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Hello. I’m Lucy.

A. ME!

Writing an “About me” page may be one of the hardest pages I’ve written on this blog. How on earth do I convince you that I’m wonderful/funny/interesting/fantastic/<insert more positive adjectives here> and that you should follow my blog…  without sounding totally egotistic?

I’ll give it a go.

(And if I convince you, please feel more than free to sign up to receive this blog by email! You’ll find this on the right hand of every page. Hurrah!)

About Me:

I’m Lucy. I’m half English, half American, a little bit Swedish and a little bit Irish. I’m not very good at fractions.


Me with a hilarious penis necklace.

I graduated from Bournemouth University in 2009 with a degree in Journalism and Media Communication… completely and utterly perplexed as to what I wanted to do and totally unsure of my passions in life. So, I ignored the voice in my head that said “You’ll definitely end up homeless, you clueless idiot” and instead got a job in a bar. I realise that it’s not common etiquette to admit you hear voices (and rather impolite ones) but I’m sure I’ll admit to far worse things in the blog.

For the next four years I lived a mixture of work, travel and writing. It took me four years to realise that my passions were writing and travelling. I guess I’m a little bit slow.

But with the Eureka moment that writing and travelling were my passions came the next voice “Hey, why don’t you dust off that travel blog you used to keep and give it a little love?” And so, Lucy’smilesaway was officially born.

Me with a human disco ball.

Me with a human disco ball.

It’s hard to describe myself (apart from being wonderful/funny/interesting/fantastic of course), but I like to think that I’m open, curious, spontaneous and interested in everyone around me. Having said that, it’s obviously great fun to be gloriously judgmental and post all of my scathing thoughts on this blog. Haha.

Me, learning how to play the UFO

Me, learning how to play the UFO

Oh, and I think sometimes I can be waaaaay too easily pleased:

Utter delight in my sunglasses matching this rubbish bin

Utter delight in my sunglasses matching this rubbish bin

Utter delight in this gigantic prawn

Utter delight in this gigantic prawn

About this blog:

The blog was originally set up for me to brag tell family and friends about my six month visit to India in 2012.  Well, I went, I wandered and I fell in love with it.

And when I came home for a while to make some more money, the blog sat there unloved and neglected. I continued to travel – Europe, more of the USA, but in reality spent much more time getting drunk enjoying the local culture than actually writing.

Me. Delighted, apparently.

Me. Delighted, apparently.

And then, with the aforementioned Eureka moment, I decided to fall back in love with writing. And so here this blog is. I try to include a mixture of travel tales, thoughts and opinions and the odd occasional bit of humour.

Super. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this blog. Please feel free to comment, question and share. I love a chat.

If you’d like to hire me or would like me to guest post on your site, then please feel free to hit the “Contact Me” section – I’m often available for all sorts of writing-based projects. Equally if you’re interested in collaborating on this site, I’m also interested in hearing your thoughts. Lets talk!

If you’ve made it this far, congratulations. I’ll reward you with some of my favourite, most popular posts – You’re welcome!

Lucy xx

12 Responses to Hello. I’m Lucy.

  1. Coffee with a slice of Life February 23, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    I love how Sushi has to be mentioned in every post, and the bit about impersonating accents!! i love you

    • lucysmilesaway March 8, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

      Hehehehe, it defines me as a person. Sushi is part of my soul hahahahha. Love you long tiiiiiiiime xxxx

  2. Joella J March 9, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Hi Lucy, I just found your blog and I love it. Am I being stupid or can I not comment on your posts?

    • Joella J March 9, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      Oh yes, I was just being stupid…Got it! :-)

    • lucysmilesaway March 9, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

      Glad you found it! WordPress might be playing up! X

  3. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank you so much, However I am having problems with your RSS.
    I don’t know why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting the same RSS problems?

    Anyone that knows the answer can you kindly respond?

    • Lucy from Lucy's Miles Away May 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

      Thank you so much! I’ll look into the RSS issue tomorrow morning and let you know! Thanks so much for letting me know too! xx

  4. Raphael Alexander Zoren May 29, 2014 at 12:32 am #

    Nice meeting you Lucy! Safe travels! :)

    • Lucy from Lucy's Miles Away May 29, 2014 at 11:55 am #

      Wonderful to meet you too – I am an absolutely gigantic fan of your blog, so it’s a bit like a celebrity saying hello. How nice!
      Safe travels to you! :)

  5. aaanchalk June 24, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    Glad to foind your blog. I am a passionate traveller too, so I love reading about travel tales.
    I am your follower now. Keep writing and sharing.


  6. scottfsmunro January 27, 2015 at 11:39 am #

    Great website Lucy! Got any plans on where you’re going to travel next?

  7. Will February 4, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

    This is definitely one of the most original ‘about me’ pages I have read. Kudos to you, I was amused consistently :)

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