Aspire Channel Swim

The aim of the Aspire Channel Swim is to swim 22 miles in 12weeks in your local pool to raise money for Aspire.  Every year, since 2016, we take part, and although I don’t post updates very often – you can follow my progress on Insta & Facebook.

Learn more about who Aspire are and what they do as well as read my top tips for swimming.

This amazing charity supports people of all ages who have been paralysed by a spinal cord injury, with the aim of helping them live full & independent lives.  And we support them as we know first hand how hard it is to adapt to life with wheels!

Luxury Lunchboxes: Cherry Cacao Quinoa Bars with Indigo Herbs

Luxury Lunchboxes: Cherry Cacao Quinoa Bars with Indigo Herbs

Is it just me or do work lunches get really boring? During the holidays I have loads of time but when I am at work, I just seem to get stuck in a rut of the packing the same old things OR worse just don’t bother taking any at all.  And as for breakfast… its usually a coffee in my trusty travel mug, hastily drunk cold the other end of my m27 communte!

So when Indigo Herbs sent me a load of lovely ingredients I knew exactly what to make!  I give you my quick & easy Cherry Cacao Quinoa Bars, glutenfree, vegan and with a generous drizzle of melted chocolate and scattering of crunchy cocoa nibs. Perfect for a grab & go breakfast or for making lunchboxes a little bit more exciting.  These were also very nice mid-afternoon with a cup of coffee!

Healthy Chocolate & Tahini Cookie Dough Balls (Vegan, glutenfree)

Healthy Chocolate & Tahini Cookie Dough Balls (Vegan, glutenfree)

These Healthy Chocolate & Tahini Cookie Dough Balls are soft, chewy and full of crunchy nuts & seeds. They make a great vegan protein packed nutritious post swim snack! They are really cute and because the mixture doesn’t spread they keep their little dumpling shape, they were named Cookie Dumplings by the Peachicks.  They are dairyfree, eggfree and glutenfree (contain oats) and are brilliant for lunchboxes and after gym snacks.  They are packed with nutrients, although I would recommend leaving the nuts out for school lunchboxes as a lot of schools have no nuts policies.  These would also be AMAZING with small apple chunks in it!

Aspire Channel Swim 2016 – Sign up now!!

Aspire Channel Swim 2016 – Sign up now!!

You may remember last year a **few** posts about the Aspire Channel Swim Challenge.  Well its time to sign up again and I am very excited to have just done so! **PHOTO CREDIT: Aspire Channel Swim** Aspire a charity that do amazing things for some of […]

My Top 5 Posts of 2015

My Top 5 Posts of 2015

Having read Emma at The FreeFrom Farmhouse’s Top 5 posts of this year I was inspired to have a look back at all of mine from the last 12months and pick out my own…   Here goes – in no particular order…   Aspire Channel […]

Aspire Channel Swim – Bonjour Calais!!

Aspire Channel Swim – Bonjour Calais!!

Its Sunday morning and I am sat in bed… doesn’t sound that unusual but for me it is weird.  Usually around this time I am halfway through splashing up and down our local pool, an hour into some of my favourite couple of hours in […]

Aspire Channel Swim… Update!!

Aspire Channel Swim… Update!!

Apologies for the lack of a post this week – I have started a new job and so I’ve been sorting out a few bits of paperwork and generally enjoying my afternoons with Elodie while I still have them! I am nearing the end of […]

Aspire Channel Swim

Aspire Channel Swim

This year in the run up to Christmas I am doing something slightly different – this year I have signed up to complete the Aspire Channel Swim 2015.  Over the course of the next 12 weeks I will be attempting to swim a total of […]