Get to know us A-Z!!

After reading Steph's A-Z, from Hello Steph, we couldn't resist giving it ago. You know we love our lists and we thought it would be a fun little challenge to try and come up with things you may not already know! We are going to try and think outside the box for this one and we hope you enjoy! :)
A // America. 
We moved to America 6, nearly 7, years ago now to pursue our dreams of becoming professional wrestlers. As much as we miss England every single day, we can't forget how lucky we are for all the adventures we have had and continue to go on while living here.

B // British.
We are extremely proud to be British. The older we get and the longer we are away from home, the more we appreciate our small hometown, the fact that we can walk everywhere and traditional British Grub. It wasn't always this way though, when we first moved to the states to wrestle, we were completely taken in with America, the size, the food, the fun, but over the years it's safe to say, there really is no place like home.

C // Chris.
If you didn't know already we are both married to a Chris and our brother is also a Chris. We have quite a few friends called Chris too and there just seems to be something about the name Chris. Chris Evans anyone? :p

D // Driving Tests.
Considering we grew up going to car shows and going on plenty of road trips and having a car fanatic for a Dad, we weren't all that enthusiastic about driving, and it took us until we were around 22 to actually buckle down, have lessons and not freak out about taking the wheel! :p So Kelly passed her driving test second time round and I proceeded to go on a disorganized rollercoaster ride of having to schedule my theory twice, keep your documents safe...you need them to take the test...go figure! :p Then I passed my driving text on the third try...three times a charm, right?!

E // Early Years Education.
We both took a year off, after we finished high school, before we went to college to do Childcare. We are proud of our qualification and are happy that our mum didn't just settle with our "Mum we're going to be wrestlers" plea. As much as qualifications and times are changing, we worked very hard and are proud of the one we have. As stressful and tiring as working with kids can be, something we feel teachers really don't get enough credit for, we stand by it being one of the best and most rewarding jobs there is.

F // Fitness.
Fitness has always been a huge part of our lives. We were always doing sports as kids and when we got into wrestling, the gym became a apart of our daily routines. Over the past year or so I have really stepped up my fitness game and love working out, but you can read more about that in last weeks fitness journey post!

G // Girl Guides.
Along with the many sports clubs we went to, we are also graduates of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. Although we're not really sure we ever got to the end of Guides. For some reason, we didn't say boo to a goose at school, but at Guides we were always in the kitchen getting told of for laughing at the wrong time, not listening or talking when we shouldn't be. Hey, every teenager has to rebel at some point right? We just chose to do it at Girl Guides! :p We did go on some cool camping trips with Guides though, where we met many interesting people from all over the world. We even learnt how to make our own fires and fondue in the Guide hall parking lot, can't say you do that every Wednesday night!

H // Holidays.
We love the holidays, especially Christmas. Just the thought of the decorations, the tree, the food, the adverts, the songs..ugh just typing all that is giving us happy butterflies. It's the best time of year and we never get tired of it. Christmas spirit and the atmosphere at the time of year may be the best thing ever. Are we right?
I // Italy. 
We could quite literally talk about Italy and our Nanna and Grandad forever. Thinking about it, they are probably the most influential people in our lives. We get our love of food from them, as well as our passion and the understanding that it's the little things in life that count. We constantly dream of Italy and consider ourselves incredibly lucky that it's in our blood.

J // Jenny.
We know we said we would try and think of things that you didn't know, but in writing this it really brings out what's at the forefront of our minds when looking at the letters. There isn't a day that goes by where we don't think about our "little sister." One day we may actually stop saying little, as she's nearly 23, what can we say? She'll always be our "little sister." She's the smartest, funniest most wonderful sister (getting better) we could ever have asked for.

K // Kindle.
We always said we wouldn't get Kindles, as we love the feel of a book, the colourful covers and adding them to our bookshelves, but after we both got gifted a Kindle we quickly fell in love. Thanks to our Kindles we now know so many wonderful authors, that we would never have found out about or read their work otherwise. That my friends would have been a travesty!! The likes of Rebecca Raisin, Holly Martin, Jenny Oliver, Jennifer Joyce, the list could go on on and on and doesn't bare thinking about. Granted now you can get a lot of these authors books in adorable paperbacks but if it wasn't for our Kindles to begin with, well, we would have been missing out for sure.

