Monday, 28 February 2011

Monday, 21 February 2011

Join us!

Are you a rollergirl? If the answer is yes, then this ain't for you.

Are you a league/teamless ex-rollergirl looking for a new home?
Do you want to be a rollergirl?
if you live in Southeast Wales then get your arse to this!!/event.php?eid=127109830696114

Multimedia Treats

Here are some pics of our last bout

And here are some awesome shorts about derby that you can watch online for free!

AND the full length HELL ON WHEELS  - a documentary about the rebirth of roller derby in Texas in 2001 and the hard work and tough times everyone involved went through so that we can now play this awesome sport. It's long but it's so worth watching.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Back on wheels

I went to training tonight! It was awesome!! It was so good to be back. I practised some transitions, and did some endurance with my iPod on. I can remember how to skate, which is reassuring.

My eyes are now superficially healed, meaning the blurriness has gone but the epithelium (protective top layer) isn't 100% stable yet. My vision is a freaking superpower now!! I am so happy and impressed, just like everyone else who has had it done seems to be. It wasn't all plain sailing though. The type of procedure you need to have if you do contact sport involves removing part of the epithelium to access the cornea for surgery, and letting it grow back naturally so that it is more stable. This is the bit that hurts. Quite a lot.

Lots of things have been going on since I last posted, so here's a little run-down:


Wonderbrawl - We beat Birmingham Blitz Dames despite BB fouling out, Queen LaQueefah breaking her ankle and SianOfTheDead breaking her finger in 6 places! Go team!

First TBB tattoo!
Can't wait to see it finished, and neither can Sian. Good use of off-skate injury time.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Missing out...

So I had laser eye surgery on Thursday (27th Jan) and healing didn't go to plan so I'm still chilling and being looked after back at the parental pad. I can't complain really, I'm going to have 20/20 vision or better at some stage. It has been pretty painful though and I still can't see that well.

Things for the Brawlers are going much better though! Tonight the team will be visited by Ivanna S. Pankin (owner of Sin City Skates) and Trish the Dish, who together started the Sin City Rollergirls in Las Vegas!! HOLY SHIT! I'm a bit gutted I won't even be able to watch, I won't lie. I'm missing out on seeing real roller derby legends in the flesh, but enough about that.

They have also awesomely offered to bench/line-up manage in the forthcoming second TBB travel team bout on Sunday (which I will also miss) against Birmingham Blitz Dames in the double header Wonderbrawl, so that will be explosive. Good luck girls.

And the home bout cogs are turning again, this time we will be holding our intraleague debut. I seriously can't wait to get a bout under my belt. Roll on April!