I have been bathing in the sunshine the last few sunny days we have had and I cannot tell you how much happier I am feeling! The weather is simply divine and I’ve found myself floating in an effervescent bubble. Ahh, Spring, make way for Summer darling! I am ready for a seemingly never-ending daylight. Let’s do this!
Talking of Summery days – I thought I would share with you my three favourite parks in and around London! We spent the weekend with the kids and bicycles in tow in the park and they simply love it. Pack a picnic and off you go – fun for everyone.
Black Park – Uxbridge
This park is absolutely delightful. You can cycle off the beaten track within the forest – and just submerge yourself in nature. This park has a beautiful lake and a great playground/cafe area too! Perfect for that rest stop after a day of activities. If you’re looking for some extra adventure it also has a Go Ape adventure experience – where you can try your hand at some zip-lining.
Hyde Park – Kensington
Hyde Park is an absolute delight to go to. With excellent cycle routes and plenty to see and do. You can even rent out pedalos and enjoy the serpentine.
Richmond Park – Richmond
Oh lovely Richmond! Perfect for some intermediate cycling, and maybe even a spot of deer watching. Perfect place for a picnic too! Not to mention, you are ever so close to the river – a cycle ride along the Thames is a must!
Love BWC xoxo
Think you can tell if your partner is cheating? Now you don’t have to as a new interactive app can do this for you. AreTheyACheat.com employs expert knowledge from IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s largest married dating website, to establish whether your relationship is at risk of infidelity.
The app scores your answers based on a cheating partners actions in situations within a cohabiting relationship – 10 points if they have had a sudden ‘increase in overtime’, 10 points if they’ve recently ‘become obsessed with their appearance’ etc – the higher the score the increased possibility they are having their cake and eating it. With twelve likely scenarios, this method will establish whether someone’s partner is being unfaithful, whether there is a high risk of infidelity or whether someone is being overly paranoid.
AreTheyACheat.com fulfils its purpose – the app functions to reveal whether or not a person is being cheated on – the cheat-o-meter is designed to know what to look out for, as well as inadvertently showing what not to do for those who are considering taking on a mistress or histress without getting caught out.
With close to 1 million members using IllicitEncounters.com – accounting for approximately 7% of the UK married population; it is clear people seeking affairs is on the rise. To put it bluntly, technology is making it easier to have an affair and get away with it. Year on year there is an increase in registrations, suggesting people are moving away from the conventions of a traditional offline affair and utilising the technology available to them to keep their adultery under wraps instead.
Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com Claire Page said “It is becoming pretty evident that the UK is obsessed with affairs! We love to hear about them, talk about them, and now we enjoy taking part in them – it’s a natural progression. Of course the whole point of an affair is for it to remain discrete. AreTheyACheat.com isn’t just for people who want to find out if their partner is cheating, but also for the adulterer who wants to check they are not making any school boy errors.
There are so many ways in which you can utilize modern technology to cover your tracks and save a marriage these days – those who make the rookie mistakes outlined in the app need to reconsider their approach to infidelity because it is clearly not working in their benefit.”
Dare to discover some home truths? www.aretheyacheat.com
New research by IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s top married dating site, shows that horse-riding is the top fantasy first date. 300 women on the site were asked what their ideal first date was and the most popular choice was ‘horse riding’ with 37% of the votes, beating ‘cinema’, ‘sailing’, ‘candle lit dinner’ and ‘drinks in a pub’.
“When women think about their ideal first date they associate passion and exciting things with romantic success,” psychologist Lucy Redford said, “Although something very over-the-top like a flight to Paris is intimidating and too extravagant, something active like horse-riding takes your mind off the pressure of a first date, it’s fun and shows you’ve put thought into the date because it requires more effort than a few pints in the local. Horses are also associated with wealth, which in itself is attractive, and require a lot of attention and care – and most women look for an attentive, caring man.”
Here are the results:
Horse Riding – 37%
Cinema – 21%
Sailing – 16%
Candle lit dinner – 13%
Pub Drinks – 9%
Hot Air Balloon Trip – 2.5%
Football Mach – 2.5%
Museum Visit – 2%
Couples Massage – 1.5%
Trip Abroad – 1%
Stand-Up Comedy – 1%
Shopping – 0.5%
What would be your idea first date?
Love BWC xoxo
Today I learnt to make this delicious eggplant masterpiece! Man, cooking got so much easier when the internet was invented. You can look up recipes, bookmark them and even watch real time videos of people cooking! How great is that? Believe me, you guys are going to love this veggie bake!
So here is what you will need:
- Olive Oil
- 1 Onion
- Two 28-ounce cans whole, peeled Italian tomatoes, drained
- Salt and Pepper
- 8 eggplants
- 150g Mozarella
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Step 1. Heat three tablespoons of olive oil in a deep pan. Add in the garlic and onion and cook over a moderate heat. Crush the whole tomatoes into the pan. Simmer and cook over a low heat until the sauce is very thick. Put the tomatoes in a food processor and puree. Season with Salt and Pepper.
Step 2. Time to cook the eggplant slices! Heat a deep pan with a 1/4 olive oil and cook the eggplant over a medium heat until golden.
Step 3. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 6. In an oven dish add in the tomato puree. Then place the sliced and cooked eggplants and sprinkle over with oregano, the mozarella and the parmesan. Afterwards add freshly chopped basil and the breadcrumbs over the top. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until the top turns golden brown.
Love BWC xoxo
I’ve recently come back from a holiday where I forced myself to combat a fear of heights to go zip lining with my family. It took a lot of persuasion for me to face my fear, and in the end I was so grateful that I had put stepped out of my comfort zone because I had an amazing time. It really got me thinking that the element of fear really prohibits us from expanding on life experiences. I know for sure that I have previously not done things because I’ve been a little afraid of the possible consequences. There’s been times where I wish I said something to be noticed, or said something to stick up for myself – all because of being fearful of the embarrassment it may cause. I think fear prevents you from doing many things in life, but what are you really afraid of? I’ve started off a little mantra in my head to get me through the things I’m scared of, this is the only reason I threw myself off those trees and zip lined through the forest – today I’m going to share this mantra with you and hopefully you will do something out of your comfort zone today! FEAR is not a WALL, FEAR is but an OBSTACLE. Once I started to believe that fear was only a hurdle that I needed to jump over not a concrete wall that would hurt me – I began to embrace it. I accepted the adrenaline the fear gave me and went for it all guns blazing. Fear is an obstacle. Think of it as a worthy opponent that you have to defeat, and believe me once you get over that hurdle you will be so ecstatic it’s unreal. Face a Fear Today. Love BWC xoxo
I’m actually a massive fan of Anne Hathaway – and I like her even more after seeing this youtube video of her performing Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ single at the Lip Sync Battle. This is probably the funniest thing I have ever seen. You go girl!
Love BWC xoxo