A long weekend in Keswick, Lake District

After living in London for a year now I have been craving an extra large portion of nature. I asked around and was told that the Lake District would definitely satisfy my craving. After not having to drive for a year (and not wanting to ever again…stress!) I settled on the tiny town of Keswick…

My top 5 places to eat, drink and relax in Budapest.

I took a long weekend off work and made the short trip to Budapest . I stayed in a fab Air B’n’B in the Old Jewish quarter and fell in love with the hipster vibes. I have so many great things to say about this place but I thought I’d choose 5 of my top recommendations….

Oslo. Electric cars, hipster vibes, nudity and perfection.

Until a few months ago I had no idea there was even a place in the world called Oslo. I knew nothing about Norway (other than that it was super expensive.) I was craving an escape from the crazy ‘non-stopness’ of London but still wanted somewhere with a bit of a vibe.  I got researching…

Brunching in Hammersmith

3 One day in Spain after visiting a wine festival in the middle of Haro (literally a tiny little town) I met two Australians on the train to San Sebastian, who had both been living in London for the past 2 years. Amongst swapping travelling experiences I expressed my one true fear of moving to…

How to work as a Dietitian in London

So mid 2015 I did something a bit crazy…I decided to pack our bags and move from sunny Australia to the United Kingdom. I had the travel bug and decided what better to cure it than moving to the UK where I  could travel around Europe for next to nothing  and work my dream job….

Why cutting down on your alcohol consumption is good for your waistline

With February upon us and many of my friends undertaking Feb Fast after a rather full on silly season I thought what better time to post about the health benefits of decreasing alcohol consumption. There are many reasons that cutting down on the amount of alcohol you drink is beneficial. 1. You cut down on your overall…

8 tricks to get those fussy eaters to try fruit and veg.

Something that I quite often get questions about is fussy eaters. So I thought I would put together some tricks that I have seen work. Offer a food up to 10 times before you give up: most parents only offer foods 2 or 3 times before giving up. Don’t despair keep at it research shows…

5 Healthy Snack Ideas

When running supermarket tours I often find that people tell me that they have no idea what to choose as a snack to prevent them from overeating during the day. They find it hard to tell the healthy products from the unhealthy ones. There is so much “healthy looking” packaging on the shelf as well as confusing claims such as “low…

Are you getting enough dairy?

This week is Healthy Bones  Action Week and I thought what better week to do a post about dairy, calcium and vitamin D than now! Poor bone health affects 2 in 3 Australians over 50 years and osteoporosis remains a poorly understood and underdiagnosed condition. Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones loose their strength and dexterity, this…

How to beat a lack of motivation and the winter blues.

What is it that prevents us from making the changes that we want to make to our life? Whether it be eating a little bit better, moving more, writing in our journal or sticking to our budget. Why do we find it so hard to stick to behaviours that will benefit us in the long…