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January 29, 2018

It was a super busy Monday for me this week. I decided to make a little video about it.

Enjoy X

January 15, 2018

Late last year, I hopped in my MINI and travelled around 200 miles to visit Pipers Farm. The Farm sits high on top of some impressive rolling hills in Devon meaning there's no hiding places if the weather turns a bit nasty. Thankfully it was a crisp, blue skies and sunshi...

January 5, 2018

 I'm kinda nearly as excited at the prospect of 2018 as I was when the clock struck midnight and 2016, the Olympic year, appeared. 

I get questions all the time about what competitions we have coming up and what the year ahead looks like so I thought I'd share it in a blog...

December 1, 2017

I'm writing one of my final blog posts of 2017 from a sunny New Zealand. I've been here 3 weeks and counting.  Our trip in NZ can certainly be described as an up and down experience (as tournaments usually are) but a good learning opportunity all the same.  Learning and d...

November 1, 2017

Todays date: 1st November 2017. Not sure how, but it is. 

November means colder days, darker afternoons and those wonderful people who start to talk about Christmas even before Halloween has passed.... 

October was a busy, fun month. A few things that I got up to....

October 12, 2017

Tuesday 10th October marked the official 'Mental Health Day' around the world.

I wasn't actually aware it was going on until Twitter brought it to my attention. I starting scrolling through the variety of tweets relating to #worldmentalhealthday and was so pleased that so...

October 1, 2017

It's October 1st and I'm just about to leave for the Emirates Stadium to watch Arsenal play at home (again!). Watching Arsenal for me is like buses. You wait for one for ages then two come along all at once. I went on Monday night and watched them beat West Brom 2-0. I li...

September 26, 2017

Everyone loves a bargain and to save a few pennies here and there right? I certainly do.  Food shopping is done at an overly busy Lidl or Aldi,  I forgo my Boots advantage card points to buy toiletries from Wilkos and often go straight to the sale section in Zara. Also......

September 6, 2017

It's been a mad start to September meaning I've only just had time to sit down, put my feet up, get my laptop out and write this blog. I've already put my honest thoughts on paper about my hockey journey in August (find it here) so this blog will be about all other things...

August 29, 2017

2017 marked the 9th successive year England (or GB) women have medalled in a major championship. This time it was a Bronze in the European Championships in Amsterdam.

We arrived back at London Heathrow this week, all a little groggy and tired from a long summer. Alongside...

August 1, 2017

The end of the month has come around again meaning it's time to think of a new resolution for the upcoming month....

July has literally flown by - probably as I spent 95% of it in Joburg at the Hockey World League Semi Finals. This was a trip I was apprehensive going into...

July 1, 2017

Its 9.49pm and I'm writing this post rather quickly having left the whole 'writing my monthly blog post' a little late this month. It's therefore going to be a little short...

My challenge for June was to cook and eat a different meal every night of the week. I thought thi...

June 1, 2017

A coffee a day keeps the doctor away. That's what Ive decided after May.

My challenge for the past month was to only have one coffee a day. Challenge accepted and challenge completed. What I've realised? I don't need a coffee as soon as I get up. 10.30am to 12noon is usual...

May 13, 2017

It's my birthday this week and I'm turning 25.

I've decided to write a blog all about the number 25 and share 25 things I've learnt in life over the years.

25. What does that age actually mean?

Well, I'm smack bang in the middle of my 20s and officially half way to 50 (gulp)...

May 1, 2017

How it is the 5th month of 2017 already? Is this year going fast for anyone else or just me?

April's goal of 15 minutes of stretching a day and no social media after 8.30pm was 50% achieved.

The stretching part...big tick

The social media part...definitely not a big tick

The...

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