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Mother of  talented artist Jasmine and  team rider for RRD Kiteboarding Tom, Anna Seager is the founder of founder of Little Crab Designs. Interview of mother and children, all very much into surfing and kite surfing!

Jasmine & Tom

What is your big dream? Jasmine: To be an artist or a guitarist – Tom: To be a professional kitesurfer

Who is the strongest person in the world? Tom: Me!

What do you want to be when you grow up? Jasmine: An artist – Tom: A professional kitesurfer

Who do you admire? Jasmine: Ben E. King (wrote the song “Stand by Me”) – Tom: Mo Farah

If you would be an artist who would you like to be? Jasmine: Georgia O’Keefe

What is the best thing in life? Jasmine: Surfing – Tom: Kitesurfing

Are you scared of anything? Jasmine: Death no one knows what it’s like – Tom: Heights – because they’re high!

What makes you laugh?  Jasmine: My friends – Tom: My sister when she is being silly

Your favourite films, books, apps? Jasmine: Books The Gone Series by Michael Grant – Tom: Film Jonny English Reborn, I don’t like reading

Something you did recently that you really loved? Jasmine:  I played the guitar at my grandparents golden wedding anniversary party in front of 150 people – Tom: I came 2nd in both the 1500m and the 4x100m relay at the County Athletics meeting last week.

The best holidays you ever had? Jasmine: We went to Gwithian, Cornwall surfing last summer – it was great surf and sunshine every day and we are going back this summer – Tom: Our last holiday to Nabq, Egypt – we have been many times but the last time the weather was perfect and I improved my kitesurfing so much

A place that you would dream to visit? Jasmine:  Venice because it looks beautiful – Tom: Brazil – because I want to go kiting there

Your favorite belonging? Jasmine: My guitar – Tom: Boba –my pet leopard gecko lizard

The next item you would so dearly love to get? Jasmine: A cappo for my guitar – Tom:  Another lizard for Boba to play with

If you had a magic wand, what would you do with it right now?  Jasmine: Stop all the bullying – Tom:  Turn my sister into a frog!

Anna

A place you saw when you were a child, and that made its mark on you?  The North Norfolk Coast – we used to spend all my childhood summer holidays here – at Burnham Overy Staithe.  It’s a beautiful unspoilt part of the English coastline and the beaches are huge.  I still try to go back there now with my kids but there is no surf being on the North Sea so we tend to go to Cornwall now instead.

The place you love near your home? The beach!! It’s 200ms from our front door – we spend a lot of time there!

Where do you dream to go for your next family holiday? Brazil…I hear the kitesurfing is great there!

A film or cultural event that you saw recently and that staid with you?  The Olympics in London last year – my mum got tickets for me and the kids to go see the athletics and we saw Jessica Ennis and Bolt amongst others – it was a magical day

The film that you love to see with the whole family?  Forrest Gump – inspirational and some great messages in it for the kids

The book on your bedside table? The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window

The children’s brands your cherish? Not so much children’s brands these days – Hollister, Element, Vans, Fat Face, Roxy, Billabong

Last thing you bought for your child?  A new 5m kitesurfing kite for Tom!

Favourite pieces in your child’s wardrobe? Tom: has a lovely new Element hoodie in a great silvery blue colour and Jasmine: got given a tie die Hollister t-shirt that I want!

What do you buy online? We buy everything online – I am not a great shopper – too busy working or playing on the beach – our favourite online clothes shop would be Surfdome – we spend lots here at the moment J

The online destinations that inspire you?  Pinterest – this pinboard website is brilliant – for work – for personal – for everything – love the whole concept

The purchase that changed your life?  Buying my Shinn Toyboy last year!! (this is a kiteboard designed specially for women – and it is such a smooth ride – I have improved lots since riding it)

Do you have a big dream and if so what is it?  That my children grow up happy and confident people

Something that you did in your childhood that you makes you laugh today? I was at boarding school and one night before sports day, when all the parents were coming into school the next morning, my friends and I snuck out of our dorm and wrapped the entire statue centerpiece in the school driveway with toilet paper and turned it into a mummy!  They never did find out who did it either!

Something that made you laugh out loudly recently?  My father’s speech at his recent golden wedding anniversary party.