World Baton Twirling Day

World Baton Twirling Day

I'm nearly two weeks late in writing this because World Baton Twirling Day was on 10th April and today is the 21st. Wooops. If I said I'd been super busy then that would be totally true and is truly the reason why I haven't posted in a little while. Well that and I've been away [...]

An idea for a new reality show…..

An idea for a new reality show…..

Reality shows. Love them or hate them, you can't deny that they do (well most of them!) capture the publics imagination. There are new ideas for reality shows all the time, only some get created and aired and only a handful of them are 'successful'. I'm certainly no expert on television, or what makes a [...]

Back to Twirling

Back to Twirling

Here's a fact about me that you might not know - I used to be a baton twirler. And not only that, I was a National, European and World Championship winning baton twirler. And then I was a National, European and World Championship winning baton twirling coach. And it takes a lot of love, dedication [...]

What do you do when you give up something you love?

What do you do when you give up something you love?

This coming week is the school half term holidays across much of England and Wales. And this is a week that always holds a special place in my heart. That's because for 26 years on the trot I spent the week in Torbay, Devon at the National Baton Twirling Association national championships. The last two [...]

Baton Twirling – my beautiful sport

Baton Twirling – my beautiful sport

Whenever I used to say to anyone that I was a 'twirler', I often got comments such as "oh you mean like majorettes?" or, "does that mean you do carnivals and stuff?". Well actually, no, it doesn't mean that. And I spent my whole twirling career trying to explain what baton twirling really meant. When [...]