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Review: FruitBroo Hot Drinks

Ever get fed up of drinking tea? No, me neither, but it’s always good to have an alternative! There is always one of a huge number of herbal or fruit teas to choose from, of course, but as you well know I am really not a big fan of those as they never taste like

My Week in Photos 2 to 8 Dec 2013

2 to 8 December 2013 The sky over Lincoln looked as ominous as the wind felt on Thursday. This photo just doesn’t show how rough the Brayford was – I wouldn’t have wanted to be on a boat that day! It was Lincoln Christmas Market this weekend – the weather was rather changeable over the

Review: The North Face Vanadium Jacket

If you saw my recent post on the Spires and Steeples challenge and the fact that I failed (go read it here), then you’ll already have had a preview of the latest product I’ve been testing for The North Face. This is the shot of me with Mark at the start of the walk donning

Review: Herb Plants by Post from Gardening Express

A few weeks ago Gardening Express saw that I was attempting to grow some herbs from seeds (they’re doing well, by the way, I’ll stick a photo on instagram later), and as a result offered to send me a selection of herbs all ready to plant out in my garden. How could I say no? Gardening

Sunday Soliloquy – What’s Your Daily Inspiration?

[ so·lil·o·quy - the act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] Today’s Sunday Soliloquy is brought to you courtesy of an email I received from the Global Corporate Challenge, a scheme I am currently taking part in (for the third year running) with a team of colleagues.

Review: Ozeri Touch II Bathroom Scales

I’m sat here drinking a tall glass of milk. My new bathroom scales told me to. They said my bone mass is low, and so I need more calcium and vitamin D. Seeing as the sun seems to have gone in, I’m going for the calcium. These scales are the Ozeri Touch II Digital Bathroom

Review: SIGG Classic Bottle and Alu Box

It has long been generally accepted that packing up your own lunch to take to work is cheaper than buying lunch every day. Being organised with our at-work-food-intake by making it in advance also helps us keep track of what we are eating and look after ourselves nutrition-wise; and it leaves our lunch break for

Cable Ski at Center Parcs

One of the activities I pre-booked for our last break in Center Parcs (read my hints and tips post here) was Cable Ski. I’d seen it in action when we were there a couple of years ago but due to no slots being available (it’s always best to book activities like that before you go),

Review: Beachbuoy Waterproof Phone Pouch

Following the experiences of a number of our motorbike trips over the years, being sent a completely waterproof pouch for my phone to review was incredibly useful – thanks Mobile Fun! And, as expected but not wanted, when we woke up on Tuesday last week and it was teeming it down I reached for my

Sea Views for the Soul

I do like a nice sea view. When my grandad was alive (it’s still very raw saying that, I do miss him) he would take us for a drive to see the sea – to check it was still there. It’s something that’s stuck; I can’t go too many days without seeing the sea. I’ve

Review: Easiyo Yogurt Maker

I was recently offered the chance to review an Easiyo Yogurt Maker. It is basically an insulated tub in which you use powdered mix to create yogurt in a variety of flavours. Yogurt, or yoghurt, I’m never sure, has great health benefits. It is rich in protein, a great source of calcium, helps with synthesis

Review: Vita Coco Coconut Water

I’ve mentioned drinking water a lot on here lately, but the people at Vita Coco think they’ve got something better to keep you hydrated – coconut water. Vita Coco’s all-natural, super-hydrating, fat-free, cholesterol-free, nutrient-packed, potassium-stacked, mega-electrolyte coconut water! I love coconut and coconut flavoured things but until now I’d never tried coconut water. I think

My Ditch the Plastic Challenge

During February I was challenged by SIGG to ditch the plastic – a challenge for which they sent me one of their metal bottles with an active top. When I first agreed to the challenge, before I wrote my post introducing it to you, I thought it would be no problem at all – easy even. I

Review: SIGG Active Top 0.75l Bottle

I’ll let you know how I’ve got on with my ditch the plastic challenge in a few days, but first I wanted to give the SIGG bottle I was given a proper review post. This is the SIGG Active Top 0.75l Performance Purple bottle. It is a 750ml metal bottle with a plastic lid and straw

Review: Weight Watchers Instant Hot Chocolate

I love hot chocolate. But I am totally fussy. It has to be proper hot chocolate, made with hot milk. Weight Watchers sent me some of their instant hot chocolate to see what I thought. Instant hot chocolate like this is a great way to warm up and get a sweet chocolate fix without many