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Another year down.  The years seem to be flying by at the moment.  I can’t decide whether its down to the fact that I’m getting older, (the older I get the shorter years seem because I’ve been on the planet longer malarky), or because of the kids who keep me so busy that if I want to do something by myself I have to schedule it in a few weeks in advance (not interesting stuff either, things like the food shop, which with kids is no bueno).

So… 2015, in a very quick roundup as the two kids seem to have crushed my ability to have any time to focus on actually composing a blog post these days.  Goal for 2016, blog more. 

January… I can’t remember January, and I was sober because of the bun in the oven…. In February Florida was calling!  Ahhh winter sun… 

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After two years of studying, I became a fully qualified Wakeboard Coach, and to top it off, I was the first one in the UK to pass this qualification!

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I did my one and only pregger shoot which was fun yet very tiring trekking round hills and fields to get the right shot!  [Lemm Photography for FittaMamma]

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The biggest event of 2015 was this little angel being born in May…

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My first ride at BEP was pretty epic, managed seven laps.  Nailed it.

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Just fitting in rides in general was always a highlight…. [Lemm Photography @ Hannams]

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Laps at New Forest Wake Park

I came 2nd in the British Nationals!!!!  Whhhhaaaaatttt??  I wasn’t sure if I could actually enter as it was only eight weeks after I’d given birth, but I did and was stoked to come away with silver!  Definitely a highlight!

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Photo – Mr T’ography @ Nationals 

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Started the horribly challenging journey of getting my pre baby body back.  I’m still working on it… its bloody hard! 

I rode in the UK’s first ever European Tour Stop which was SOOOO much fun!  Can’t wait for next years event!

Our first family (of four) holiday was to Surf Snowdonia.  I can’t wait to go again in the new year, and really can’t wait to go without kids!

Getting a double page in the 2016 Mystic Product Guide was pretty cool 🙂

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Surftripping… always a highlight. 

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So there you have it, a brief overview of my 2105.  Theres been some incredible highs along with some lows, but focussing on the good heading into 2016 I’m sure its going to be a great year.  It’ll be filled with more wakeboarding, more surfing, family holidays, ‘mums drunken nights out’, watching my offspring develop and grow even more, and more challenging parenting situations than you can shake a stick at.  Oh, and wine. 

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and a beautiful 2016! xx

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Well 2014 has been an eventful year to say the least.  Here are a few snaps!

Ethan’s first birthday…

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… and my 30th Birthday with a look back over the last decade.  It seems I haven’t changed much, hopefully I’m a bit wiser though.  

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I went surfing with the girls, we worked out that we hadn’t been to the coast together in something ridiculous like, four years. 

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The fam headed to Portugal for yet another surf trip. 

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Wakeboarding season started – which is always a winner. 

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Summer vibes with one of the best summers I can remember (weather wise). 

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Twigdens’ go golfing.

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A summer filled with Girls Days and Ladies Mornings around the country 🙂

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A family trip to the coast where Ethan had his first surf.  As did his trusty green spade.

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I hosted and coached the Kids Clubs over at BEP for the first summer!

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Coaching and assisting on the British Team Development Camps with British Waterski and Wakeboard which were held at various lakes around the country…

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Nationals at JB was a fun event as always…

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Plastic Playground…  Photo Credit: I Love Wake 

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Surfing Storm…

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Shooting with Mike from Mac Mac Photography is always fun 🙂

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Celebrated our five year wedding anniversary.  Snap from our honeymoon in Bali Bali Baliiiii!  Those cocktails were lethal.  We have to go back. 

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I coached over at Heron Lake with the Battle Back guys which was amazing.

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Filming the 2014 edit with the WSW Team – always a good time to be had. 

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I learnt how to sell a property abroad!  A trip to sunny Spain where I had to say goodbye to my folks gorgeous apartment.  I’ll miss that place. 

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I won the Rail Royal over at BEP which was pretty cool.

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Of course another surf trip to Portugal but this time with some of our best buds which was amazing!

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We were there to witness a tow-in session at Nazare – which was insane!  Spot the ant…

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Ethan had his first snowboard with the Burton guys…

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My Dad finishing Chemo, whoooohooooooo!!!!!!!!!  We found out in April that my Dad had bowel cancer.  Within six weeks he had an operation to remove the tumour and then swiftly started chemo.  I’m very pleased to say he has just completed his eighth and last round and is still beating us all at golf. 

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Christmas…

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New Years…. now just gotta work out some New Years Resolutions.  Not that I ever stick to them.  However, I’m going to start swimming as theres a brand new pool right near me so thats one thing.  I think its time to get Ethan on a wakeboard..  I’m heading to Florida in February which I’m super excited about!  There are more wake and surf trips in the pipeline as well, just finalising some destinations.  More coaching, more fitness, more shoots, just more of everything!  

2014 you have been one crazy year and I have a feeling 2015 will be even more so. 

Happy New Year everyone xx

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