If you’re in Bournemouth…

Drinks, Num nums

So Spring is here…just

Despite Storm Katie and leaving the house with sunglasses, umbrella AND gloves in bag

What’s that little owl?


But in those brief periods of sunshine we can grab our sunnies, shed the layers and emerge from hibernation bleary eyed. If you happen to be doing this in Bournemouth there is a place you have to try to prolong that Summer-is-coming feeling- YOBU!!!

Yobu is a frozen yogurt and bubble tea cafe located next to 7 Bone (a very worthy place to eat) or if you want directions from Cath Kidston, because where else you’ll you be, step out of the shop, turn right and walk out to the street, look diagonally left and there it is!



(I grabbed these images off their website)

Or just put 7 Gervis Place, BH12AL into your phone…

Don’t know what bubble tea is? That’s ok, here is a long explanation


(it’s cold tea with milk and jelly bits in- you choose the flavours)

Last time I had rose tea with jasmine, mango jelly and peach balls, my favourite so far! And it’s pink 💗 #nofilter


Yummmmmmyyyy 💗 It’s also low calorie compared to you’re usual coffee shop hot beverage so double win.

Want another reason to go?

It’s open until 10pm! So whether you’re with friends, working or just want to chill and read a book, you can forget all about those usual 7pm closing times 🌞🌝💛


Coffee breaks and gluten free num-nums

Handmade, Num nums

Starbucks Chai Iced TeaHomemade SmoothieBean Around The World

I could easily live in coffee shops, if it weren’t for the calories and price, cake and yummy drinks would constitute the majority of my diet. I’ve been gluten free for a decade and so am always on the look out for GF friendly cafes…and please STOP displaying the calories in everything; ignorance was bliss 😔🐷 Little-piggy-me!

In my head I am not an “adult” until I drink plain filter coffee…so it’s only mocha-frappe-smoothie with cream goodies for me!

Latest was a Starbucks Chai iced tea (in an attempt to hide from caffeine) which was so yummy and very photo-worthy. Really creamy with a hint of mulled wine, it’s light and refreshing (and a little healthier, which I made obsolete by having a GF Honeybuns millionaire shortbread!)

I regret nothing.p

If you’re trying to save the monetary pounds and lose the weight pounds then make yourself this brilliant creation of my friends! Blend ice, banana and blueberries…that’s it! Give it that coffee shop feel by putting it in a smoothie jar/glass with a pretty straw (Paperchase and Not-on-the-high-street)

Earlier this year caffeine found me…hello mocha smoothie and GF brownie at Bean Around The World, I did slip into a caffeine coma afterwards….

Pre holiday drinks!

Num nums

Yobu bubble teaYobu yogurt

So to get into the holiday spirit, I’ve begun two days early with a trip to Yobu in Bournemouth that specialises in frozen yogurt and bubble tea…a completely new concept to me!

Yogurt wise you just choose your size, flavour of yogurt (plain or mango) and add two toppings (everything from chocolate flakes to fruit) and enjoy!

Bubble tea has a base of tea (jasmine green, oolong or lychee), with or without milk and then add two extra fillings (I had coconut and peach balls, little jelly things that pop in your mouth). Then ice is added and the whole thing cleverly sealed at the top with a cute bear face, so you have hot tea at the bottom and cold ice at the top with yummy fruit in the middle.

Really delicious and thirst quenching and far more interesting than a coffee shop iced drink. Prefect for summer and highly recommended (even if you don’t like tea!) ☕️☕️☕️🍇🍒🍊