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Pistachio Whirl

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Pistachio Whirl

You may be wondering about the title of this blog; well it is inspired by a rather fabulously delicious pistachio whirl pastry that I had one Wednesday from The Bertinent Bakery. I enjoyed my pastry in the middle of the main shopping centre in Bath accompanied by the rather more traditional post-workout snack; a protein […]

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Back in the saddle

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Back in the saddle

It’s the evening after the first sliding session of the 2018-19 season. Day one is done! For me, the main emotion is usually relief that I can still remember how to slide. Today was a little different however. This is my third pre-season with the GB team and this years’ day one has been much […]

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My first time … Whistler

I started this blog the day after I crashed in the Whistler race. I crashed in corner 13 (of 16), and lost my sled around corner 14, travelling on my knees at 97 kph through the final corners of the track. I finished the blog on the plane to Calgary after the second race. I […]

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1879 – part III

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1879 – part III

Driving into the Austrian mountains was a huge breath of fresh air. Another long stint of driving, and this time I was the only driver for my car but it wasn’t so bad – for one thing my hire car was a BMW X1! How do we while away six hours of driving? We play […]

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1879 – part II

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So, bye beautiful Moritz and hello gloomy Altenberg. Well after a 10-hour travel day that is. We drove from morning to night and eventually made it to a place where the highlight is the kebab shop (they are pretty damn good). The track itself is an olden goldie; built in secret for the Germans to […]

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