L // Languages.
We did French in high school for 5 years but besides the odd word have nothing to show for it. We always wished we could have taken Italian. Jen took French, Spanish and Latin at her school and as a result is much better with Italian and with her accent. Spanish and Italian are very similar. After years of being mad and blaming our mum for not speaking to us in Italian all the time as kids, and for always saying "one day we will learn" we finally got our butts into gear and started practicing with Nanna and Grandad, as well as taking up Rosetta Stone, which is awesome, and most recently DuoLingo. We find we understand Nanna and Grandad a lot more and slowly but surely are finally getting somewhere with it.

M // Mandy.
I believe we've touched on our beloved teddies in an older post but i'm not sure how much information we divulged. I'll let Lucy tell you about hers, but mine is a dog called Mandy who I have had since I was christened. I received her from a lovely lady who lived next door to our Nanna Knott and I have loved her ever since. Even at 28 years old, she goes everywhere with me and I mean everywhere. It's strange though because I wasn't as obsessed with her as a child the same way Lucy was with Nobby, my love seems to have grown with age. I couldn't imagine not having her and would probably freak out completely if anything happened to her. She is like my pet and as weird as it may sound, she is apart of me.

N // Nobby.
As Kelly touched on above, we received our precious teddies when we were christened. They both looked exactly the same back then and now, well, not so much. For some reason Kelly took hers to a be a dog and for me Nobby has always been a bear, hence my love of bears. Mandy was named after our Nanna and Grandads dog and Nobby came about because I loved the show 'Noddy' but couldn't pronounce it quite right. If you ever struggle in telling us a apart in childhood photos, you can usually just look for Nobby. He came everywhere with me, gymnastics, nursery, school, the hospital. He's basically been my ride or die since day one.

O // One Minute.
We were born one minute apart and contrary to popular belief, we aren't actually identical. We have our days when we can look very similar but to us we look like "chalk and cheese" as our mother would say. Looking back at baby pictures though, we would probably think we were identical, as back then we looked exactly the same and can never tell who's who in old photos.

P // Passion.
If you haven't gathered by now. When we love something, we looooovvvvvee it whole heartedly. We will talk about it. A LOT. Be it a book, a band, a movie, a song, a food item, family. We just can't help it. We like to think that because this "thing" makes us happy then it can make others happy too, so why not share? We know we aren't always going to like the same things as everyone but if you don't put yourself out there then you will never find the people that do. Like the saying goes. Happiness is better shared.

Q // Questionnaires. 
When we were younger, every few months we would get Twin questionnaires from a university who specialized in Twin Studies. Nowadays, we could talk for days about being Twins and how much we love it, but back then we specifically remember always thinking it was such a pain. Mum would sit us down at different times and read all these questions to us, that would make us think. More often than not there was a "Aww Mum can we just do it later?" or a "I don't know Mum!" She would always tell us that it was important and we were helping people. We'd love to see what results the university got and what information they accumulated.

R // Route 66.
In 2014 we went on the trip of a lifetime with our Dad and Jen. We completed the famous Route 66 from start to finish in 2 weeks for Jen's 21st birthday. We can not even begin to describe how awesome it was, the history, the driving, the sights, the quality family time, it was just amazing. Sometimes we can't even believe we actually did it. You can see and read more about our trip here and here.
S // Synchronized Swimming.
Yes you read that right. When we were little, our Mum enrolled us in everything. We took swimming lessons from the age of 5, followed by rookie life guarding, followed by, yep, synchronized swimming. Looking back it was a lot of fun. We definitely have the utmost respect for the professionals as it isn't easy. We will never listen to Robbie William's "Rock DJ" ever again without doing the hand movements we did in the water for that routine.

T // Trampolining. 
Another club we went to and a sport we did for a good 8 years growing up. This took us all over the country and we did a lot of competitions including a few years at the commonwealth games. This was our "serious" sport, we did classes 4 times a week until we no longer enjoyed ourselves and the fun wore off. We did take it up again a few years ago for one night a week and it was nice getting back into it...just like riding a bike!
U // Universal Studios.
We have quite a lot of cool memories from Universal Studios but today we're talking about it being the place where we first preformed for TNA wrestling. It was a big day for us and the culmination of our time on TNA's first reality TV show "British Bootcamp." It was funny being behind the scenes at the theme park. We kept having to run from the sound stage to the dressing room in our ring gear while there was a huge line of people waiting to go in the Haunted Houses for Halloween. We think we got more peculiar looks than the Zombies. It was an amazing experience to be preforming on the same show as our idol Jeff Hardy and after a week of hectic travelling it was definitely worth it. You can see the match we had on YouTube here!

