Dream Dinner Party In Italy

I love to cook. And I love dinner parties. I even applied to go on Come Dine With Me once. Bottled it though. I also think Italy is a pretty cool country. Or should I say hot? I visited Rome on a school trip back in 2001. It was a beautiful city with stunning food. I still remember the gelato and all the varieties on offer with fondness. I don’t look back on the 48 hour coach trip there and back though with quite the same level of fondness. Honestly, all we would need to… View Post

Active Travel: Bluestone National Park

Based in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Bluestone National Park is an all weather resort, suitable for families, couples and friends alike. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit this stunningly beautiful part of the UK, as a Bluestone Blogger. We were offered a 4 night midweek break and the use of a Gateholm Lodge for the duration of our stay. A good 5 hour drive from Sidcup, Bluestone boasts 500 acres of woodland to explore. Although we visited toward the end of January when weather can be questionable, the odd rainfall didn’t detract from… View Post

3ness fitness, party, and pamper weekend

I was really lucky recently and was invited to attend a fitness weekend with 3ness. 3ness is a fitness events management company and they specialise in fitness weekends and holidays.     I’ve been wanting to attend a fitness break for a long time but have often felt a bit intimidated when looking at websites. What if I hate the food provided and get so hungry that I need to sneak out at night and hike to a Tesco Express for Kit Kats? What if I’m the only one who can’t do a push up?… View Post

Active Travel: Kayaking in Guernsey

A few weeks ago, I had a brilliant few days in Guernsey with my friend Jo. As well as racking up my 50th parkrun, we had an action packed few days including a brilliant kayaking session with Outdoor Guernsey. At £37.50 each for 2 hours, it wasn’t cheap, but we had a great morning. The health benefits of kayaking are numerous, including improved cardiovascular fitness, increased muscle strength and engaging your core. I knew what a workout it can be and was expecting to ache a lot the following day – when we went kayaking… View Post

Active Travel: Guernsey

Post in collaboration with Cheapflights. Following a great trip to Jersey last year with Jo to check out Jersey parkrun, I’m now looking forward to a second active travel trip and this time, we’re going to Guernsey! I’m really excited about our upcoming trip in September – we’re staying in The Duke of Normadie, a highly recommended boutique hotel. As our trip gets nearer, I’m checking out all the fitness related activities we can do while we’re there. parkrun It goes without saying, doesn’t it? If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know… View Post