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

When Do Men Stop Wanting to Learn?

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

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BEN’S ZONE: Callisthenics and Training Update March 2021

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BEN’S ZONE: Lockdown – A Year in Retrospective

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BEN’S ZONE: Orchard Toys Dizzy Donkey and Dino-Snore-Us Game Review

Orchard Toys Dizzy Donkey and Dino-Snore-Us Game Review AD | Gifted Yesterday was Mother’s Day and not only did we been treat Laura to a nice lunch and cards to…

Weekday Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole Recipe. A simple family favourite chicken casserole recipe

BEN’S ZONE: Weekday Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole Recipe

Weekday Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole Recipe My post for today is to share a simple recipe for a chicken casserole that I cook a lot for the family on…

My Online Personal Training Journey with Fitness Coach Steve Llewellyn

BEN’S ZONE: My Online Personal Training Journey – Meditation via Movement

My Online Personal Training Journey – Meditation via Movement February always catches me a bit on the hop.  I’m no sooner over the sheer joy of it not being January…

BEN’S ZONE: My Vasectomy – One Year On

My Vasectomy – One Year On It’s now one year since I had a vasectomy and I wanted to share how the last year has been for me and my…

5 Tips if you're Thinking of Getting a New Dog or Puppy - Boxer puppies lying on his belly, biting a red rope and looking on up

BEN’S ZONE: 5 Tips if you’re Thinking of Getting a New Dog

5 Tips if you’re Thinking of Getting a New Dog or Puppy Lockdown has been a lonely experience for a lot of people and, quite understandably people are looking for…

BEN’S ZONE: Trendhim Valentine’s Gift Guide

Trendhim Valentine’s Gift Guide *Advertisement Feature It’s been a long year already.  Christmas was a different, if not altogether terrible experience and I think we’re all looking for a bit…

My Online Personal Training Journey with Fitness Coach Steve Llewellyn

BEN’S ZONE: My Online Personal Training Journey with Fitness Coach Steve Llewellyn

My Online Personal Training Journey with Fitness Coach Steve Llewellyn We’re coming to the end of January, a time when traditional intentions of fitness are put to one side as…

BEN’S ZONE: Making a Homemade Guitar Pedalboard

Making a Homemade Guitar Pedalboard I’ve got my guitar cabin set up pretty perfectly right now after some time spent sound proofing but the one aspect that always annoys me…

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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