Welcome to my little slice of the internet…
I’m a Londoner, a world-traveller, a photographer, writer and lover of earl grey tea and Grey’s Anatomy. I spent all of 2019 living out a smelly backpack and wearing elephant hippy pants non-ironically. We travelled across Australia, New Zealand and lots of Asia and it was categorically the best decision I ever made. We drove a Tuktuk around Sri Lanka, ate street food in Amritsar and relished island life in Thailand. From camper van life to becoming an advanced scuba-diver, to proving to myself that yes, I really can chase my dreams and turn anywhere in the world into my office. It was EPIC.
Now I live in leafy south-west London, though I seem to do a pretty good job of never actually spending any time in my own home. I still travel very regularly. My aim is to make my way through life with my camera in hand, stopping intermittently for snacks, obviously.
In December 2019, shortly after arriving home from our around the world trip, we suffered a missed miscarriage. It rocked me in every way possible and broke my heart like nothing ever before. Ultimately, losing my baby changed my perspective and now I’m determined to make it the reason that I can and I will, whatever that might look like.
On this blog you will find everything from travel guides to money tips to what skincare I fawn over and which books I’m reading.
I want you to leave my blog and my Instagram feeling like you could do it too. I am not a millionaire, I do not come from family money, I did not live at home in order to afford my trip. I worked hard, I saved harder and I live and travel on a budget.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey of a lifetime (I promise that’s the only time I’ll use the ‘j word’).
Did you know I run an online book club? It’s FABULOUS. We’re 6000+ members strong and we even met for cake and prosecco in December. The dream.
More on me…
I moved to London when I was 18 and spent a year folding jeans in John Lewis, frying my brain cells in the World’s Most Boring Office Job (dressed like ‘a cheap air hostess’ no less, according to the charming clientele) and finally au pairing for a summer in Barcelona. Fast forward 6 years and I have a degree in Law & Anthropology from LSE, run my own successful business in blogging and social media content creation and basically make it my aim to spend as little time actually in the UK as possible.
I’m fiercely loyal, the one you come to for tough love, about 10 minutes late everywhere I go no matter how hard I try not to be and really good at finding situation-appropriate gifs. I’ve been known to cry in public when I see a cute French Bulldog, I love getting stuck into a really good series with an insane amount of seasons (Gilmore Girls, Friends, Grey’s Anatomy, Suits…) and I am the self-proclaimed Queen of Baths.