Swans and beaches: holiday adventures in Weymouth

I didn’t realise how special this day would be until we met the swans. I’m used to seeing them as one or two togethers, occasionally a small family group but never in large flocks and never up really close. At Abbotsbury you get a truly unique experience seeing Swans up close and personal just wandering around in an environment where …

Durdle Door and Portland: holiday adventures in Weymouth

Day 2 of our Weymouth holiday started with a trip to the famous Durdle Door and ended with a walk to portland along the road next to chesil beach. Again it’s a story told in pictures and it was a day packed with stunning views, experiences and memories. Highlights I’ll start with a few of the highlights          Stats …

Jellyfish and Castles: holiday adventures in Weymouth

Holidays are just about the best chance you ever get to become fit and strong through play. But do you know how to use a holiday to get fit and strong while enjoying the best holiday ever? This is the story of how I did just this last year and it is still one of the best set of memories …

Jellyfish and Castles: holiday adventures in Weymouth

Holidays are just about the best chance you ever get to become fit and strong through play. But do you know how to use a holiday to get fit and strong while enjoying the best holiday ever? This is the story of how I did just this last year and it is still one of the best set of memories …

Fun in the snow

Yesterday we had the first and probably the only covering of snow for this year. So we took the time to enjoy it with our little one. There were snow balls, snow men and plenty of white beauty and with all that fun going on I am chuffed with myself that I still managed to clear the driveway and car …

We have snow!!! #sundayphoto

   I know you have probably had loads and are already bored but in Milton Keynes England it’s rare and in about half a day we will already be bored of it so allow me this brief moment of wonder before life hits me 😀

Can takeaways be healthy?

On the face of it take away food is much more about entertainment than nutrition and so take away food is generally Over salted Over sugared Over the top It’s like that mainly because we want to be entertained by takeaway food we don’t generally expect takeaway food to taste just like the healthier stuff we have at home.  I …

Can kids move while watching tv? #sundayphoto

   I want my little one to move regularly because it’s good for him. Right now it looks like he’s just watching tv.  He is but he’s also actively balancing on my knee while he uses me as his gym. Balancing is a subtle but powerful form of movement. It develops coordination which prevents falls among other things.  At the …

Sleep like a ninja

Christmas is finished and you’re now in the recovery phase. Hopefully you had a great time, though right now you’re probably just: Tired Skint Back at work Bored I call this the recovery phase of christmas simply because it’s normal to feel like this after all that fun so there is no point in beating ourselves up about it. Good …

Best Natural drinks: fruit juice or fruit chunks?

I woke up on Boxing Day happy but dehydrated so here is a quick fix that gets me back in the festive spirit. Because hangovers are 80% dehydration I used this trick enough yesterday to avoid the worst but if I don’t replenish my water stores along with nutrients then I will regret it. All I do is use fruit …

Christmas display

The Christmas display in the shopping centre. This got me feeling a little festive. What’s the favourite part of your shopping centres festive display?

Festive spirit at havishams tea room

Yesterday we had a really special experience of festive spirit. Me and my little monkey were having brunch out between swimming and visiting a friend. we were enjoying hot chocolate and toasted sandwiches when we got chatting with a couple behind us. Their little one had his birthday today and they were taking him out for lunch and getting ready …

Reservoir Dinos

This is a snapshot of the fun we had today. Lounging around enjoying each other’s company. We swam in the morning I cooked in the afternoon and we watched movies after. Just now the little one lined up his new dinosaurs from the good dinosaur.   For me it was a chance to record some memories which of course means …

Learning to cook Tasty No effort food!!!

If you don’t think you can cook something gorgeous simple and healthy then try this idea out for size. The idea is that it’s an incredibly simple meal to cook but I show you how to upgrade something highly processed to something with added flavour, texture and nutrition. So I increase the quality but use cheap ingredients that I have …

More treasure

Carrying on from yesterday’s theme I found these wonderful memories with my son and the treasure we found when out Christmas shopping. The steps and fitness stats aren’t epic but remember this was just an average Sunday doing chores and the Fitbit can only show part of the health story. Much gets missed and can’t be recorded yet. A big …

Finding treasure

The photos here are about the great deals and finds you can get by stepping outside and exploring. The summer for me was all about boot sales because many are I. The country in the middle of a field. So I get to shop in the English country side. This time of year it’s more about Christmas fayres and the …

Bath such a beautiful city

For my wife’s birthday this year I took her to bath because she has wanted to visit for years We had such a wonderful time meandering around we just kept smiling. It’s such a beautiful city that if you ever get the chance to visit you should. You can see from the stats that this much fun also got us …