so packed. I even saw people taking all their wind breakers, towels and beach  stuff down the zig zags at 7:15 am one morning!. Now it’s getting […]

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Conspiracy down by the Waterside (B&B guest House Bournemouth).

July 29, 2013

Yes that’s right there’s a conspiracy going on here at the Waterside guest house. It started about two weeks ago when two of our guests began to try to leave their room in a way that looked as good as they came in to. Well initially I didn’t think anything of it because they didn’t […]

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Lovely Guests at the Waterside B&B Bournemouth

July 18, 2013

It’s so nice to have a place here to comment on things that happen both here at the Waterside and Bournemouth. Here’s just a couple of things that have made smile and think…………”that’s really nice!” Over the weekend one young couple said it was like staying in someone’s home….so friendly and it is so nice […]

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Sunshine at the Waterside B&B Guest House, Bournemouth

July 13, 2013

This was the scene at 5’oclock this evening, the beach was packed, even Sheila had the thought of taking a dip!!????? We’ve just come back from Israel where I have been helping train 47 therapists to help trauma patients and we could not believe the look of the cliff top. The grass is bone dry and […]

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