How long have you been blogging?
I started this blog in November 2014, however I started writing properly in June 2015, I took a break towards the end of 2015 and then I started writing again April 2016, so in some respect, not too long, but I absolutely love every second.
Who designed your blog?
I actually designed it myself, that’s probably why it isn’t the best. However I did a media A-Level so thought why not give it a shot at designing it myself.
How many tattoos do you have?
I have around 20 and don’t plan on stopping just yet!
How did you gain so many Instagram/Twitter followers?
Funny story actually! Justin Bieber tweeted me twice and followed me, so my Twitter just blew up over those couple of weeks. He then liked one of my Instagram photos, so pretty much the same thing happened on there. Crazy, I know!
Why did you start blogging in the first place?
I started blogging because I absolutely love writing and by blogging I get to write about anything I want to and the freedom is honestly just great.
I want to start a blog but I’m not confident enough, what do you suggest?
I’ve been asked this so much and honestly my answer is just do it. Don’t get me wrong, at first it is scary, the thought of people reading and critiquing your work, but once your first post is up and you get a positive comment you’ll just start to love it. The thought of blogging terrified me at first but I just jumped in and did it and now I wouldn’t turn back at all.
How did you get into horse racing?
My dad has always watched racing, so from a very young age I watched it with him. One of my earliest memories in my life is when I was around 5/6 years old and we were at Stratford racecourse in the centre of the course, AP McCoy had had a fall around the back, so was walking back around and I shouted “look mom it’s AP” because at that point he was one of the only people I actually knew in racing. And as he always has been, he was a complete gentleman, who came straight over to us and took photos and signed my dad’s programme and I guess growing up I stuck with the sport and now I absolutely love it.
When and how did you start playing cricket?
I started playing cricket when I was 7 years old for a local team, I then was selected for Warwickshire County Cricket Club at the age of 8, then at 13 I was selected for the England Under 19’s development squad. I started playing due to the fact I was constantly watching my dad play and I took an interest in it and started messing around with a bat and ball and it turns out I was quite good and within 6 months or so I was scouted and trialled for the county.
Why did you quit playing cricket?
I stopped playing cricket at 16 years old when I was doing my A-Levels in Sixth Form. I wanted to study Media, I had my heart set on going into the TV and Film industry as a producer or writer or something along those lines so Media played a huge part in my life. I was rushed into hospital and had to have an operation during my A-Levels and I fell very very far behind, to the point where my Media teacher told me I probably wouldn’t complete my practical assessment (a 3 minute video production of the opening to a made up TV show) which made up 50% of the overall course and therefore I would fail. As I was so determined to do Media as my job in the future I had to focus all of my efforts on attending extra classes and completing the work with my partner Tom Wright. Every free period, every night after sixth form ended and practically any free time I had I would be in the Apple Mac suit working on my video or sat at home re-watching what we had already done and making notes on what to add or what to take away or what to improve as well as completing the other part of the project, newspaper front covers and double page spreads. I knew that I couldn’t juggle all of that along with 6 out of 7 days a week being spent playing, training, coaching or scoring cricket. I made the decision to completely stop playing cricket and to focus on my A-Levels, a decision now that I am happy I made as I am looking at university places.