Renna's Discoveries

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

We did it !!!! Rough Runner - Clapham Common 17th September 2016

A while back I saw an email about an event called Rough Runners and if we booked before a particular date we could get it at a discount. Anyways, so I sent the email to my fitness friends and said that they must definitely sign up. It looked fun, but it also looked hard, so I didn't even think about it for me and I didn't even really look into it that much. My reply back from my friend was something like, that looks awesome why wouldn't you do it? So, I had one of those moments and instantly replied, well I'd do the 5km but not the 10km. Without a thought that I would actually ever do it.

Well that was it..... emails went around and all our little crew said YEA FUCK IT, Lets do it !!!!!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Healthy Drink Options That I've Been Loving Lately

 I thought I would share with you some really healthy option drinks and combinations that I've been trying lately. If you've read my posts previously, you'll know that I like to add different drinks together, or add supplements to make me feel better and more alert. I like to include fruit or super food powders as well as a bit of matcha green tea.
Here is a frozen banana and strawberry smoothie made with Alpro Coconut Milk with added elete Electrolytes. Just simply a handful of each fruit and blitz up in my blender. Perfect for a hot day before a workout. Read about my elete Holistic Hydration Electrolytes post here.

Sweets - Going back to my childhood with Lolly's Sweets

Every now and then I really fancy something I haven't had in a while. You get a craving and you just can't please it with a substitute. So if you ever have these feelings, just go to www.lollyssweets.co.uk and order some good old fashioned sweets.
The penny sweets that I grew up with just aren't the same, especially when the price is just ridiculous. I had so many favourites, like the foamy hearts, sherbets, popping candy, refreshers, chocolate cups, rhubarb and custard, fizzy cola bottles, bonbons, aniseed balls (how many could you eat at the same time?) just loads, so many, I couldn't possibly list them all.
Here's a few that Lolly's Sweets sent me. I asked for a surprise, and this is what I got to show you.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Foods To Boost Your Workout

Oh my goodness, Rough Runners is just a few days away, and I am now quite scared but super excited at the same time. With training to do this crazy obstacle course in London and just trying in general to get fitter and healthier this year as well as trying to tone up as much as possible, I have had to change and improve my eating habits. Firstly I changed or excluded certain foods and treats to loose the weight, then I needed to change to make sure I had enough energy to do exercise with. As that's one of the dangers, if you don't eat enough but then do a massive workout, it can actually do you more damage than good.

I have been sent a really good article that I wanted to share with you, so you can learn too.

Foods to boost your workout

Our Third, Fourth & Fifth Day in Tenby - Wales

During our week in Tenby in Wales we had a few places that we really wanted to visit and Tenby has a new kiddy dinosaur park which I thought the kids would love. So after our lovely Day One and Day Two in Tenby, this was a welcomed chill out day.
Day Three:
The Dinosaur Park is literally a five minute drive away from Kiln Park. You are welcomed by a huge Mamouth and you go through into a great play park. They have motorised cars, bumper boats, bungee trampoline, safari cruises, a soft play, arcades, frizz-bee golf (which I am useless at!!) you also have golf which we enjoyed as we could all do it together.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Our Second Day in Tenby - Wales

On our second day in Tenby - Wales (see previous post for our first day HERE) we decided to do a boat trip. This is one of the reasons that I booked to visit Tenby, as I thought the kids would love a good boat trip to visit the nearby island. Its not something we do all the time, so it was a great trip. 

Just a quick note - I do not put pictures of my children on my blog, so many pictures I can not include, however, it just gives you more of an excuse to go and see it for yourselves.

We booked a family ticket to take a 20 minute boat ride over to Caldey Island where the Monks still live and they have a retreat and the original town and ruins are still present on the island. They have the monastery, post office, souvenir shop, perfume shop and a chocolate shop of course as well as a very basic cafe and you can walk all over the island and explore. 
In the below picture we got on the boat at the small jetty on the beach and travelled along Tenby beach (great for photographs) to Caldey Island.
 

Our First Day in Tenby - Wales

So, one day in the middle of August my husband phones me and asks if I was going to book a week away before the kids went back to school. I had thought about it, but, I wasn't sure in mentioning it in case he couldn't get time off work. So I said that I'd look into it and what were his preferred dates...not like he a huge choice. So I looked at the last week in August. 
I looked around Devon and Cornwall first of all, then decided, actually, I wanted to go to Wales. So, the search was on and after a day online, I decided on a Haven Holiday Park - Kiln Park . As it was last minute we got it almost half price so of course we went for the upgraded Prestige Caravan 2 to give us more space and a newer model, however I wasn't going to pay an extra £100 for a balcony!! 
Kiln Park is in Pembrokshire which is a walkers dream and Tenby has one of the best beaches in the UK. So, I thought this would be perfect for family time away before back to school starts.

We left home at 5am and got to Tenby (after several stops) at 9.30am. Which was way before our 2pm check in, so our first stop was to park up in town and head to the beach.

Here are just a few of my photos of our first day in Tenby. 
Here is St Catherine's Island which is now sadly closed (literally two days before we arrived !!!! - gutted) it has a fort on top which the owner was trying to restore, but after years of plans, he decided to close it. Anyways it still looks amazing from up close and far away and the island is a great back drop to any photo, and it also really shows how high the tide comes in in the evening. You'll see the photos further on to compare. It truely is remarkable, and I would go to Tenby again, just to see the tide coming in. The beach is absolutely huge and the houses are just beautiful. It really is a gem of a town.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Jadu Tea - London - Luxury Tea at its Best!!

Tea !! Who doesn't like Tea ??
I've come across some wonderful tea companies and brands this year, so I'm going to share them with you. This post is all about Jadu Tea.
This is high quality luxury tea at its best. Jadu actually means Magic in ancient Sanskrit so their mission is supply you with a bit of magic every time you drink their teas. They are based in London UK, however they have travelled the world to bring us the best teas and blended teas. They have plenty to choose from and they supply loose leaf tea and bagged tea, so depending on your choice of tea, its completely up to you how you wish to serve it. 
These are also beautiful gifts, as the way they are presented is almost too good to be true. They use a royal blue sueded embossed box which is just stunning and is way too pretty to store away in a cupboard. This box needs to be on your kitchen work top for all to see it. Or of course on your tea shop shelves. They are sold in different boxes, so you can get the plain boxes or luxury boxes, or even bags, its nice to have a choice. This is also a great way of trying different teas. So when you've decided on your favourites, you can buy them all in the blue presentation boxes and then just keep buying the refills if you wish.
Just look at this !!! Wow !! You would never think it was tea !