Girl Off Grid…

Ok, ok. So not exactly ‘off grid’ as defined by the Oxford English but these past few months I’ve blogged less and less. Until last month… when I didn’t publish a blog post at all.

I haven’t fallen out with blogging or social media in any way. I still get instagram related thumb cramp like the best of them. I’ve just been taking some time back for me and chilling out. Since falling pregnant this time around I can totally appreciate the ‘constantly exhausted pigeon’ meme doing the rounds on Facebook. Read more

Slimming World SYN FREE Sweet Potato Jambalaya Recipe

I know very little about the origins of Jambalaya to be completely honest. I know it’s a Spanish-French-African rice dish originating from Louisiana (thanks google!), and I know that this recipe is utterly sumptuous and easy to make: Slimming World SYN FREE Sweet Potato Jambalaya Recipe.

To my knowledge Jambalaya (derived from the work ‘jumbled’ I believe from the comments on a Jamie Oliver website recipe) is usually made with chicken, chorizo and / or prawns. But just recently I find myself leaning more towards vegetarian dishes so sweet potato really speaks to me: It’s easy to prepare, satisfying and really tasty – not to mention you can eat them until they come out of your ears on the Slimming World Plan.

As always, there is not gluten contained either.

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Slimming World Cheap and Cheerful Babychino

There are few things in this world that make my little girl smile more than a Babychino. That said, there are few things that I enjoy more than getting in on the Babychino action… even the best of us fall off the Slimming World wagon but when it comes to Babychinos (or Hot Chocolates if you want to be a ‘grown up’ about it) there is an alternative: Slimming World Cheap and Cheerful Babychino.

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12 Work Out Tunes For 90s Kids

Wanting to work up a sweat to supplement that Slimming World plan you’re on?

Yeah – me too. I keep looking at my pre-Christmas photos and my pre and post weight loss photos as motivation to shift my Christmas belly.

12 Work Out Tunes For 90s Kids
Pictured here with friends in July 2015 when my journey had just begun… Photo credit to Donna Polkadot Pink.
12 Work Out Tunes For 90s Kids
Autumn 2016 – finally happy with the way I look.

But tonight I smashed my Kettlebells work out – not just because I’m getting into it this year, but because the music was IMMENSE!

Let’s do this… #thisgirlcan #kettlebells

A photo posted by Katie Haydock (@lifeonvista) on


These days the norm is to work out like you’re suppose to eat – little and often – so here are a handful of motivational songs penned in the late 80s and 90s for all youΒ (60s, 70s, 80s) 90s kids to appreciate.

A few high tempo to work up a sweat, a few good beats to lift too and an easy listener to cool down to. I hope this is the motivation you’ve been looking for (scroll down to the bottom to find a link to the play list).

EnjoyΒ 12 Work Out Tunes For 90s Kids.

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Looks Like Halloween, Smells Like Christmas with Inntravel

Many moons ago I used to work in travel. I spent five and a half years selling holidays to the general public and dreaming about the trips I wanted to take. Things like this Secret Treasures of the Caribbean trip with Inntravel.

In a nut shell it’s 10 days of walking sections of the Caribbean’s long-distance walking trail, hiking, snorkelling and sampling indigenous Kalinago culture. Read more