Japanuary

What a start to 2016! *Warning this is quite a long post, but I can barely Skype my parents on a weekly basis, let alone blog more frequently… Nagano Marathon & Training On… Continue reading

Highlights of 2015

With the new year approaching I want to reflect on this last year. As with everyone, I am sure there have been some highlights and sadly, some inevitable low points. Accepting the lows… Continue reading

A Grand Day Out – a lesson learnt.

I am not going to lie; the weather here is truly depressing. It is currently raining cats and dogs. Everyone is frustrated, testing levels of patience. Therefore, a necessary trip to Sapporo on… Continue reading

Japow – week 1

Anyone who follows me on Facebook and Instagram will have been updated with regular snapshots of my experiences, but here is a more detailed account of my antics in Japan so far. Travelling… Continue reading

JaPOW

That’s Japan, but with ‘POW’ at the end. It stands for fresh powdery snow and, for all those who don’t know it, Japan is renowned for having A LOT of snow; 8m on… Continue reading

Pre-Season Ski Training

This autumn has been stunning out in the Alps. After a hot and dry summer, the colours have been breathtaking. Combined with endless days of clear blue skies, glorious sunshine and warm temperatures… Continue reading

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart

Last week I promised to make a dessert for dinner at a friend’s house. Continuing with the theme of combining chocolate and salted caramel (not oats…) I decided to make a tart, inspired… Continue reading

Oats: Recipe No.5

Pecan and Maple Syrup Granola – a crunchy blend of goodies to eat for breakfast or a snack. Pecans, like many nuts, are rich in minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants which make them a… Continue reading

Balance Your Body

Eternal Glory is a series aired on iTV on a Tuesday night. Next week, Tuesday 3rd November, are the semi-finals. Eight retired professional athletes have been sent to Croatia where their sporting skills… Continue reading

Chocolate Shortbread with Salted Caramel

If you thought I was being all too healthy and that my recipes were lacking some gluttonous, chocolate based recipe, then fear not! (Dad , I know you are reading this and these… Continue reading