About

Hi!

Thanks for visiting Travel with Molly. I think this is where I’m supposed to tell you all about myself – and my blog – so here we go…..

By day I’m a bookseller. Hard job but someone still has to do it! By night I’m a writer, photographer, and professional dreamer with a passion for seeing – and sharing – the world around me. A lot of my childhood was spent moving around and travelling, and I took my first trip abroad aged 4. It gave me a wanderlust bug that I’ve never really recovered from! A serious illness in my late teens and early twenties left me largely unable to travel, but now that I’ve hit the grand old age of thirty, I’m making up for lost time.

I currently live in Northern England, and travel a lot within Europe – I love the culture, the art, the history, the varied landscapes and cities, the beaches, and the fact that it’s so close and easy for me to get to! But I’d never say no to venturing further afield. If you’re curious as to where I’d love to go, take a look at the Weekend Wanderlust series – guaranteed to give you (and me) itchy feet.

My camera is probably my most treasured possession, and it comes just about everywhere. I started this blog as a way of documenting my travels through photography – generally, I’m a very visual person – but occasionally I attempt the odd bit of travel writing too. Just humour me, it doesn’t happen very often.

So…..anything else you need to know? Probably not, but for those of you who like to know a few more personal details about the girl behind the lens, here’s a few random facts to keep you happy.

I love art, despite the fact that I can’t even draw a straight line. I seek out galleries and artists wherever I go (easy in Europe, it seems – you almost trip over them) and I could probably stock the shop at the Louvre with all the art books I’ve picked up along the way.

My ambition in life is to live by the ocean. Or at least near enough that I can walk there every day. It’s a slight problem, since my ‘second home’ – the place that’s taken the biggest piece of my heart and refuses to give it back – is Paris, and the Seine isn’t quite the same…..

I have a really, really sweet tooth. Occasionally, I have been known to eat cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner (Marie Antoinette comes to mind……)

I have a cat. Also called Molly, which gets very confusing, but she arrived as a teeny kitten with that name and wouldn’t answer to anything else. She’s very pretty, very spoilt, thinks she’s a human, and is a terrible mouse-catcher (fortunately, I guess, for the homeless mouse family that’s settled in the garden shed).

I’m a vegetarian, through necessity rather than any kind of moral choice – I genuinely cannot stand the taste or texture of meat.

I have a tattoo of the Hebrew word ‘mizpah’, which means ‘a deep emotional connection to someone you are separated from by physical distance or death’ (trust the English language to use fifteen words where one would do…..). For me, that person is my dad, who sadly isn’t around to see what his seventh-birthday gift of a little Fuji camera has led to.

 

On the beach

 

Now that your curiosity’s satisfied, go take a look around the site – I love hearing from my readers, so questions / comments / feedback / suggestions are always welcome. This blog is a journey……come and join me!

 

22 replies »

  1. Hi Molly,

    I enjoy reading your blog! I’m looking forward to connecting with you on Twitter! Can’t wait to read more about your journey.

  2. I can completely relate to your passion for seeing the world around you. Good luck withe everything and I hope the cats and mouse don’t turn on each other. Happy travels.

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