What is meat free Monday all about and why did I decide to introduce it into my families diet? I won't sit here and say I know all the facts as I need educating on it all as much as the next person. But I do care and I try to make more conscious decisions … Continue reading Why Meat free Monday
When we live in a society surrounded by fast food restaurants, convenience foods and a vending machines at every corner (including those places that encourage a healthier lifestyle) what chance do we have to lead healthy lifestyles and even more so to encourage the younger generation to do so. As the saying goes prevention is … Continue reading Making the decision to change
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
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!
The end of week 5 has arrived... I now have just 10 weeks until the big day. This week has been a positive one. Apart from the need to dodge the rain I have felt really confident out there on my feet. I haven't made any grand PB's but I have managed to increase the … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon Training: Week 5 training with the girls!
Can I win another game of real food vs fake food? Last time the girls had to guess which was the real lasagne and which they preferred. Mummy won! Can I be lucky a second time round. Watch our YouTube video to find out! You can make our delicious Spaghetti Bolognese by following the link to our recipe!! Jaimee
Well the end of week 4 has arrived and I have ended it with a sickness bug... which meant I wasn't able to complete my long run and my weekly mileage has taken a knock. But it has still remained a positive week as I have been able to shout out about the successes of … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon Training: Week 4 celebrating the girls successes
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!
My girls are totally hooked on youtube and love to watch popular you tubers doing their thing. They have been begging for sometime to do a real food vs fake food video but we wanted to make ours based on home cooked meals vs convenience supermarket foods! Each week we plan to pick a convenience … Continue reading Real vs Fake food: Lasagne