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

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BEN’S ZONE: Altra Lone Peak – Final Review

Altra Lone Peak – Long Term Review It might seem a bit excessive, 3 reviews of the same trail shoes but I feel I owe it to my humble Altra…

My Albums of 2019 - Part 1

BEN’S ZONE: My Albums of 2019 – Part 2

My Albums of 2019 – Part 2 I feel like I cheated you a bit last week. I had this big blurb at the start of the article about how…

My Albums of 2019 - Part 1

BEN’S ZONE: My Albums of 2019 – Part 1

My Albums of 2019 – Part 1 When I am not working a lot of my headspace is taken up with music at the moment. I’m a dinosaur and so…

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BEN’S ZONE: Why I Decided to Have a Vasectomy

Goodbye Chaps: Why I Decided to Have a Vasectomy When I come back from my current business trip I am booked in to have a vasectomy.  At this point, if…

Picture of stage and crowds for Alter Bridge live at the O2 in December 2019

BEN’S ZONE: Alter Bridge Live at the O2

Alter Bridge Live at the O2 – December 2019 I was introduced to Alter Bridge earlier this year by my friend and concert compadre Justin. We both like similar hard…

Love Christmas music concept illustration. Music instruments set in red bauble shape background

BEN’S ZONE: My 5 Favourite Christmas Songs

My 5 Favourite Christmas Songs I love music and I love Christmas, so I should love Christmas songs right?  Wrong.  I hate most Christmas songs because they’re so often just…

Hydraulic Robot Arm Review Logan playing with arm on table

BEN’S ZONE: Hydraulic Robot Arm Review

Hydraulic Robot Arm Review “The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a…

Whole Homemade Thanksgiving Turkey with All the Sides

BEN’S ZONE: My First Thanksgiving Dinner – A Review

My First Thanksgiving Dinner I often travel to the US in Autumn for planning meetings.  This year I decided to coincide my trip with Thanksgiving.  The loss of 2 days…

BEN’S ZONE: Albums I have Loved: Music for a Jilted Generation by The Prodigy

Albums I have Loved: Music for a Jilted Generation by The Prodigy I make no apology that of a lot of the albums I talk about in this segment are…

Tips for Buying your Childs First Guitar

BEN’S ZONE: Tips for Buying your Child’s First Guitar

Tips for Buying your Child’s First Guitar I’ve done an article before on buying your first guitar, however, recently a friend asked for tips on buying a guitar for their…

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BEN’S ZONE: Making the Decision to Give Blood

Making the Decision to Give Blood At the time of writing this post, in about an hour I’m going to do something that I have not done in over 20…

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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