Blog

Welcome to our blog! This is a place that we’ll try and keep our fans updated regularly with everything that is going on in our lives – from competing at tournaments in far flung destinations, to training in Milton Keynes and everything that we do outside of badminton such as walking our dog Bowser, supporting Chelsea FC (Chris mostly), and even indulging our passion for normal things like shopping, gardening and fashion (mostly Gabby!). Our lives are hectic, exciting and hopefully interesting to our fans and so we’d love to share some of this with you.

Please do feel free to comment on the blogs. We love reading comments and will do our best to reply when we can.

Dubai Dreaming

It’s here! Our final tournament of 2017 and the one that we’ve been looking forward to for months. It’s the Superseries Final in Dubai and we couldn’t be more excited for the event which starts on 13th December. When you think of a badminton tournament, you probably...

How We Prepare for Tournaments

We have been competing in Denmark and it’s a welcome relief to be playing in Europe given that so much of our time recently has been spent in Asia. Our preparation for European events is much the same as it is for any other tournament, and for this blog I thought I’d...

World Mental Health Day

The 10th October marks World Mental Health Day. Recognition and awareness of mental health has increased significantly in the past few years and it’s a topic which is now in the spotlight more than ever, in part thanks to the amazingly brave high-profile sportspeople...

Memories from the World Junior Championships

It’s the World Junior Championships in Indonesia this month and thinking about it has brought back great memories of our time treading the boards at that level. Unbelievably it’s ten years since Gabby and I played there together and won a silver medal. I remember it...

We are World Champs Medallists!

Walking up to the doors of an Arena where you enjoyed one of your best victories is a funny thing. The memories come flooding back and you get that rush of excitement all over again. We hadn’t been back to the Emirates Arena in Glasgow since our Commonwealth gold back...

Welcome to our new website!

Thanks so much for checking out our new website. Not only is this our first website, but this is also our very first blog so we hope you enjoy reading on! We’re really pleased to finally launch our site which is designed to keep all our fans across the world...

Photoshoot

Photographing everyday life is one of my biggest creative passions. There is just something so special about capturing the things that make everyday life great, and if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I’ve fully embraced the idea of lifestyle photography....

World Champs

This month sees the World Championships take place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. This is the big one in 2017 for us. We’ve planned our whole year around this event and we’ve been working hard over the recent weeks to get ourselves in the best shape possible so we...