10 Cool and Quirky Things to do in Boston

1If you have already visited Boston before and checked out all the popular tourist attractions, you may be looking for something a little more unique on your next visit. Here are 10 of the coolest and quirkiest things to try out when in Boston. The Esplanade If you are looking to up your fitness level while admiring some breath-taking views, renting out a hubway bike and taking a ride on the Esplanade may be the perfect option for you. As a visitor, you can rent a hubway bike from several bike shops dotted across the city, or even make use… [Read More]

London Marathon Training Update

In just 90 days, I’ll be taking on my biggest challenge ever! The London Marathon! Having successfully completed two half marathons, a marathon just seemed like the next logical challenge. I signed up for the London Marathon ballot, but sadly didn’t get a ballot place. However, I was very lucky that in April 2018 I found out that I had been successful in gaining a charity place with WellChild, The National Charity for Sick Children. With a fundraising target of £1,600 and having to train properly for the marathon, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but what challenge… [Read More]

Review: DEXA SCAN: Body Fat, Muscle, and Bone Testing #AD

As someone who likes to exercise, it’s important to me that I’m able to look after my body properly. In doing so I can perform at my best, so when I was recently invited to have a DEXA scan I was keen to find out more. A DEXA Scan is used for basic body fat measurement. It’s a way to precisely measure body composition such as muscle, fat and bone. It’s often used by athletes to pick up muscle asymmetries between their left and right sides. This is important to me because when I was training for my first half… [Read More]

Weight Loss Duo: 4 Tips for Losing Weight with Your Partner

WWorking out with your partner is a good way to ensure you both follow through. No one wants to let a friend down, but working out with a loved one is more serious. For partners that find it difficult to stay motivated or get enough time together, being a weight loss duo means that you’re each other’s motivator and cheerleader.  Here are four tips to losing weight with your partner.  1. Get in the Mood with Cool Exercise Clothing When you look the part, it’s easier to get out to exercise. However, if you don’t feel dressed appropriately, it can… [Read More]

The Top 7 Tag 2019

The lovely Vicky from Miss Tilly and Me tagged me in the top 7 tag 2019. Thanks Vicky! The top 7 tag is all about sharing my favourite 7 blog posts from last year, 7 things that we loved from last year and 7 things that we are looking forward to in 2019. Then at the end of the post, I will tag other bloggers who will then write about their ‘top 7’. My Favourite 7 Blog Posts From Last Year In January 2018 I published a blog post called ‘Getting used to being self-employed, this post along with another… [Read More]

Magic Body Fashion Review

As someone who enjoys regular exercise it’s important to me that my activewear can live up to the demands that I put them through. I exercise six days a week so finding clothes that are comfortable, wash well and are durable is a must! MAGIC Body Fashion recently sent me an active bra top to review. Available online for £26.50, this active bra top is perfect for the classes I go to. I love that it has a built in bra as it means it’s one less thing for me to wash, plus it’s comfortable and I think it looks… [Read More]

Is It Ever Ok To Leave A Child Out?

Being a mum of twins often means that I have to divide my time between our girls. Sometimes this is pretty easy, but at other times it can be hard. For example, I find it easy to divide my time equally between them when listening to them reading their school books. They’re quite happy to sit and wait for the other to finish before taking their turn. Sometimes though when we’re playing a game it can be hard, and that’s because our girls have very different tastes when it comes to playing games. One likes to play with dolls, whereas… [Read More]

Extreme Parenting or Just a Tired Parent at their Wits End?

As parents we all try our best to be patient, but there are times when that’s simply not possible. After all, we’re all human, and when pushed to our limit we may act without thinking. Does that mean we’re bad parents or does it show that we’re just like everyone else which is in fact, quite normal? Recently a man was filmed pulling a young child along the floor by her hood. Many people were quick to jump in and criticise, one even comparing the mans actions to abuse. Personally I don’t see anything wrong with what with the man… [Read More]

Why Kids Need Adventures And To Live Without Technology More Than Ever

Last week an article was shared on Facebook entitled, ‘Why Kids Need Wilderness and Adventure More Than Ever‘. I read every single word of this article carefully and found myself nodding along in agreement to each and every point. When I was growing up, my parents would encourage my sister and I out of the house and tell us to return before it got dark. We’d spend our days wandering the streets with our friends, exploring new places, wading in the stream building dams, playing in the park, riding our bikes, learning to roller skate, and playing pooh sticks. The… [Read More]

Maintaining Your Central Heating

How important is your central heating to you? Do you know exactly what your central heating does? No? Well, let me enlighten you! Your central heating not only helps to keep your home warm, it also means that you don’t have to have a cold shower as it’s all operated from your boiler which heats your water. Without central heating you’d be living in a cold house having cold showers! Not nice I imagine! This is why it’s important to maintain your gas central heating. You can do this by following these simple steps: Bleed Your Radiators This is something that we… [Read More]