Its been almost 2 weeks since I launched my website and I’m so pleased with the reaction. I’ve had lots of good feedback and I’m doing my best to keep you all up to date with news, tournaments, etc. If you have any comments about the website, please do contact me 🙂
I’ve been very busy in the last 10 days as I had a very important wedding to get ready for. My auntie married the man she has been with for 25 years on the 5th April, therefore I had to get my hair and nails done along with many other treatments to beautify myself.
Amongst all the preparations I received a last minute call from British Wheelchair Basketball which saw me attend the Wheelpower Time To Shine event at Stoke Mandeville. A fantastic event where kids with disabilities get to try out many different sports. This years event saw coverage from BBC 5 Live and ITV, which shows how last years Paralympics has increased the public’s appetite for Paralympic sport.
I also found a bit of time to pop to London to see an acoustic gig by one of my favourite bands at the moment, Deaf Havana. My sister happens to be their agent which means that we were able to get front row (thank you Beckie). It was an incredible gig in a beautiful venue.
The wedding was fantastic and it was great to see my family at such a great event. The highlight of the evening after the wedding was the casino where we gambled for hours with pretend money!
But that was just the beginning of the fun because two days after the wedding we were off to Austria to celebrate my new uncles 50th birthday. 40 of us were joining them on their honeymoon in Austria for a week.
Last time I tried skiing I was rubbish to say the least and with my ongoing shoulder problems I decided that skiing probably wasn’t the best idea, so my mum took it upon herself to find other fun things I could do on the slopes and she really did a good job.
The first two days I spent on a Skibike named ‘Mad Max’ with the very talented Jacek Stalmach. Jacek is the designer of the tandem Skibike and also very experienced competitor in the Skibob field. This gave me the opportunity to explore the mountain, sometimes at breakneck speeds which is an opportunity I would not have had otherwise.
Day 3 on the slopes was in a Bi-Ski with Dominik Jonas of Active Therapy. This is a sit ski with two skis rather than one on the bottom. In my day in the sit ski I manage to conquer about 75% of a long blue run on my own. Now I’m not saying I’m a pro by any means but it has definitely changed my opinion of skiing and I’ve found muscles I didn’t even know I had.
The last few days have mostly involved relaxing and sightseeing and today is our last day before travelling home on Sunday. Sad to be going home but what an awesome week!
My week away does mean that I’ve missed GB camp with the new coaches but I’m looking forward to next weeks head-to-head against Holland. Hope to see you there <3