waking & surfing

….. wakesurfing!  A couple of Saturdays ago, for the first time ever, a leg of the European Wakesurf Tour was held in the UK down at JB Waterski.  Did I compete – of course I did. I hadn’t actually wake surfed for over a year; I sucked, and came 6th (last) but I didn’t care because I just wanted to have fun.  And fun I did as Georgie Boyers put on a stella event which meant that as a baby-free mum for the day, I got to enjoy lakeside yoga, a bit of wake surfing followed by a back massage, smooch round the trade stands and some yummy food!  Thanks for a great event, can’t wait till next years!

(I might actually get to practice next time around as there are no more babies to be had. None. No more. Done. Factory closed. Finito). 

Tuesday Takes

I thought I’d round up some of my favourite images from the past couple of weeks into one place for some easy viewing.  Here are some Tuesday Takes… 

But first, let me take a selfie.

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Not long till Florida!! 

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Suitcases are THE best thing ever. 

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Dive in

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Lunchtime never looked so good. 

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Still in love with my revamped office. 

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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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