Why I’m taking part in Veganuary

I know, I’m not generally someone who joins in with these month-long pledges to give something up. But this year is different. I love food. I am meat eater. I’ve butchered meat. I cook with offal. Cheese is awesome. I don’t think it’s wrong to eat meat, nor do I believe that anyone should be judged for their food choices. However, I do think that we should be more aware of where our food comes from and I also think that perhaps we should make an effort to eat a little less meat, not just… View Post

A letter to Sweaty Betty about sexualisation …

Earlier today, I was horrified when I saw these Tweets pop up on my timeline: Seriously @sweatybetty who signed this off? I love your products, but I can't buy from you again if you think this is an appropriate way to present kids clothes. Bad enough that adult women are expected to be sexy whilst exercising but now kids too? pic.twitter.com/moDaDHfAY7 — Becca Johns ⚡️ (@thebeccajohns) May 14, 2018 Disappointed by this Lolita style photoshoot from @sweatybetty feels really overly sexualised, particularly the girl in the centre with her legs spread I normally love their… View Post

MISFIT Vapor Smartwatch Review

I like a gadget. Whilst I am only too aware of my dependency on tech, often to my detriment, I still can’t resist a gadget. I love the fact that it seems there is a piece of tech to do everything now. Except bread makers. I really like kneading dough, but I digress. I was recently sent a MISFIT Vapor Smartwatch for review. I had previously tested out the MISFIT Flash and hated it. It looked like a prison tag and didn’t work, so I never considered MISFIT products again. However, I was interested in… View Post

5 Ways to improve your swimming technique

Post in collaboration with On Buy At the moment, I am training for Swimathon. I make no secret of the fact that I am a poor swimmer and hopefully these tips will help my technique!     1. Position yourself Your body position should be perfected if you want to get the correct swimming technique. This means ensuring you are parallel to the floor, which is especially important when it comes to your legs. Leave them too low and it could affect your speed. Keep them straight and relaxed at the ankles. If your head… View Post

Swimathon 2018: Swim For All

It’s time to announce my big challenge for 2018 and this is something that is really going to push me out of my comfort zone. As one of the official Ambassadors for this year’s Swimathon, I will be swimming 1500m at the end of April. I am a terrible swimmer and long-term readers may remember my experiences of taking part in an aquathon. Confession: I haven’t stepped foot in a pool since. Gulp. (Although hopefully none of that in the pool!)     What is Swimathon? Swimathon is the world’s largest (annual) fundraising swim. Aiming… View Post