"A Northern Girl through and through" clareabee's Profile

The early years

I was born in Warrington in the North West of England. Warrington is located equidistance from the 2 major cities of Manchester and Liverpool.
My parents moved to the town from Liverpool before I was born, and despite 3 years away when I went off to university this is the place I always called home.

I am the oldest of 3 girls and have always been the bossy one....Its not my fault I was born first!

From a very young age I was always of the ilk what you see is what you get and I am as plain talking as they come - if you want an honest i answer I am the one people come to!

The university years

I went away from home for the first time in 1994 to University (Edge Hill in Ormskirk if anybody knows it.) I had never been away from home for any period of time and was worried as I was very close to my family.

I need not have worried I had a ball! - I made some great friends and really came out of my shell. I had always been rather quiet when I was at school and intimidated by many of my peers but realised whilst at Edge Hill that people really did like me - although I have always been a people person - they facinate me!

I read Human Geography so this afforded me many opportunities to travel to new places - including a number in the UK.

I loved my time studying and this was a very important time in my life. (shame that I still can't map read too well - everybody assumes that because I studied Geography I can!)

OK back to the real world!

So I graduated from university and time to get a job......I always vowed I would NEVER move back to Warrington but hey that was where my family and friends were so thats where I moved!

To the present day!

I have travelled to numerous places throughout Europe including Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy and other places throughout the world. I love to travel and explore new places....the only thing that stops me is time and money!

I have now reached the ripe old age of 36 and ok Warrington wouldn't be my dream destination but it is where my friends and family live, and the place I can call home :-)

I got married October 2011 to my amazing husband......people keep asking me what is it like being married? Well it is really no different before, it just means that I get to travel and see amazing places with my best friend and husband - its always much more fun seeing new things/places with somebody else.

Some of my favourite things

Ok so I have been thinking what are my favourite things, what makes me tick and what am I passionate about?

I love fashion, cosmetics and my hair! You will never see me without my make up on unless I am ill - I am always groomed (unless of course I am halfway up a mountain which does sometimes happen!)

I love my husband, family and friends and these are the centre of my universe.

My favourite drink is Champagne, prosecco or a cosmo - but will drink beer in belgium or germany! I also love a freshly brewed coffee or a good cup of good old English Tea! as well as a good old sunday roast. I love cheese and onion crisps and mini scotch eggs and vimto (a very northern drink!)

I love travel but never seem to have enough time or money to do everything I want!

New York, Berlin and Florence are my favourite cities to date - but there is always something wonderful wherever you visit! - my mum always told me you shouldn't have favourites - bit like children :-)

I love handbags (TK Maxx/TJ Maxx is a favourite hunting ground) and shoes - although go for comfort these days!

I love the many varied accents in the UK - for such a small place we have so many different ones - it is a wonderful place with such diverse cultures, buildings, cities etc.

2012

We have already packed in a 5 night break to NYC with our friends in February which was fantastic! - Berlin planned for our first wedding anniversary and hubby's birthday (it is the same day how is that for planning!) and hopefully a summer holiday somewhere hot with a pool we can chill out!

2011 was a year for alot of changes and things happening so hoping 2012 offers a bit more stability and time for travel!

2013 - so far Rome planned for early February - nothing else planned but we normally take a trip somewhere in October - the cost of travel seems to have really increased this year. Maybe looking at a visit to Budapest but who knows!!

The bucket list of places to see!

here is a list of places I have not yet seen but would love to.......may take me a while to get through them all!

Paris
Budapest
Prague
Malaysia
Memphis
New Orleans
San Francisco
Las Vegas
Boston
Canada
Peru
Venezuela
Austrailia
New Zealand

There are so many places and so little time!

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