My Winter in England & An Admission

Drone shot of Snake Pass in the Peak District - I'm super proud of this one I know. Long time no see, eh? I'm ashamed to admit that I've been neglecting my blog a bit recently. Simply put, I've had a bit of writer's block. I've just not felt inspired to use this space. I'm… Read More

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Get to Know me! Life in England | Vlog

A bit of a different video today, folks! I want to stick to regular uploads on my blog but haven't been out of the country since Namibia. Instead of not uploading, I decided to put together a video of various excursions and footage taken from my home-country, England. It feels strange showing you a snippet… Read More

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Deer-Spotting in Tatton Park

A dark shadow fell across my body and I stifled a sigh. I turned my gaze towards the darkening sigh, disappointed to see the final rays of sun being concealed behind a thick blanket of cloud. Suddenly a mere T-shirt under my light-weight jacket didn't seem like a good idea. Oh why, oh why did… Read More

Friday, 20 April 2018

A Day at Little Moreton Hall

I've decided that I just don't see enough of my country. I often sit, daydreaming about being on holiday (like reminiscing about my recent trip to the Seychelles) when really there's just so much to do if only I got out the house more! This Saturday was different - I decided to go on an… Read More

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Freaked Out by Giant Moths in the Peak District

Adventure was calling once more. We purchased more camping supplies and fortunately, I did not have a meltdown in the shop again! Mainly because we knew what we wanted after being camping once already, in the beautiful Lake District. We put the finishing touches on our camping supplies and prepared to head off. Unfortunately, the… Read More

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Why I Encourage You to Explore Your Own Back-Yard

We all dream of flying far away. Let's face it, when we think of travelling, we certainly do not even consider staying in our home country. No! We crave different cultures, different climates and different wildlife. I'm probably exactly the same as you in wanting to book a plane ticket and fly to the opposite… Read More

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Why You Should Push Yourself out of Your Comfort Zone

This picture was scary to take. The ledge I was on was pretty narrow, but you wouldn't know that looking at the picture! I went on a very last-minute camping trip last weekend. It was an incredible experience filled with adventure and fun. However, I almost didn't go. Inside I was torn between having an… Read More

Friday, 16 June 2017

Last-Minute Camping in the Lake District

It started off as just a typical Saturday. Woke up, had breakfast, watched TV, went on my laptop, had lunch etc. The day was an exact replica of every other Saturday that I'd experienced recently. Work has been relentless, constantly asking me to go above and beyond with my abilities. So, when the weekend comes… Read More

Thursday, 15 June 2017

This Decision Changed My Life | Life Update

On Christmas day 2013, I had big news for my family. It wasn't exactly the Christmas present they were looking for, nor was it one that they were happy with. Before your mind starts to run away with you - no, I was not pregnant! I don't think my news surprised them either. I was… Read More

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Hi, I’m Ella – An Introduction

Hi, I'm Ella. This seems like a good place to start my blog. I'm actually sitting here writing this in 2017, not 2012 as the date on the post says. I back-date all my posts so they occur around the time that the actual events happened so you have a realistic perception on time-scales. The… Read More

Thursday, 16 February 2012