Scrummies Healthy Snacks for Kids (Review and Competition)

The one thing that has surprised me most about having a child is just how much Teddy eats; I find it genuinely boggling as he literally gets home from nursery, starts eating, then pretty much doesn't stop until he goes to bed.  He's also now on the same portion size as me when we have our main meals, but he then has several snacks throughout the day on top, so he actually eats more than me on any given day.  You think this would result in child[...]

NutriBullet 1000 Series Blender

I used to be a really big fan of putting together concoctions in my NutriBullet, but for some reason I stopped and I haven't done it for ages, until I decided to start again last month to coincide with my attempt at becoming healthier, and I'm so glad I'm back into it as it's such a great way to start the day.  My old NutriBullet was showing signs of age, so I decided to invest in a newer version, which is why I went for the NutriBullet 1000 Ser[...]

Abel & Cole Weekly Fruit and Veg Boxes

I always said that when I moved home (a year ago today!) that I would start doing a few more home and food posts, but last year was such a nightmare that it didn't transpire.  That's all a'changin' this year as I've feel like I've finally found my footing.  I've also developed a real joy for cooking and putting together healthy meals for Teddy and I, which leads me nicely to my Able & Cole obsession... When I first heard about Abel &a[...]

bkr Water Bottles

At the start of the year, I declared that I would be making some serious lifestyle changes, one of which would include upping my water drinking so that I would start drinking at least a litre a day, rather than, er, nothing.  Shock, horror, my enthusiasm waned and I was back on Coke and Sprite quicker than you can say "make mine a six pack", but I definitely have improved a little and the bkr Bottles have made drinking water - a frankly joyless e[...]

12 Gifts of Christmas: Fitbit Charge HR

Today's gift is a bit different to the usual beauty booty, but still a strong feature in my list of gifts that I'd want to receive as I don't leave the house without mine - I give you, the Fitbit Charge HR, a fitness tracking device that you'll find yourself quickly becoming obsessed with once you strap it on and check the app. I don't think I've met anyone who hasn't loved their Fitbit, so this is the sort of gift that would suit pretty much anyo[...]

Scary Health Stuff

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of hospital and doctor appointments, sleepless nights, worrying about death (always fun) and generally freaking out.  It's that time of the year again, when my body decides to inexplicably turn on me in a cancer-like fashion.  Ridiculously, this is my third experience of "suspected cancer" (how they referred to it in recent correspondence - which honestly really doesn't help) as a couple of years ago I ha[...]

Hot Yoga Society Big Weekender

I've always wanted to get into Yoga as I think it would be of such benefit to me; I'm overly-anxious, my back is like a Challa bread of knots and I get a lot out of meditation, so this year I would like to try and get some Yoga in my life.  If you feel the same way and fancy jumping in feet first, the Hot Yoga Society Big Weekender is the event for you. As the name suggests, it's a weekend (long weekend as it starts this Thursday and goe[...]


A Few Gentle Steps Towards a Healthier Lifestyle…

OK! Last night I won the Best Established Blogger Award at the Johnson & Johnson Beauty Journalism Awards which is just INSANE, and I'm still processing it before I do my full write-up.  Therefore I'm desperately trying to write normally as if nothing has happened, which feels very strange, but I'm going to give it a go! Since the year began, I've been trying to make a conscious decision to improve my lifestyle with the long-term goal of b[...]


NYRs: Fix Your Skin with FaceCamp at FaceGym

I read about FaceGym's FaceCamp at the end of last year, and I thought it was such a fab idea; a series of seven day skincare boot camps that allow you to "undo" some of the damage from the festive period.  There are five face treatment programs in total, with each program featuring a collection of problem-specific solutions that are tailor-made to help correct whatever issues your skin has developed.  An example of this is Sugar Face, where you[...]


The Perfect Baked Potato with the Russell Hobbs Purifry

I grew up hating baked potatoes, but this was mainly due to the fact that my mum wasn't big on putting in the time to get them all perfect and crispy and crunchy, so they just went around the microwave for a few minutes before being served, looking a tad tired and browbeaten.  It was only when I moved out and started (reluctantly...) cooking for myself that I realised a baked potato could actually be something pretty special.  I believe the perf[...]


Nutribullet: Favourite Smoothie Recipe

I've managed to maintain the Nutribullet habit and I'd say five out of every seven days I have a Nutribullet smoothie - the other days I'll have a ready made one, usually from Savse.  I've been experimenting with different ingredients and amounts to find something that would not only contain as much goodness as possible, but also taste fairly good so that I'd look forward to drinking it. I can tolerate pretty rough-tasting smoothies for th[...]