Celebrating us women!

So it’s International Womens Day, a time to celebrate women and push for equality and parity between the genders, and this year the hashtag is #PressforProgress. Sailing, as many other sports, is male dominated at the most competitive levels. As a woman who has competed in this arena it adds extra pressure to the life…

Four investments I had to make…

When I hear the word investments, I immediately think money and start sweating… No Dad, put down the mobile, its not an “emergency credit card situation”, don’t panic! I am not talking about the kind of investments where you risk your hard earned cash in the hopes of making making thousands of pounds… I am…

It’s a random one…

It’s time to move onto something a little bit lighter… I love reading posts where you get to know the person better, and I wanted to share my likes and dislikes with you, including some of the rather weirder ones in the hope that maybe you can get to know me a little better! Things…

Breaking down my own barriers…

Okay, so unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you really can’t have missed the fact that I have set myself the aim to compete in the Vendee Globe in 2020. That’s the dream… It is written on my wall, it’s been embedded in my brain, on my mind since…

Closing one chapter and moving on…

It’s been 10 months since I’ve officially been a part of the British Sailing Team, and I’m finding my new found freedom slightly strange. After all, living each day with just one goal in mind, winning a Paralympic Gold medal, drove me forward for 16 years. Looking back now, I realise how much I appreciated…

September reboot…

Is it me, or does September weirdly feel like a reboot month? Despite the fact that it isn’t even a halfway point of the year, or even a significant part of the year, there’s a lot of evidence that is claiming “September is the new January”. I personally love September! It’s that weird time of…

The Last Kingdom

Today is the day peeps!! I’m a little excited for the start of season 2 of the Last Kingdom!! Now for those of you that have been living under a rock, the Last Kingdom was first shown on BBC America and BBC 2 in October 2015, however I discovered it slighlty later- during the Paralympics….

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. – via International Women’s Day This year saw the theme #beboldforchange taking centre-stage. As a result, I was very kindly invited to head to…

Rio…

I’m sure a lot of you are wondering why it’s taken so long to write about the Paralympics… Well the truth is, I haven’t been able to find the words. To say I’m gutted would be an understatement. I’m disappointed, upset, frustrated, angry and I’ve felt pretty much every negative emotion in between. Working through…

Fear of Flying…

I hate flying… Which when you consider how many flights I take a year, its pretty ridiculous. Currently I’m trying to get over the anxiety induced by a flight on the tiniest plane I’ve ever been on out to Guernsey ahead of a charity event the Team is doing. I’ve been getting better and better…

Appreciation…

How often do you really take time to appreciate things? I don’t mean the sending out thank you cards to everyone for presents received kind of appreciation, nor the “thank you” you give to someone for holding a door open for you type of appreciation. I’m talking more the time to really think, look, and…

Never Giving up..

My Uncles words to live by… This journey so far has taken over 14 years of my life, which is pretty much half of it, and for what- one medal… It sounds a little bit crazy when you think about it; especially now having the World title back under our belts… I once heard a…