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

London Marathon Ballot Rejection Truth

It’s May 1st 2017 and runners world-wide know what that means. It’s the day that the London Marathon ballot opens, we all throw our names into a hat and we wait. And wait. And wait. At the end of September / early October, some of us will be rewarded for our patience with a place into the Holy Grail of marathons. Most of us will be left being bitter on social media, or pretending that we didn’t want to do it anyway. For those of you who are interested in stats, Dan put a post… View Post

Seeking sanctuary in mindfulness

Post written in collaboration with Vitabiotics I’m a person who gets stressed quite easily. Usually over things that I can’t control, or when small easy jobs which should take 5 minutes to do suddenly take most of the day. You all know the sort of thing I mean! London transport is something else which can irritate me beyond belief; luckily for me I now only have to deal with it once a week or so.   Yoga Yoga really has been a revelation for me. It wasn’t ever something that I really enjoyed, but now… View Post

We ended Great Run Herbalife!

If you follow me on social media, you will see how vocal Stephen and I have been over our disgust with regards to the Great Run and Herbalife nutrition partnership. If we’re Facebook friends, then you’ll know it’s virtually the only thing I’ve spoken about over the last couple of days. I would apologise for spamming you all, but I’m not going to do that. I ranted. I blogged. I set up a petition. Stephen and I took to Twitter. We got our message in front of influential people (thank you, Ben Coomber). Then last… View Post

Goodlife Foods Review

I love meat. If I’m honest, I eat too much of it. I’m a runner, so I’m like “yay protein”. But I also love all types of food and was recently offered the opportunity to try some products from Goodlife Foods. Goodlife create vegetarian meals and they work with British farmers to source the best vegetables, making them the main feature of a meal. So instead of using meat substitutes, they focus on vegetables.     As regular readers know, I also have a 3-year-old girl. She has always loved her veggies, especially peas, carrots… View Post