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Apr
17

Water may be cool but the weather is nice

With the Easter holidays in full flow we have had to put up with a few flat days, but at least the sun has been out. Plenty of coaching and not to cold at the same time.  This time last year it was proper chilly and there was not many people about.  But as the Easter weekend approaches and the easter bunny is busy hiding all those eggs, it looks like it could not be a bad weekend. I have had a great few weeks getting back into coaching and introducing the new crew into the shop and instructing. With a refit of the shop and introducing the new SUP’s (Stand up Paddle boards) they have been great fun for these small flat days with awesome sunsets and big tides.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and enjoys the sunshine and plenty of family time.

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Mar
1

10 Painful Truths people forget Too Soon

You Know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it finally gets through to you?  The ten truths listed on this web site 10 truths fall firmly into that category – life lessons that many of us likely learn over years ago, and have been reminded of ever since, but for whatever reason, haven’t fully grasped.

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Jan
17

Slats = $

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Jan
4

Big tides, surf and wind =

With all the extreme conditions mixed into one, this is what happens.

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Dec
21

Winter Solstice

What does the winter solstice mean to you?  It means that at least the days are getting longer and you can get more out of your day.  Also this is like the new year for me, it’s done it’s full year cycle and now the new year begins.  I also do not do New Year resolutions by this year has to be better then the last.

Happy Christmas to all and have a prosperous New Year.

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Dec
4

Exciting time of the year

For years of not being into Christmas and then you becoming a dad, this Christmas is going to be a good one.  Having to collect 3 Christmas tree and put them up yesterday and then decorate, my Christmas has started with bang.  This is my favorite Christmas decoration I have seen this year. Kinda cool ha!

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Nov
8

Birthday girl

5 years today this little bundle of love and innocence came into Cath’s and my life. With all my heart and every part of my body do I love this little girl and always will. I will do everything in my power to protect her and look after her where ever I am, and thank you Cath for helping producing what I feel is the true meaning of life. X

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Nov
2

Run of bad luck

My journey started with what suppose to be a shortish train journey to Reading station, which after all the excitement of getting to the air port and listening to music.  I ended up missing my stop and heading straight to Paddington station, 30 mins off my destination. Making a U turn I headed back to Reading.  Now missing my bus to Heathrow I then took a trip down memory lane and had a cup of tea and a mince pie at the cornish pasty shop in Reading station. Good food!!

Being an hour late I then made it to Heathrow around mid night and set my self up for a few hours of sleep before I checked in at 5am.  Managed to sleep like 5 mins but it was enough.  Then as I tried to pack my board bag (Stuart Campbells board bag actually) up after dozing in it for the passed few hours, it decided to brake with the zip coming off in my hand.  Oh man this was not a good start with two boards, wetsuits and all my clothes spilling out into the air port.  Then to add to the the mayhem I had to pay £40 access for bulging board bag.  But with that I found a friendly plastic bag rapper man.  Being 5:30am it was the last thing this chat expected at the rapping of a bag a small bag is normally £9, he only charged me £9 was a gathered a crowed of people laughing and filming our packing skills.  But what a legend this chap was and off to over size package I went.

One will always jinx them selves to think that the bad luck had run out, but ordering food and a well deserved coffee I was shouted to get my morning refreshments.  But little to my expectations there was another Nick and he had my breakfast (WHAT). But the guy who was serving said that this had never happened before and gave m a free coffee and my food.

I am now watching the sun come up and super early for my flight and listening to a bit of Foo Fighters.  PLEASE NO MORE BAD LUCK.! not sure this country bumpkin can take any more.. Thanks Stu for the crappy board bag……

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Oct
31

Happy halloween

Thanks for the picture Joey Jordan scary!

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Oct
23

Love this pup

Had our first parents evening last night and was stocked to have such great feedback from the school teacher.  It must be so hard being 4/5 and having to go to school 5 days a week and having to fore fill the school curriculum and targets.  But as a parent it is always nice to here that your child is doing well and thriving on the environment she is in.

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