I like dry feet and I cannot lie

I do try to be a good person most of the time, it doesn’t always work out for me, but I try. I’ve run a marathon, abseiled the spinnaker tower, cycled various places, completed a triathlon when I can’t really swim and various other events, all for charity. I try not to be wasteful, I…

Would you like my parking ticket?

You know sometimes you say things without thinking because you are trying to be nice, then the second the words leave your mouth, there is regret, yeah that’s me right now. I park in the same car park each night when I go to hot yoga, if you get there after 6pm it’s only £1…

Choking on nothing, not how I thought I would die

I’ve been to Manchester today, had a coaching seminar which was great, it’s just been a long day. The traffic heading back to Surrey is, as predicted awful at 6pm so my satnav is taking me on some weird and wonderful backroads to avoid this. Driving round the windy roads, I take a deep breath…

If I didn’t have bad luck, I’d have no luck at all

Ive been in Berlin for a week, Pilsen for a week and I’m now in Hannover. Despite the fact I’ve packed enough underwear to enable me to shit myself twice a day, every day for the entire time, I need to go to the launderette. Across from the hotel is a supermarket, I go across…

Other chocolate spreads are available

Picture this, you are in a hotel room near the airport, it’s raining cats and dogs outside and you have the day off. Netflix and chill I hear you say, good plan, need some snacks and if I order room service I may have to remortgage the house. I was at the supermarket yesterday so…

I think the cleaner is trying to kill me!

I’m in Berlin this week, I’ve been before although I couldn’t really tell you what it’s like. All I ever do is get to the hotel, walk from the hotel to the range each day and then drive away when my competition is complete. I’m sure it’s a lovely place and the people are lovely…

A letter to me?

Today is another travel day and I end up clearing my phone of junk whilst I’m waiting to board the plane. As I re-read the message I wrote to someone, I can’t help but feel it was also a letter to me. That wasn’t my intention but reading it back, out loud, I feel I’m…

Scheisse, I’ve broken the iron

There is an iron in Dortmund that works a little less efficiently after I used it, as the locals would say “scheisse”. Unlike some hotels I’ve stayed in, I don’t have to phone reception and ask for an iron and board only to be told they only have and iron not a board, although this…

Why are toasters out to get you?

Do I go for an extra turn in the toaster or just stick at 2? It’s a tricky question but can mean the difference between warm bread or cremated bread, there is never middle ground. On my many travels, I have experienced many different hotels and the facilities they have to offer for breakfast. There…

Unicorn Gin and other regrets

As soon as the waitress brought a glass with marshmallows on sticks across the top, I knew I’d made a big mistake choosing “gin of the week”. To make things worse I had ordered one for the internationally renowned coach that was joining us for dinner. It’s the last night of a training camp in…

Naked webinar anyone?

Yes I’d love to update my computer, now is the perfect time, said no one, EVER. You know those times when you have all the time in the world and then all of a sudden 2 hours have gone by and you are going to be late, that’s me right now! I updated my computer…

Strong warrior

You are all strong warriors the yoga teacher tells us, “yes I am” I say in my head as I hold the pose. I raise my hands up and change my gaze upwards, on the way I have a sneaky look in the mirror around the class and notice that whilst I am not perfect,…

I’m too stressed for yoga

It’s 6:40pm and I’m lying down on my yoga mat, I’m breathing in to the count of 6, holding for 6 and exhaling for 6, wondering if I can calm down for class, wondering if I should get that angry and do yoga. Less then 10 mins ago I was in my car, getting rather…

Thriving or surviving

My feet are soaking wet, like squelchy wet and as I sit in the workshop listening to the brief on thriving and surviving I’m wondering which one I’m doing. I’m sat in Loughborough university at a UK coaching seminar, our last national level event before the programme ends. The lecturer is talking and whilst I…

No room for two in the loo

I like a window seat on a plane for 2 reasons, Firstly because I’m nosey and I like to look out, even when there is nothing to look at. Secondly I’m not the biggest fan of flying so being able to see that the wing is still there is comforting to me. There is a…