The F Word

feminism /ˈfɛmɪnɪz(ə)m/ noun the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. – This is the Oxford Dictionary definition of feminism. Equality of the sexes. That’s it. – The first time that I can remember being treated differently for being a girl was when I was 8 years old. My…

A Welsh Summer

You might think I’m lying, but summer in Pembrokeshire has become one of my favourite things in the world. I’ve always lived by the sea, but in a small seaside town, winters can be quiet and (sometimes) pretty bleak. Dark stormy nights become rainy grey days, the winds can be bitterly cold and no one…

THE ONLY GIRL – ISSUE 67

✨SO EXCITED to share that my images and an article I wrote have been published in the latest issue of SurfGirl Magazine (!!!) – This magazine has been a source of inspiration to me for years, especially as a teenager, and encouraged me to stick at surfing as a young girl. The beautiful images and…

Sunrise in Hiriketiya

The surf culture in the sleepy southern province of Sri Lanka is something I’ve been wanting to capture since my first trip here in 2018. Setting my alarm to 5:30, I headed out one morning to a little cove over the headland. My aim was to catch the morning surfers in the magical dawn light before…

Have (some) money, will travel

Have you ever wanted to do something or go somewhere but it’s never actually materialised into anything? Was it because of being too afraid of the risks? Or that you may have to do it alone? Or of the possibility that something could go wrong? I know I have, hasn’t everyone!? Holding back from doing…

A Different Kind Of Christmas

“Do your research. Read labels. Buy less. Buy local. And support brands that care.” Christmas is coming, we’re in the countdown stage and already some enthusiastic neighbors have excessive neon lights and decorations blinding you from their sitting room windows. ‘Tis the season to be jolly (although slightly annoying). Christmas is less than 4 weeks…

Get The Boys A Lift

I recently wrote an article for a local newspaper called The Western Telegraph about Get The Boys A Lift, a not for profit organization based here in Pembrokeshire helping local and national mental health organizations (and if you haven’t already heard of them, where have you been?!)   The organization was set up in 2016…

How do you measure success?

It’s funny how the more and more I talk to different people about success, the more I dislike the word and wonder how this “thing” can be categorized at all. Success is COMPLETELY different to each and every one of us. Take a minute to think about it. What comes to mind when you hear…

1 Year Post-Uni…

So, today marks exactly a year since my graduation from Falmouth. I wanted to write a little post about the past year (almost a year since I began this blog too), mainly for myself…to look back on what has happened over the past 12 months, and just because it’s always good to check in with yourself…

Self Love Club

Hello from Sri Lanka (and a bandaged together Ellie) 👋🏼 I’ve been travelling for 3 months now and mostly it’s been pretty much plain sailing. Yes we’ve had ups and downs, things haven’t happened as we’d planned and we’ve had to miss out or not do things that we thought. There’s been the occasional missed…