I live in Leicestershire with my Husband Chris and our daughter Beth, our two dogs Lilly and Darcey, cats Harry and Poppy and a house rabbit called Barry.
In December 2016 we arranged to meet my friend Hannah and her boyfriend Joe at an ice rink at Bretby Garden Centre in Derbyshire. Beth had roller skated and had a pair of inline skates but never had she stepped foot on the ice. To our surprise she got on and within minutes was happily whizzing around the ice whilst the rest of us were just about making it off of the side!
In February 2018 we signed Beth up for a Skate UK 6 week block at Nottingham Ice Centre. Whilst there we got talking to another mum, Annette, and we quickly became friends and decided, why not lets give this a try ourselves! It was then we became hooked and started our very own skating journey, completing Skate UK and moving on to Bronze Free skate . I managed to get to Silver just before the first lockdown. When we returned to the ice it felt like learning all over again and having never been a fan of jumping I decided to return to Bronze Dance. This was short lived as sadly the second lockdown prevented us from skating once again.
We have such a fantastic “skating family” at Nottingham, both within Synchro and outside of it too with friends we have made along the way doing lessons and public skating and we look forward to skating together again soon when restrictions are lifted. Thankfully in April 2021 Beth was able to return to the ice and skate with NSSA once again. It was amazing to see them all back together doing what they do best.
I set up my own business, Lilly’s Lounge Dog Grooming in January 2016 and have loved seeing it grow and working with so many lovely owners and their dogs and look forward to continuing this alongside Two Birds. The need to design and produce a range of clothing has been something that has been there for me since I did art and textiles at GCSE but as life happens I never got round to doing something about it, until now.
Beth is slim and very long! We struggled to find clothing that fit her both in the waist and her leg. This led us to start looking into doing something for ourselves and we found Two Birds. The leggings fit her perfectly and are warm and of fantastic quality the jackets are longer in the body so allow plenty of growing room but are also shaped and flatter the figure to show off those beautiful skating lines.
All of Two Birds Legging’s and jackets are made of an Italian performance sports fabric which is fleece lined, moisture wicking and antibacterial protected. The garments are made to last and don’t bobble in the wash so they still look great week after week.
We are so pleased to be able to continue to provide you with the Two Birds brand and fantastic quality clothing and look forward to seeing you share your on ice journey with us!