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


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

5 Ways To Get Kids More Active On A Budget.

BEN’S ZONE: 5 Ways to get Kids More Active On A Budget

5 Ways To Get Kids More Active On A Budget *Please note this post contains affiliate links So, we’re finally out of lockdown in time to enjoy the summer and…

BEN’S ZONE: Playing Warhammer 40k with Children

Playing Warhammer 40k With Children What I’ve always loved about having kids is that I can enjoy their play with them.  Not because I have a secret desire to play…

Five Things I Hope We Keep As We Come Out Of Lockdown

BEN’S ZONE: Five Things I Hope we Keep as we Come Out of Lockdown

Five things I hope we keep as we come out of lockdown After a year and a half lockdown in the UK is finally over.  I don’t intend to address…

Poularde a la Bourgeoise Recipe

BEN’S ZONE: Poularde a la Bourgeoise Recipe

Poularde a la Bourgeoise Recipe Facebook is a funny old thing.  For some people it’s an obsession, for others, the vanguard of scary ‘big tech’, my experience is that it’s…

why i have given up swearing

BEN’S ZONE: Why I Have Given Up Swearing

Why I Have Given Up Swearing Swearing is something I’ve always enjoyed.  Whether it be early Richard Pryor or Bill Hicks shows and their well-deployed curses to emphasize a point…

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…

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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…

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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