Jamie Johnson at Meadow Lane

Jamie Johnson at Meadow Lane

Jamie Johnson is back! My three boys love watching the tv series so it was an extra bonus to be asked by Notts County to capture them filming at Meadow Lane (aka the Hawksworth United home ground) last year. Catch the latest series here on the BBC iPlayer.  

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The Surfer

The Surfer

For a few fleeting moments time ceases to exist, you are flying, at one with the ocean and feeling something akin to pure joy! That’s my experience of surfing (even speaking as a pretty poor surfer). The story below is about Lyndon Wake who is a pro surfer based in North Devon and who also runs a surf school. Having first bumped into Lyndon last year at Baggy Lodge café (as a family trying to escape the wind and the rain) we took the chance to sign up for lessons – both myself and my boys. It was so refreshing to learn and to see my boys learn from someone who was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable, inspiring and encouraging. It’s how it should be when it comes to any learning – but surely no “subject” more so than surfing! A completely different experience to any other surf school I have tried in…