Girls Day at JB Waterski!

Want to try out wakeboarding?  Want some help with a new trick?  Want to learn to hit the sliders?  Want to improve your sliders & kickers?  Come to my Girls Day at JB Waterski on Wednesday 18th September!!

I will also be running a Nalu Beads workshop where you can make something pretty with your FREE bead!  🙂

Call JB to book your place.

Get involved!! xx


My Beauty Regime! Part 3: Bikini Body

Most of you will know that I love my bikinis!  I love spending time in them, probably more because it means the suns out.. but I really just enjoy being fit, healthy and happy! At any one time I think I have about 50 bikinis in my wardrobe, so I have to keep my body ready for them otherwise they’d go to waste!


546328_10100946424843853_640629696_nSo being a girl, its socially unacceptable in most countries to have any unruly hair on any part of your body apart from your head, which of course must look fabulous darrrrling (refer to my hair blog for the low down on my mane).  I shaved my legs for about 10 years, and did this nearly everyday, which was so dull so I looked for alternative methods.  I resorted to full leg waxes every three weeks which was painful and quite pricey.  I even tried the ‘painless home kits’ but they are really quite tricky!  I have happily turned to epilating!  Its a little machine that pulls out hair without taking off the top layer of skin (like waxing does – strips the tan off!).  Obviously its not pain free but it gets easier over time.. I use it for my legs (full),942654_537401319629809_432850487_n bikini line (waxing or hair removing cream can aid this) which can both be done every 2 weeks and underarms which I do aprox every 5 days as it picks up the tiniest of hairs, simples!

I like to have soft skin so I moisturise my body twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.  It might seem like a hassle but it gives you softer skin and also increases the blood flow around your body as you massage the lotion in, so it gives you a bit of a boost!  If you spend a little more time on any problem areas it can really help these too.  I focus on my thighs and bum to ward off any signs of cellulite.

430899_465918563444752_1204313870_nI love tanning but you have to protect your body from sun damage though.  I usually cover my face with sun glasses and a hat on the beach as I get enough sun on my face while surfing and/or wake boarding, but I still wear factor 50SPF to prevent wrinkles and further damage.  On my body, I’ll wear 15SPF or 50SPF depending on what I’m doing, how hot it is and how long I’ll be out in the sun.  Protect yourself!

My next Beauty Blog will be on fitness! 🙂

Surf trip with a baby…


photo 4-1A few weeks back we had a little family surf trip to North Devon.  Nothing glam or exotic but it was our first trip away with our five month old son so we wanted to keep it local.  Jon and I have travelled to a few different surfing locations, mostly France and Portugal, but we’ve been further afield to places such as Hawaii and Bali (we spent a month in Bali for our Honeymoon, don’t think that will happen again anytime soon…!).

When we travel, we’re pretty minimalistic.  We take one board bag containing both our boards and a small back pack each with our clothes in, which we carry on the plane.  For starters you need more stuff when travelling in the UK because its the norm to get four different seasons in one day.. so you can’t just pack bikinis, shorts and T’s.  Also, when travelling by car, you tend to just fill it, just because you can.  But travelling with a baby is a totally different ball game..

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Baby Balladon requires a lot of stuff.  A buggy, car seat, travel cot, week supply of nappies and food, bottles and sterilising gear, and enough clothes to allow a couple of changes a day.  Oh, and an umbrella for the beach (yuk!).  Theres a lot of kit; not my preferred method of travel.  Quick note, for the beach we used a big blanket so he could roll around without getting sand everywhere.

Fair enough we couldn’t surf together, but we did manage to surf a couple of times each everyday!  We would set up on the beach and one would just have to occupy the baby while the other one surfed, and then we’d do a switcharoo.  We’d also use a baby Bjorn so we could stand at the waters edge, the surf wasn’t that big so we could show Ethan the other one surfing which he either loved or promptly fell asleep, no middle ground with this one!  I was just stoked to get in the water, it was my first surf since Ethan was born!


Feeding ourselves was more of a mish as well.  We love eating out, but three meals a day for five days got to be a little much with the baby.  However, by the end of the trip we’d mastered dealing with the baby/restaurant situation.   We made sure he was fed before hand, changed and that we had a bag of toys to amuse him!

All in all, I can’t say it was the relaxing holiday that we’re used to, but it was so fun and priceless to introduce Ethan to the beach and ocean which he seemed to love 🙂


We’re heading off to Spain for some wakeboarding and golf so I’ll update you again soon!