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

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…

BEN’S ZONE: Yoghurt Drink Recipes to use with your EasiYo

Yoghurt Drink Recipes to use with your EasiYo It says in the bio for this blog that I don’t drink but that’s a misnomer.  I love to drink, I just…

BEN’S ZONE: How to Make Yoghurt from Scratch with the EasiYo

How to Make Yoghurt from Scratch with the EasiYo Yoghurt Maker As you’ll have seen from last week’s review, I really liked my EasiYo yoghurt maker (gifted) and so I…

Easy Yo Yoghurt Maker Review

BEN’S ZONE: EasiYo Yoghurt Maker Review | AD

EasiYo Yoghurt Maker Review *Advertisement Feature I like yoghurt but, for me, there are two drawbacks.  First, it can be quite expensive and second, it always comes in single use…

BEN’S ZONE: Garmin 45 Forerunner Review

Garmin 45 – Initial Review This year the heart rate monitor on my venerable Garmin Fenix finally gave up the ghost.  The Fenix itself was, and is, a cracking running…

Vitus Balance Bike Review

BEN’S ZONE: Vitus Nippy Superlight Balance Bike Review

Vitus Nippy Superlight Balance Bike Review It doesn’t seem like a long time ago I was holding a newborn Bo in my arms after we had brought him home from…

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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