V // Venice.
Our Auntie Guiseppina lives in a town called Padova which is about 25 miles west of Venice. When we were about 16, we took a trip to see her and went to Venice for 1 day. We didn't truly appreciate the history and architecture of the place back then so we would love to go again. It is a dream of our to one day visit all of Italy and with our family there we have the perfect excuse. Our Auntie Guiseppina is wonderful, we so look forward to the day we can visit her and cook with her.

W// Wrestling. 
So not too outside the box but a huge part of our lives. We wrestled for 9 years and will always be wrestlers at heart. Nowadays we still love watching it and learning. We love watching NXT and if AJ Styles or New Day comes on Raw, you know we will be watching. :)
X // X-Games.
There was a brief time in our lives when we had our hearts set on competing in the XGames, that dream was all but fleeting when we couldn't even Ollie our curb. We loved skateboarding and spent a summer trying to hone our skills. Alas it was to no avail. To put it simply...we were terrible. We did manage to go down a small skate ramp once though...winning!

Y // YouTube.
We've been on YouTube for just over a year now and are having so much fun with it. We tried a few years ago to film some episodes but things weren't clicking and we chickened out. After I'd spent 8 months away from Luc in Florida, we decided to give it another go once I was back in Kentucky and we have kept it up ever since. We love the creative outlet it brings and getting to entertain (hopefully) with our goofy ways.

Z // Zachary Levi.
 Zachary Levi, although really, what more can we say about the guy? Besides the fact that he never fails to make us smile. If you haven't already, you should really check out Lucy's magical Christmas fairy tale of the day her two absolutely wonderful sisters sent her to New York city, to watch his first Broadway show, which lead to her meeting him...it's a real heart warmer!!! ;)

So there you have it, a complete A-Z of yours trulies! :p Be sure to check out Steph's and we encourage everyone to have a go themselves! :)

Have an awesome day!
Love Lucy and Kelly xx

7 comments :

  1. I never knew "trampolining" was a thing. Learn something new everyday and it was neat finding out more about you both.

    Take care!

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    1. Happy to teach you something new! haha! Yeah it is actually now an Olympic sport too! :) Thank you for reading! xx

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  2. Oh my! A smart way for me to know you better! Nice that you used alphabets. You sure got an exciting life. xx

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  3. This is so cool! I definitely learned a lot about you girls. Guess what? I did trampolining too!! Not competitively, but I lived on my tramp growing up so I started getting lessons. I'm also watching Chuck as I write this, love Zac so much :) You girls are so inspirational with how much passion you have and with always following your dreams. Can't wait to see what you do next!
    Steph x.

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    1. Haha, that's awesome Steph. We still do love to get on the trampoline and have a go, it was one of our favourite things to do! :) Zach really is just the best, we are getting super excited for Nerd HQ this year, one day we will actually go but for now we love streaming it! :) Thank you so much for the sweet words, that means so much to us, we really appreciate it! :) xxx

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  4. Absolutely loved reading this! You've inspired me to give it a try as well :)

    I didn't know you both are married to a Chris- that's pretty cool!

    You two always make me smile when you speak of what you are passionate about because I really get a sense of just how much you love something and that is so inspiring. Passion will get you everywhere in life. Your lives have been so interesting- your travels and your family life... it all seems so wonderful and I love hearing about them! It's so cool you have family in the UK as well as Italy. I often wish I had relatives in other countries.

    I also didn't know trampolining is a thing! How fun! I think I've only ever been on a trampoline once in my life.

    xxx

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    1. Aww thank you so much for reading Victoria. Can't wait to read yours! :) Yep, we have a Chris 1, 2 and 3 in our house! :p Thank you, that truly means a lot to us, it really does and makes us smile so much that you love to read what we write about. You are very right about passion too!
      Aww you should see Trampolining in the Olympics, they are fantastic! :) xxx

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