Hi there! Since you’re curious enough to want to know more about me, here’s a little introduction to me and Joli House.
I’ve blogged since 2013, and after much deliberation I decided to go with ‘lifestyle’ as a category – personal style, travel and experiences, crafty things I’ve made, fitness, general ramblings about day to day life… I like to keep my options open. I would say expect everything but the kitchen sink, but I’ve blogged about the dining room table before now so wouldn’t rule it out.
I live in Lancashire in North West England but travel as often as possible. Short, spontaneuous trips are my favourite. City breaks, solo trips, adventure travel… you name it, I’m up for it. Travel posts are some of my absolute favourites to write in a personal, chatty way (and always with 50 million photos).
Alongside blogging, I’m mid way through an Astronomy and Planetary Sciences degree with the Open University. I’m a total geek, but I like my artsy stuff too. I’ve designed my own knitwear and published my own patterns since age 12 – more on that here. I was also an Ambassador and Vlogger for Tomorrow’s Engineers for #TEWeek15, a campaign run by EngineeringUK aiming to attract more young people – particularly girls – into science, technology, engineering and maths.
The majority of images on Joli House are taken by my photographer mum (yes, I’m very lucky!) or myself, using a Canon 7D, 400D, or as of November 2015, a Canon Powershot G7X. More recently I’ve started working with different photographers, as in 2016 I started modelling and sometimes share test shoot images on here too.
One of my absolute favourite aspects of blogging is getting to know my readers, and I LOVE reading your comments. I reply to every single one, both on the blog and directly via email. Of course there’s always social media too, so give me a shout on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Youtube if you fancy.