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


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

Read All Ben’s Posts

Mainline Menswear Gift Guide

BEN’S ZONE: Mainline Menswear Gift Guide

Mainline Menswear Gift Guide *Advertisement Feature It should be no secret by now that I do enjoy nice clothes and so this week I’ve been especially happy as I get…

Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay Computer Game Review

BEN’S ZONE: Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Computer Game Review

*Advertisement Feature Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay Computer Game Review I remember when I first heard about Paw Patrol.  I was travelling in the US and texting my…

BEN’S ZONE: Comfort Food – Basic Chicken Pie Recipe

Comfort Food – Basic Chicken Pie Recipe In terms of comfort food few things beat a pie.  Not only is it a nice filling dinner, it’s pretty easy to boot. …

Transformers Battlegrounds Review

BEN’S ZONE: Transformers Battlegrounds Review

Transformers Battlegrounds Review *Advertisement Feature This week, Transformers Battlegrounds was released, and Logan (9) and I were lucky enough to be able to try it out.  Battlegrounds is a turn…

BEN’S ZONE: Finding Style in my 40s

Finding Style in my 40s *Advertisement Feature 40 is a funny age really. Most people dread it on the run up and I did wonder what it would be like but…

Gifts for the Junior Guitarist

BEN’S ZONE: Gifts for the Junior Guitarist

Gifts for the Junior Guitarist *AD – please be aware that this feature contains affiliate links It may seem a bit early for Christmas shopping just yet but it’s only…

The Best Liquorice Sweets

BEN’S ZONE: The Best Liquorice Sweets

Liquorice World Cup: The Best Liquorice Sweets The BBC shared a really sad article earlier this week about a man who had died from eating an excess of liquorice.  Of…

Is it Time to Retire my Ridgeback? As Florence gets older and has developed an auto-immune disease is it time to retire her from running to a quieter pace of life?

BEN’S ZONE: Is it Time to Retire my Ridgeback?

Is it Time to Retire my Ridgeback? For a long time now my running partner has been my Rhodesian Ridgeback Florence.  She’s now a veteran at 8 but until recently…

How to make fried chicken

BEN’S ZONE: Fried Chicken Feast Recipe

How to Make a Fried Chicken Feast A lot of what I’d term comfort food is stuff I can whip up easily when I want something quick and nice, but…

How to Fix a Wetsuit

BEN’S ZONE: How to Repair a Gul Wetsuit

How to Repair a Wetsuit When I have reviewed an item I like to come back after a period of time and share my feelings after prolonged use.  Often shiny…

Overnight Oats and Yoghurt Recipe. A easy to use overnight oats recipe to use with homemade yoghurt, granola and fruit.

BEN’S ZONE: Overnight Oats and Yoghurt Recipe

Overnight Oats and Yoghurt Recipe So, we looked at how simple and easy it is to make plain yoghurt from scratch in the EasiYo.  I keep hearing about overnight oats…

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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