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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

I want to be a pilot!!! Eurofighter Typhoon

Memories This video and the memories that go with it will stay with me forever. I still remember fondly a similar experience years ago in a summer job as a drivers mate we passed an RAF base while several jets were preparing to take off about 100 meters away. We pulled over and watched each get into position, fire up …

Santa and Hatton country park Christmas fayre

This was a really fun way to a lazy 8,000 steps. I basically sat down all day either in the car or in the restaurant while he was in the soft play but I ended up with over 8000 steps, plenty of calories burnt and 42 floors climbed. I earnt my rest in the evening. I could have been much …

Dark mornings and epic skies 😀

  Learning to use my smartphone camera has made me fall in love with  bad weather. It may have been cold and dark but the skies and scenery on this 10 minute morning stroll were epic.

Fun at the zoo. Whipsnade 2015

These photos simply capture a few special moments of this adventure. From the beautiful scenery in which this zoo resides to the wonderful animals and experiences you get to see and do. You forget the challenges this put you through because you are simply enjoying yourself. It’s just a lovely way to get moving.             …

Luscious Leftovers #roadtochristmas

My little ones birthday meant a lot of leftovers and a chance to sample new delights and save the effort of making anything. I had some special fig bread defrosted and I wanted something to go on it. I spied the party sausages in the fridge Et voila! Another flavour combination to celebrate the season. It’s a Simple trick but …