Tag: Flash Bo-Dash


The Smell Scale from Ugh to AGGGHHHHH!

Posted on 10th August, by Flash Bo-Dash in Roller Derby. 3 Comments

Something I have been toying with recently is Flash Bo-Dashs’ Derby Dictionary! This blog features my first two words……… expect many more creations that pop up in my ever expanding world of Derby, in my future blogs……

In context: – “That was a real Gummy Worm Moment”

e.g.

Vampira says to Flash at a training session when talking of playing Micro Derby.

Flash: Ooooo is that like Subbuteo where we have mini Derby players that we move around on a mini track wearing mini helmets and hot pants?

Vampy replies: No Flash.. (Grins) it’s where we use 3 blockers instead of 4 if we don’t have enough players training that was another one of your real Gummy Worm Moments (wets herself laughing)

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So my first taster of Roller Derby went down like a treat, a very sweet treat! Imagine knickerbocker glory … Read More »



Zombies, Hip Checks and Gummy Worms

Posted on 3rd August, by Flash Bo-Dash in Roller Derby Skater. 1 Comment

I arrived under the darkness of night on a cold damp evening. It was 12th March 2012, the day after my 36th Birthday. Schools in the dark always freaked me out. Normally full of noise and hustle and bustle but an empty school always feels slightly lonely and more than a bit un nerving and scary! In my last blog I mentioned that I fully expected to get jumped on by Zombies from the corners of the dark corridors! I was on red alert for when this happened.

So far all I had found were girls climbing out of cars with various bags, looking as if they were going on holiday. Surely a pair of Roller Derby skates weren’t that big! I was soon to learn that a pair of skates is just the beginning of the kit you need in … Read More »



The Start of Something Big…My Derby Life

Posted on 27th July, by Flash Bo-Dash in Roller Derby Skater. 4 Comments

So, we’ve established that I LOVE skating and have done for many years.

Cool skinny jeans, Not so cool haircut!

Now it’s time to tell you where it’s taken me recently. Little did I know on that fateful morning when I discovered S.W.A.T (The South West Angels of Terror) on Google, it was to take my life in a new direction. Even I didn’t know the magnitude of the impact it would have on my life. Not only was there an impact but a spectacular explosion that sprouted fireworks, stars, whizzes, bangs and all things bright, positive and sparkly!

So now I have found them, what am I going to do about it???? The thought filled me with excitement but mostly fear. What do I do? How do I do it? Who do I contact? And above all what do I … Read More »



Dash Does Derby!: The Blog of a Rookie Derby Skater

Posted on 19th July, by Flash Bo-Dash in Roller Derby. 2 Comments

When someone approaches you to write a blog, on something that has become the biggest thing in your life… in less than 5 months, my reaction was quite simply to nearly explode with excitement!

Then I realised I had to actually start writing it…………where to start!? Well I decided, at the beginning might be good!

It was my Birthday, March 11th 2012. I woke up with the joys of Spring about to enjoy a Chips and Builders Tea brunch on the seafront (no doubt with the seagulls sharing) with some of my closest friends. That morning something else happened to me. I discovered S.W.A.T on google.

I’d been skating outside for years because of my passion for roller skating and have done since I was 6 years old. We moved from a … Read More »





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