Girl Power

I was recently asked by Kit & Kin what Girl Power means to me.  My thoughts initially go to words like confidence and strength.  I think particularly of women in sport, doing well in physical arenas and women daring to go for their dreams.  But the more I ponder the question and of course since […]

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Getting back on it

Since coming out of hospital with Kit, last December, I’ve been keen to ‘get back on it’. To me ‘getting back on it’ meant doing some sport, forming some kind of routine and being slightly organised.  After months of bedrest and a couple of months not leaving Kit’s bedside in NICU even the smallest amount […]

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Categories: Adventure, Baby, GoPro, Health, Kit, Mountain, Mountains, Salomon, Ski Touring, Squash Falconer, Suunto, Tignes, Training

Coming Home

This was always going to be a hard blog to write.  For me there’s a fine line with social media about how much I’m happy with sharing and whilst I love sharing the good stuff I’ve never been that comfortable with sharing the not so good stuff.  But I feel like I’m living a bit […]

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Kit & Kin – The Best Nappies With The Best Name!

I’m delighted to announce that Kit and I are ambassadors for Kit & Kin! Kit is 5wks old and her life, for now, is pretty much all about eating, sleeping and going to the toilet.  Choosing the most perfect nappy for her has been a top priority. When I got pregnant we quickly decided that […]

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Everest, Giving Birth & the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

“What was harder Squash, Everest or having a baby?”.  I have been asked this question so many times since Kit was born and I definitely have the answer (keep reading to find out!).  But I’ve also been thinking about the similarities of both “events”. I never imagined climbing Everest 7 years ago would have helped […]

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Categories: Adventure, Baby, Food & Diet, Health, Kit, Mountain, Mountains, Pregnancy, Squash Falconer

Born at 32 Weeks

She’s here! Kit Elspeth was born at 9.04pm on 03.11.18 weighing 1550g Exactly a week after my waters broke I was in labour.  Several people had told me if I could keep the baby in for a week after my waters had broken then there was a good chance I could keep her in for […]

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My Waters Broke

On Saturday evening, the 27th October, my waters broke.  The terror I felt was indescribable. “Not now, you’re not meant to come now, I’m only 31wks, this isn’t right, you can’t come, you’re not ready, this can’t be happening, no, no, no”.  I stood frozen, my legs crossed, clutching myself with both hands as the […]

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6 Months Pregnant

Reaching 24 weeks pregnant was a huge mile stone!!  Add to that seeing the consultant recently and having good news was the best feeling in the world. My previous blog, we’re having a baby, will bring you fully up to date with what’s been going on and why there’s a few issues. In a nut […]

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The next adventure; we’re having a baby!

“Squash what’s the next adventure?”.  Lately, I’ve been vague with my answer.  It’s fairly standard to wait 3 months before telling people that you’re expecting a baby.  We’ve waited a bit longer than that. We’re having a baby It’s good to finally share the news and talk about what I suspect will be the biggest […]

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Categories: Adventure, BMW, GoPro, Health, Motorbikes, Mountain, Pregnancy, Salomon, Squash Falconer, Tignes

Recovery after a DVT

It’s been just over a month since I was diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis.  Recovery after a DVT, it seems, is different for everyone.  I think I was told the worst-case scenarios when I first found out, which is probably a good thing.  However, that news and halting all travel and activity was a […]

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Categories: Adventure, Cycling, Elliptigo, GoPro, Health, Salomon, Squash Falconer