Bear Grylls Adventure - New to Birmingham NEC

Bear Grylls has just opened up a new base-camp at the NEC in Birmingham. Full of fantastic challenges and adventures designed to be tough and push you to your limit. I was lucky enough to gain early access before it was open to the public to…

What is Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist. The median nerve runs the whole length of the arm and through part of the wrist called the carpal tunnel. This nerve supplies…

The Shallows - Book Review

The Shallows: How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember   In Nicolas Carr’s Pulitzer Prize nominated book, he covers the malleability of the adult human brain by the internet. The way we use computers has…

Hans at the CBSO

I recently had the great pleasure and honour to watch the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) play Dvorak’s new world symphony.  It was, thanks to the masterful architecture of the Symphony Hall, an absolute treat . No detail, however…

Sutton Coldfield Park Run

This Saturday I went to my first ever parkrun in Sutton Park. The event hasn’t been running for very long, but there was an excellent turn out, with over 200 people ready to go at Banners Gate come 9am.   The premise of parkrun…

Deliciously Ella in Birmingham

Any preconceptions I might have had about Ella Mills were smashed the moment she took to the stage at the Glee Club on Tuesday night. In honesty, I had half-expected there to be nothing behind Ella’s glossy presentation on social media, but…

Digital Detox

It is so easy to get engrossed in technology. It’s never been easier to access, as most of us now own a smartphone – it’s all in the palm of our hands. But is this much exposure to technology good for us? It has been shown that the…

Pilates Lounge in Begur

At the end of August, I went with Pilates Lounge on retreat to Begur, on Spain’s Catalonian Coastline. I’m no stranger to a Pilates Lounge Retreat, having two years previously gone on their retreat to Casperia, a hill top village in the…

Pesto Pea Pasta

This healthy dinner couldn’t be easier! The best part is there is only one pan, so there’s not much washing up! You will need;   Giant Rigatoni Pasta 1 cup of peas Fresh Green Basil Pesto Itallian Hard Cheese Watercress Lamb’s…