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
Back in April me and the girls wanted to give vegetable growing a try. We gave their dad the task of building us a trough and we planted our own herbs into some pots we up cycled from existing pots we found around the garden. The trough turned out brilliantly and I am so impressed Chris managed … Continue reading Grow your own…
We had our second camping trip of the year to end the busy half term with a mini break. We opted to just visit a campsite a few miles up the road so that we could just pack the car up on the day and set up without fear of forgetting anything and with out … Continue reading More camping fun at Top End Farm
Hey everyone. I am back after my short break. What a busy few weeks it was too. How could I have a blog and not include my sisters beautiful wedding in it? I know this blog is all about our healthy lifestyle journey but trust me the wedding of the year has a place here. … Continue reading My little sister got hitched!
Its just a week until my sisters wedding now and the pressure is on to get everything ready in time including the bride! In my past life I was a cake decorator alongside my day job and therefore I have the task of creating the wedding cake. Its fair to say it probably contributed to … Continue reading The wedding countdown…