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

Making Music Part 2 - Workflow

BEN’S ZONE: Making Music Part 2 – Workflow

Making Music Part 2 – Workflow The first and most obvious question is, what is a workflow?  When I say workflow in relation to making music, what I mean is…

BEN’S ZONE: Home Recording on a Budget – Part One

Home Recording on a Budget – Part 1 Lockdown has had many consequences (not least it’s kept me and my family relatively safe) and I’ve been open that some of…

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BEN’S ZONE: The Problem with Privilege

The Problem with Privilege With recent news events across the world the topic of privilege has been raised repeatedly and it seems to be one that causes people a lot…

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BEN’S ZONE: Billy Oh 8×6 Summerhouse Review

Billy Oh 8×6 Summerhouse Review Like a lot of people we’ve been trying to make the best use of our time in lockdown by doing projects around the house and…

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BEN’S ZONE: Five Classic Sci-Fi Films Everyone Should Watch

Five Classic Sci-Fi Films Everyone Should Watch We’re still all pretty much housebound at the moment and while this does chafe it does also afford us the opportunity to catch…

BEN’S ZONE: Elephant Tree – Habits – Album Review

Elephant Tree – Habits – Album Review One of the more minor consequences of this awful Corona thing is that, due to lockdown, social distancing etc, gigs are cancelled at…

Volcano Chicken Recipe

BEN’S ZONE: Volcano Chicken Recipe

Volcano Chicken Recipe This is a nice easy chicken recipe that has got a bunch of fairly bold flavours, feels pretty wholesome and makes for a nice midweek dinner.  As…

BEN'S ZONE: 5 Reasons Why I Love Lockdown

BEN’S ZONE: 5 Reasons Why I Love Lockdown

5 Reasons Why I Love Lockdown Ok, maybe not love, but 5 reasons why I don’t feel that lockdown is so bad. Yes, of course I miss my friends and…

BEN’S ZONE: My Lockdown Fitness Regime

My Lockdown Fitness Regime There’s no getting around the fact that we’re largely stuck inside and for what might be a reasonable while just yet.  While I’m not putting pressure…

Comfort foods: Easy cook jambalaya recipe

BEN’S ZONE: Comfort Foods: Easy Cook Jambalaya Recipe

Easy Cook Jambalaya Recipe Another of my favourite comfort foods this week and one that ties in nicely to what I was saying last week about batch cooking.  This is…

My Top Tips for Batch Cooking

BEN’S ZONE: My Top Tips for Batch Cooking

My Top Tips for Batch Cooking So, right now we’re all stuck indoors which sucks. One upside though is that as people are home we all have a little more…

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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