Star Surf, nestled among the hills of Cantabria’s national park, promised a week of surfing, yoga, SUP & beach Volley. Bell Tents became our bedrooms, swinging hammocks replaced sofas in our tree-shaded open living room with the rolling hills and beautiful beaches our new playground.
There is a lot to be said for just throwing yourself in, doing what seems impossible to our adult-trained minds but as in life - if you never try you will never know
It was the beginning of the summer holidays and my grandpa decided he would teach us how to shoot. He set up the step ladder for us to balance dad’s old shotgun on (it was a bit too heavy for us seven year olds to hold) then placed an old can of woodpecker on a bench … Continue reading Shooting Clays – learning to focus
We were sat on the pavement outside the station in our joggers, water bottles at the ready watching the weekend mull of people passing waiting for our playtime. A week earlier I had been scanning through Airbnb experiences to see if there was anything a bit unusual to try and had come across City is … Continue reading Playtime – in the city
The last word of warning the instructor shouted over the roar of the air was to avoid the long grass. I looked around, focused on the track and squeezed the throttle - then flew off forward down the slope into the long grass
It is all consuming and as you lie there, eyes closed. The sensations moved from my whole body feeling almost overwhelmed to this intense thick kind of peace ... then I can’t remember anything else until I suddenly felt myself come round. Ok, let me back up a bit - after spending the day re-living … Continue reading Gong Bath – Feelin’ those good vibrations
Its 4:30am on a wet autumn morning, fumbling for the off switch on the alarm I stumble out of bed, patter into the kitchen, put the mocha on the stove and get the glitter out. Prep for the morning rave had begun! Morning raves are literally one huge, colourful, collection of happy people. Whether you … Continue reading Morning Raves – Dance like no-one is watching
What makes someone captivating? What does self-consciousness have to do with it? What happens when we stop being so self-conscious and be more conscious of ourselves? There is something captivating about a confident individual – man or woman. Most of the time it has nothing to do with the way they look – its’ … Continue reading Burlesque – Being a little less self-conscious and more conscious of your self
For us humans one thing remains constant – no matter where we are or what we are doing we are always thinking. We think about how we are driving, our work, the washing we forgot to put out to dry.
“OK such take all your clothes off and leave them at the door please, and take one of these – “ The lady handed us a white shower cap. Soon all 15 of us were stood in the middle of the NEC arena, hidden from all the hustle and bustle of the crowds outside who … Continue reading Bikini Competition – Deciding, Prepping and Competing