Last year I did a 12 days of Christmas Challenge and filmed some workouts for you to join in with. I thought it would be fun to go back there and try them again and reliving those videos through December in my quest to keep fit and earn my Christmas dinner. I plan to run at … Continue reading Earn that Christmas dinner
This year we decided to give growing our own fruit and veggies a go. We had some very successful results and some pretty poor results out of what we were attempting. Chris set about building us our trough to plant in. This was partly to protect it from being eaten by slugs but also our … Continue reading Home grown fruit and veggies
So it feels like a long time since I put pen to paper fingers to keyboard. After the Royal Parks I found myself in a bit of a downward spiral and it didn’t seem to be just me feeling that way. Lots of my friends were feeling the same. Post race blues... They are real! It … Continue reading What happened next…
We have spent many a weekend camping and enjoy dinners made around the campfire. It can get a bit repetitive though and soon you are just having daily bbq's without any excitement.... or maybe thats just us! One essential item I like to keep in my camping kitchen is some kind of herbs and spices. … Continue reading Meals to make around the campfire
We have just returned from a holiday in The Lake District in an area not to far from Scafell Pike. Our holiday took us on so many beautiful walks and it was so lovely to get away and be somewhere we all love to be... out in the countryside. We are townies wanting to live … Continue reading Beautiful walks in the Lake District Part 2… Eskdale and its valleys.
One man, his wife, 2 children, a grandad and his dog! In the weeks leading up to our holiday we had been preparing for the biggest challenge we have ever set our girls and Cookie. We had a dream to climb Scafell Pike the tallest mountain in England and one of the 3 most well … Continue reading The Lake District Part 1… The Barkers take on Scafell Pike!
If you have followed me from the beginning you will know that I am a bit of a jack of all trades... ok so that will likely just be my friends and family then...Very Healthy Caterpillar…Getting to know me! My glamorous CV I have worked since I was 16 13 when I started a paper … Continue reading Selling yourself in life…
Summer is almost upon us and for the first time since my kids started school I will be having the whole of the summer holidays off with them. No school holiday clubs/work for the 3 of us and I am literally so excited and beaming with as much excitement as they are. I do see … Continue reading Planning for a healthier Summer!
Well I have decided to brave starting a Vlog about all my ups and downs, plans and apps I use while training for a run. I am hoping it will motivate me to keep up with the training and also a way of me reflecting on my training in the future. Maybe it can give any of … Continue reading Royal Parks Half marathon training: Week 1 Day 1!
Its that time of year again where my beautiful cherry tree gifts me the most amazing morello cherries in a large quantity. A morello cherry is a sour cherry that is best used in cooking. We have had the tree for several years now. The first couple of years she didn't give us any fruit … Continue reading Homemade Morello cherry chia Jam