Ben’s Zone

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Ben’s Zone

Ben’s Zone is a weekly feature, run every Sunday and written by my husband Ben. It giving you an insight into the other half of our household and a Dad’s point of view on parenting.

About Ben

A complete foodie, Ben likes good quality food, sourced from ethical places. He spends a lot of time researching and experimenting with recipes. He also adores kitchen gadgets, from his Kenwood Chef, to his a Sous Vide machine.

Ex-smoking and ex-drinking, you won’t see him for long without a coffee in his hand. A triple espresso being his coffee of choice. Yes… a triple.

He is also very into his fitness. A long time cyclist, he is also an avid runner and loves obstacle racing. He competed in the European Championships in Belgium in 2018 representing the UK in the over 40’s category.

He has a bit of a penchant for pink, music and plays the guitar, a hobby he shares with our oldest son.

Subjects He Writes About

You can find him writing about pretty much all of the below:

  • Fitness, running, cycling and obstacle racing
  • Cooking, recipes and kitchen gadgets
  • Fatherhood and parenting
  • Pet ownership, particularly in respect to our Rhodesian Ridgeback Florence

Reviews

Ben is also available for reviews and can write much knowledgably than me on the above subjects or collaborative posts.

If you would like to discuss a review from Ben please email lovelylaurasblog@gmail.com

Read All Ben’s Posts

BEN'S ZONE: The Fragility Of Fatherhood

BEN’S ZONE: The Fragility of Fatherhood

The Fragility of Fatherhood It’s Father’s day today and I’ve had a great day so far.  I got cards and a bundle from the children to start the day, a…

Why I Don't Diet Either

BEN’S ZONE: Why I don’t diet either

This week Laura posted an article on her blog about why she does not diet anymore.  I was interested to see some of the comments, and so I decided to…

Meditation - rocks stacked in an arch and blue sky

BEN’S ZONE: My Mental Health Fitness Regime

My Mental Health Fitness Regime Mental health is not something you really think about too much in your younger years.  For some people, maybe, it’s not something they ever really…

Easy Weekday Wrapped Chicken Recipe

BEN’S ZONE: Easy Weekday Wrapped Chicken Recipe

Easy Weekday Wrapped Chicken Recipe Today I’m sharing a simple midweek staple that’s enjoyable without being too bad for you.  I eat a lot of chicken in the week as…

BEN’S ZONE: Getting an Autism Referral in my 40s

Getting An Autism Referral In My 40s Photo by Lisa And Then She Clicked I’ve been in two minds as to whether I should write this article.  I’m happy to…

Beer Can Chicken Barbecue Recipe

BEN’S ZONE: Beer Can Chicken Barbecue Recipe

Beer Can Chicken Barbecue Recipe It’s getting to that time of year where, here in the UK, we get sufficiently long breaks in the rain to light and cook on…

My Online Personal Training Journey with Fitness Coach Steve Llewellyn

BEN’S ZONE: Callisthenics My Final Update

Callisthenics My Final Update I’ve been writing about my journey into callisthenics for about 6 months now and I’ve decided that this is my final in this series of regular…

Gruum Shampoo and Conditioner Review

BEN’S ZONE: Gruum Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Gruum Shampoo and Conditioner Review It’s been a long time since I had a haircut, over a year in fact, and now my hair is getting really quite long.  This…

BEN’S ZONE: Aftershokz OpenMove Bone Conducting Headphones Review

Aftershokz OpenMove Bone Conducting Headphones Review *Please note this post contains affiliate links For a good five years now I’ve had frequent and uncomfortable ear infections and reluctantly I’ve come…

When Do Men Stop Wanting to Learn?

BEN’S ZONE: When Do Men Stop Wanting to Learn?

When Do Men Stop Wanting to Learn? Being taught about stuff is a funny thing.  For the first 16-18 years we’re around it’s a simple fact of life.  We’re taught…

My Online Personal Training Journey with Fitness Coach Steve Llewellyn

BEN’S ZONE: Callisthenics and Training Update March 2021

Callisthenics and Training Update March 2021 It’s been an odd month.  Last month I was taking a mindful approach to my strength training.  This month has been all about grinding. …

1 thought on “Ben’s Zone”

  1. I wish I had the will power to exercise and eat healthier, you must be so proud of him, even if he did end up with pneumonia for all his hard work and effort, remove the bikes one a month I’m sure he won’t notice, I do it with my children’s toys lol xxx

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