Food & Fitness Friday – The 10 Minute Workout DVD that I Swear By

I’ve been really trying to make more of an effort with my fitness over the past couple of weeks, having fallen into very bad habits since Christmas. Although I don’t feel like I need or want to lose a huge amount of weight, I would like to tone up, feel healthier and more confident, especially for our honeymoon in a few weeks time. I’ve been using some of my old...

5 Things I’m Doing to be More Healthy

With just six weeks to go until we fly out to Mexico for our honeymoon, I have been making a conscious effort to try and be more healthy, having lapsed over the past couple of months. I don’t want to lose a lot of weight, but it would be nice to get a bit more in shape and to feel confident whilst spending the majority of our week away in...

Food & Fitness Friday – My October Fitness Plans 

I have been so awful with regards to my health and fitness since getting back from Santorini at the beginning of last month. I have been scoffing so much junk food, and being generally greedy with my food as I’ve been feeling quite anxious and under the weather.  I have also been suffering with bad cramps in my stomach and most of the time all I want to do is...

Food & Fitness Friday – My Favourite Autumn Meals 

I can’t be the only one who was totally excited last week, when autumn officially started?  Although my depression has always tended to be worse during the colder months (blame those grey, dull skies), there’s such a sense of excitement when the leaves start to fall. There’s so much going on over the next few months for our family, and I’m feeling very positive.  One of the things I love...

What We Ate at Our Greek Wedding 

It’s only been a couple of weeks, but it feels like an age ago that we got married. I meant to post this last Friday but life and the post wedding blues got in the way.  When it came to food for our wedding, we needed to keep it fairly simple as we had some fussier eaters in attendance, including my mum who generally sticks to British food (think pub...

Food & Fitness Friday – Back to School Lunchbox Ideas 

The summer is drawing to a close and it will soon be time for school to start once again. Fortunately for us, both of the children will be having free school meals, but if you plan on providing a lunchbox for your little one, I’ve come up with a list of items for inspiration to keep things mixed up throughout the week!  It’s worth noting that some schools have stricter...

Food & Fitness Friday – Where to Get the Best Cocktails in Bournemouth 

I’m a huge fan of a nice cold glass of Prosecco or Sauvignon Blanc but there’s something about summer which just makes me want to throw caution to the wind and order a cocktail. My all time favourite has to be a frozen strawberry margarita, but I’m also partial to a pornstar martini or the classic cosmopolitan.  If you’re visiting Bournemouth this summer, heading over for a hen do or...

Food & Fitness Friday – Date Night at Las Iguanas Bournemouth 

Ever since the restaurants were revealed for the BH2 leisure complex I’ve been excited for one in particular. Ed and I first came across Las Iguanas just over two years ago when we went on a mini break to Devon. Stopping off on the way, we ate at the Exeter branch and loved the laid back vibe and Mexican dishes on the menu.  I recently went to the Bath branch...

Food & Fitness Friday – Encouraging Children to Keep Fit & Healthy

Being quite into keeping fit and eating *semi* healthily, I realised recently that I haven’t actually been very good at encouraging the children to follow in my footsteps. In fact, ask them what their second favourite meal is and they’d most likely say chicken dippers or fish fingers (although a much more socially acceptable spag bol takes number one spot).  I decided it was time to make a change and...

Food & Fitness Friday – My Favourite Recipe Books 

Sometimes it’s a struggle to think of new ideas for meals. I find myself stuck in a rut of Hunters Chicken, Spaghetti Bolognese and Salmon Fishcakes week in, week out.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good family favourite, but variety is the spice of life and all that, so I try and mix it up from time to time. When I need inspiration, I sometimes head online,...