Continuing my series of monthly subscription box reviews, we have what I would class as one for the epicurean hedonist.  Cocoa Runners members receive 4/5 chocolate bars delivered in plain letterbox packaging (so neighbours and suchlike won’t feel the need to have a taste for themselves if they’re that way inclined). To treat, taste and tempt the most discerning...

Sometimes finding something healthy and nutritious in the evening can become a little repetitive if you don’t have a big selection of recipes and ingredients that you can prepare and cook.  When you’re on a diet as well, you want something that not only tastes amazing but has the ability to fill you up adequately. This last week, we’ve been fortunate enough...

Generally for me, Sunday’s I spend either watching trashy TV or firing up the games consoles but with the last of the summer sun shining, I want to spend as much time as possible outside and as I don’t really sunbathe, we listen to music, eat or get bored with nothing else to do. When I was a kid and I’d moan at my dad that I was bored, he’d dig into his pocket...

This week is Andy’s first gym session with a personal trainer so I’ve had to hunt around for decent, supportive training shoes and to grab him a sports bag.  He’s lucky though since being referred by our doctors, he gets the first 10 weeks training totally free (he still however has to pay a joining fee) but since he hasn’t been to a gym in about 20 years,...

As much as I love trying new, exciting foods, I also love trying new exciting drinks. I’m trying to limit myself to fizzy drinks at the moment as I tend to get obsessed with them but I’ve got a real favourite at the moment being Tesco’s Mango Zero.  It’s zingy, tangy and utterly gorgeous served over ice.  However, if you’re not a big fan of soft drinks,...

You must be living in a box if you have missed the news of Ashya King and his families fight for his much needed cancer treatment this last week. New treatments come onto the market and although the majority of them don’t reach the public domain due to big pharmaceuticals and the government being unable to profit from them, inevitably banning them or making it illegal...

Oh dear, I seemed to have embarrassed myself in front of my neighbours today. No, I didn’t get any body parts out on show, nor did I mention my childhood month long crush on Paul Daniels (don’t even go there). What I actually did was far worse than any of those… I squealed like a school girl at Christmas receiving her favourite pop star calendar but this time...

It’s been nearly a year since we had building work done in the house to give us a larger kitchen and to remove the ugly double doors that we had opening out to the living room. It’s about the same time that we decided on flooring instead of carpet in the living room too, and I’m so glad that we didn’t settle for regular laminate flooring instead opting for...

I was discussing with Andy over the weekend if he wanted to go on holiday in a couple of years when I’ve lost my excess weight. We haven’t been on holiday abroad for the last 14 years so I think that losing the huge amount of weight that I intend to do should result in a well deserved holiday in the sun. Sometimes Andy has found somewhere that he likes that’s...

The more subscription boxes I see the more excited I get when the postman knocks at my door. There’s so many amazing, value for money boxes on the market that choosing the best for one genre is becoming quite difficult. We have food boxes, drink boxes, gift boxes, sweet boxes, and the full on favourite, the beauty boxes. But when you get a company that can give...

While I’ve been on my diet – although more of change of lifestyle with added exercise to prove a point that the morbidly obese don’t need surgical intervention I’ve realised that there are certain foods that just don’t help my digestion, frankly making me feel unwell. Now whilst I was in the throws of horrendous weight gain, depression, stress and negativity...

‹ Navigate ›