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

My favourite albums of 2020

BEN’S ZONE: My Five Favourite Albums of 2020

My Five Favourite Albums of 2020 It’s an understatement to say that 2020 has been a weird year but, despite that, there has been some really great music out there…

BEN’S ZONE: Easy Turkey Leftover Ragu Recipe

Easy Turkey Leftover Ragu Recipe I do love turkey at Christmas but by the day after Boxing Day I’m getting sick of cold roast meat with chips and so I…

5 Tips to Not Drinking at Christmas. If you've recently given up drinking here my tips on not drinking alcohol during the holidays

BEN’S ZONE: 5 Tips to Not Drinking at Christmas

5 Tips to Not Drinking at Christmas Christmas is a time a lot of people associate with alcohol and that’s OK.  Some people may be looking at a Christmas not…

Planet Coaster Review

BEN’S ZONE: Planet Coaster – Xbox One Review

Planet Coaster – Xbox One Review *AD – gifted and this post contains affiliate links This week I was sent Planet Coaster to review for the Xbox One.  Planet Coaster…

Elite Dangerous - Review

BEN’S ZONE: Elite Dangerous – Review

Elite Dangerous – Review *AD – gifted and this post contains affiliate links It’s weird when you re-encounter things from years gone by, will it be the same, will it…

BEN’S ZONE: Improving my Training with Online Fitness Coach Steve Llewellyn

Improving my Training with Online Fitness Coach Steve Llewellyn *AD – gifted It’s funny what people engage with on Facebook.  Sometimes I put something I feel genuinely strongly about and…

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…

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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