Hi! I am Ellie, a 34-year-old English and Media graduate. I started blogging as I tried to make it into the big wide world of Journalism. I now do it alongside my role as a Digital Content Producer at Dogs Trust.
This blog began in 2012 when the company I had been working for as a Broadcast Journalist shut down and I needed somewhere to write about my greatest career experience so far; interviewing bands Backstage at Reading Festival.
I then continued to use it alongside the blogging I was doing as an Editorial Intern at Visit London.
Now I write about everything and anything I feel passionate about or personal experiences that I feel need to be documented. So thank you for coming to my tiny corner of the internet and taking the time to read my ramblings.
Get to know me…
I like nothing more than covering myself in glitter and dancing to live music in a field. I am trying to experience as many festivals as possible.
I love sitting on the beach – both in the UK and abroad – feeling the sand between my toes and watching as the waves roll in and gently break against the shore. It is most definitely my happy place. My dream is to live by the sea one day.
Dogs and elephants are my favourite animals.
I went to university in Bristol – although I haven’t lived there since I graduated, it’s my favourite city.
I love to travel – my favourite memories are the night we spent on Maya Bay in Ko Phi Phi, Thailand and volunteering with elephants in Sri Lanka.
I am passionate about changing negative opinions of Staffordshire bull terriers and showing that they are far from the ‘dangerous dogs’ they are often perceived to be.
My celebrity crush is Thierry Henry.
I enjoy getting lost in a good book, especially psychological thrillers. I am currently attempting to write my own.
Avicci’s ‘Wake Me Up’ is one of my favourite songs, I was lucky enough to see him perform not long after it was released and it was as epic as expected.
I write to live and live to write. I seem to do my best writing in my head when I am unable to write it down – in the shower, while I’m swimming, as I begin drifting off to sleep – this is when you’ll usually see a glow from my phone as I fill my notes with ideas.
I spend most of my days tired because my nights are spent sleepwalking.