Health & Fitness

One Hour Outside November 2016 #OneHourOutside

We all know that getting outside is good for us. There are so many reasons why we should be making an effort to spend as much time outdoors as possible – fresh air and natural light is good for our body, our mind, and possibly most importantly, our soul. But how good are we at

Fun Ways to Keep Fit

Oh man has my fitness suffered in the last six months. Yes, I’ve done some hikes here and there but generally speaking I’ve either been sat on my motorbike, sat on my office chair at work, or sat on my sofa at home. An awful lot of sitting. And slouching. So it is time to

A Day Hike on Mam Tor

You all know by now that I like nothing more than being able to take a day off work and heading off into the countryside for a day hike. Having worked a number of Saturdays recently, and missing out on much needed time outdoors as a result, last week I was able to take Wednesday

Review: Aqua Sphere Siskin Swimsuit

I’m not sure that when Aqua Sphere sent me their new Siskin swim suit to try out and encourage me back into the water to they realised I would give it its first outing in a shark tank. But you know, I’m a girl with a huge bucket list and when I get invited to swim

Goals and Challenges for 2016 | My Purpose

I find January hard. It’s dark outside most of the time, generally quite cold, there is little time to get outside and enjoy the countryside, I’m tired, work is busy, and EVERYONE is talking resolutions. We are encouraged, maybe not directly but certainly by inference, to promise ourselves lots of things that will make us better people – eat more

Playing Hockey, Dodgy Knees and Deep Heat

Isn’t it strange what brings back memories? Smells definitely do it for me. And when a parcel with a new Deep Heat product arrived for me to try out it wasn’t even smelling the smell that did it, but simply thinking about the smell.  When I was a teenager I absolutely loved playing hockey. It was

Review: Waking up with Lumie Bodyclock Active

We received a Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 for Christmas after at least a couple of years of thinking about buying one. I am definitely a believer in SAD, and think I suffer from it myself. When the mornings and evenings are dark I go into a state of slump, losing what energy I had built up during

Track Cycling at Lee Valley VeloPark

If I had ever become a professional athlete, which I know was always very unlikely but humour me here, I would have become a triple jumper. Or a hockey player. Or, dare I say it, a track cyclist. I’ve always joked that my big thighs would make me the perfect track cyclist – I have

My #GetOutside Pledge – Swim in a Lake

Earlier on in the summer I decided to take part in the Ordnance Survey campaign to #GetOutside more, and pledged to swim in a lake. As those of you who are early adopters of Splodz Blogz TV already know I have now fulfilled my pledge by having a cold but great swim in a lake close to home at

Three Days Without Chewing. My NOSH Detox Experience.

I was recently contacted by NOSH who had seen my various ramblings about food and bloating and energy levels and other things. They offered me the opportunity to try their three day beginner’s fast. They thought their juice detox would be the ideal way for me to stop, take a break, and give my eating

Review: Merrell Chameleon Shift Mid Boots

I love to hike. I also love to try out new hiking kit. I’ve had these new Merrell Chameleon Shift Mid Gore-Tex boots since they came out earlier in the summer, and have already had some fantastic adventures with them on my feet. These boots were given to me by Merrell as my Lyke Wake

My Favourite Lunch Time Salads

Not doing the Lyke Wake Walk in June seems to have been the catalyst for me breaking a lot of good habits. I’ve done very little exercise, have done no meal planning, have stopped making my morning smoothies, and have been buying my lunch from the local shop rather than preparing it at home. It’s