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Where are you from?
I’m from Stratford Upon Avon, a small historic town in England. It’s famous for being the birthplace of Shakespeare. In fact, I used to work in the gift shop of his home during my University summer holidays!
How old are you?
As I’m writing this (2021), I’m 25!
Where’s your favourite destination?
This is such a difficult question to answer. Devon, England has a very special place in my heart. I’ve spent a week or two there almost every summer for as long as I can remember. It’s definitely a very calming place for me and really feels like home.
However, I also completely fell in love with Iceland. It was even better than I’d imagined. The natural beauty there completely blew me away and I’m so excited to go back again one day soon! I’ve written a couple of blogposts about Iceland, so make sure to check them out if you’re planning your own trip there (which you absolutely should!).
When did you live in London?
I lived in London for about 4 years during my university days. I actually started out studying Law at University College London. It wasn’t for me an I knew in my heart that what I really should have applied for was English. So, after a year, I dropped out and started an English degree at King’s College London.
It was the best decision of my life. I loved my degree with my whole heart and would love to go back one day to do a Master’s!
As a student in London, I got really good at spotting a deal, so I’m the girls to go for if you’re looking for cheap or free things to do in the city!
I’m a firm believe that London is the best city in the world. It’s so vibrant and exciting – you’ll never be bored!
Why did you leave London?
I moved home towards the end of my final year of university after my mum was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. This is a deadly disease with no cure. All of the muscles in your body slowly stop working until you become paralysed, often you’re also unable to speak (although this wasn’t the case for my mum, thankfully).
My mum needed full time care to help her do absolutely everything, so I became her carer, along with my dad and sister. It was the most heartbreaking and difficult thing I’ve ever done. It completely exhausted me, both physically and emotionally, but it was also incredibly rewarding and definitely the thing I’m most proud of.
I’m currently training to walk the length of the UK in the summer of 2021, which should take a couple of months so quite the adventure! You can find out more about my mum’s story and the walk here.
I’ve also written a blogpost about all the things I learnt from being a carer.
Did you study abroad?
I did! I studied abroad the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. It was one of the best experiences of my life and hugely shaped me as both a traveller and a person. I’d highly recommend studying abroad to absolutely everyone who has the opportunity – it’s incredible!
What app do you use to edit your Instagram photos?
I almost exclusively use my own presets on Lightroom!