Getting wet with the London Otters.

Who knew rowing was difficult? Surely it’s just about sitting in a boat and sticking your oar in, right? Wrong. And it’s not an oar. It’s a blade. I learnt that, as well as a boat-load of other stuff when I hung out with the London Otters one sunny autumn Saturday morning. I’d been aware of the London Otters for some time. They have a great social media presence and cute outfits, which led me to feature them in an article for MTV Fit.  They’re the UK’s only LBGT rowing team and they’re super popular. I was emailed  asking if…

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Meet Me In St Louieeee

“Excuse me, do you have a lighter I could borrow?” says Dor, taking a cigarette out of a pack. “Sure!” replies a nice American lady. She eyes him, while handing him her lighter. “Say, where you boys from?” “London, London, England!” I felt necessary to say, as if she’d never bloody heard of London. I winced. I felt so British. “London?! Then what the hell are you doing here in St Louis?!” Well, we had learnt something within minutes of arriving. The city wasn’t called St “Louieeee”, like the way we say in when we think of any Famous French…

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Follow my fitness fun in Chris Jones’s Diary

Supersize Geek

My boyfriend walked into the bedroom with a black cooler bag saying “He’s been, he’s been!” It wasn’t Christmas though, it was just a regular Monday morning. But it was my first day trying Fresh Fitness Food for a week. I responded to him with a ‘Yay!’ before explaining that these were for me, not for him. That didn’t go down very well. Fresh Fitness Food deliver prepared meals to your door that are catered (literally) to your fitness goals. So if you want to bulk up, there’s a plan for that. Or if you want to slim down, there’s…

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Avengers: Infinity War (sort of spoiler free) review

Infinite. Sh*t. Goes. Down. “Thanos demands our silence”. And quite rightly. All reviewers were told to keep spoilers to a minimum so that everyone can enjoy the film’s shocks, plot twists and NON STOP ACTION. So this is a spoiler free review. Honest. Now, I’m a huge Marvel fan so I’ll try not to gush too much, but for those not married to the Marvel Cinematic universe, permit me a recap: The big purple bad guy is Thanos (a mo-cap Josh Brolin). Thanos is a mad Titan, seeker of the Infinity Stones, and has a “chin like balls” (thanks Star-Lord –…

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Tips for Tee-Pump!

Yes spring! Yes sunshine! Yes summer wardrobe! I know, it happened sooner than we all thought, right? All of us being caught out by our mini April heat wave in the UK. I was literally just in my Siberian furs during the snowy ‘Beast of East’ while wondering if I will ever see a blue sky or feel warmth ever again. And I feel unprepared for the sunnier weather as I am NOT ready to take my top off for the summer. So my summer goal is to simply look amazing in a tee. I want my arms on point,…

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