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. Giving you an insight to the other half of our household and a man’s point of view on parenting.

About Ben

Bluestone 11A complete foodie, he might not admit in public, but my husband is a total food snob. He 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 latest addition a Sous Vide.

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… you read that right – a triple. Or an expensive herbal tea – I’m looking at you Tea Pigs!

He is also very into his fitness. A long time cyclist, he has far too many bikes, mountain biking being his cycling of choice. More recently, he has got into running and obstacle racing. Completing Tough Guy in January of this year and getting hypothermia for his trouble ;-).

Oh and he has a bit of a penchant for pink and seems to be collecting fitness gizmos too.

Subjects He Writes About

You can find him writing about pretty much all of the below and maybe a few different topics that tickles his fancy:

  • Fitness, running, cycling and obstacle racing
  • Cooking, recipes and kitchen gadgets
  • Fatherhood and parenting from a Dad’s perspective
  • 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

Logan and Aria reading Mr. Rainbow

BEN’S ZONE: Children’s Book Review – Mr. Rainbow & Giveaway

REVIEW: Mr. Rainbow by Richard Peters & Giveaway AD – We were gifted this book and please note this feature contains affiliate links Children’s Book Review: Mr. Rainbow by Richard…

Gender Equality, Bias and Why I Think Positive Discrimination is Vital - scales with men and women symbols on each side

BEN’S ZONE: Gender Equality, Bias and Why I Think Positive Discrimination is Vital

Gender Equality, Bias and Why I Think Positive Discrimination is Vital I’d always considered myself a feminist because, when I considered it, I thought women were quite good really, sometimes…

Exercising with Asthma

BEN’S ZONE: Exercising with Asthma

Exercising with Asthma  This year has been a tough year for me in terms of managing asthma.  I did not have asthma as a child and was diagnosed a few…

Ben swimming at Zeus obstacle race

BEN’S ZONE: Summer Zeus Obstacle Race Review

Summer Zeus Obstacle Race Review ‘This is not a race, there are no timing chips, I don’t care if you come first, I do care if you come home’.  These…

Five Things I've Learnt from Other Men - Ben and Logan with their arms around one another

BEN’S ZONE: Five Things I’ve Learnt from Other Men

Five Things I’ve Learnt from Other Men 1. The Way of the Grill I’de never really bothered much with barbecuing until I met my father in law.  It seemed like…

Meditation - rocks stacked in an arch and blue sky

BEN’S ZONE: Meditation

Meditation Mental health is a funny old thing. I’ll move heaven and earth to stay in good shape physically, dieting, getting up early to run in the rain, even (gasp) going…

Renovating a Squier Telecaster (Part 2)

BEN’S ZONE: Renovating a Squier Telecaster (Part 2)

Welcome to a weekly feature on my blog – Ben’s Zone. Written by husband… Ben. A foodie, coffee obsessed, ex-smoking, ex-drinking and Ridgeback loving Dad. Who is also seriously into his…

Renovating a Squier Telecaster (Part 1)

BEN’S ZONE: Renovating a Squier Telecaster (Part 1)

Welcome to a weekly feature on my blog – Ben’s Zone. Written by husband… Ben. A foodie, coffee obsessed, ex-smoking, ex-drinking and Ridgeback loving Dad. Who is also seriously into his…

Raising a Daughter - Am I Doing it Right?

BEN’S ZONE: Raising a Daughter – Am I Doing it Right?

Welcome to a weekly feature on my blog – Ben’s Zone. Written by husband… Ben. A foodie, coffee obsessed, ex-smoking, ex-drinking and Ridgeback loving Dad. Who is also seriously into his…

Getting Started as a Trail Runner

BEN’S ZONE: Getting Started as a Trail Runner

Welcome to a weekly feature on my blog – Ben’s Zone. Written by husband… Ben. A foodie, coffee obsessed, ex-smoking, ex-drinking and Ridgeback loving Dad. Who is also seriously into his…

House Fires - What if the Worst Happens?

BEN’S ZONE: House Fires – What if the Worst Happens?

Welcome to a weekly feature on my blog – Ben’s Zone. Written by husband… Ben. A foodie, coffee obsessed, ex-smoking, ex-drinking and Ridgeback loving Dad. Who is also seriously into his…

One 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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