Rosie

girlinawe.com is where I share rambles about my life, travels, and adventures into becoming more sustainable and eco-friendly.

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Two weeks of living in Edinburgh | 7 things I’ve learned

Two weeks of living in Edinburgh | 7 things I’ve learned

Today marks two weeks since we moved up to Edinburgh and it still doesn’t feel entirely real; it feels like we’re on … View Post
How to survive your third year of university

How to survive your third year of university

Before I started my third year of university, I heard from two former students who had just finished the same course. They had two … View Post
Girl In Awe Blog Refresh & Tips for refreshing your blog

Girl In Awe Blog Refresh & Tips for refreshing your blog

Like every other blog (or so it seems) at the moment, the time has come for Girl In Awe to have a little refresh … View Post
How Vancouver won us over

How Vancouver won us over

We arrived in Vancouver after a relaxing few days exploring Tofino and were immediately thrown into the chaos of a two hour traffic jam, … View Post
DIY mid-century hairpin nightstand – for those who cannot DIY

DIY mid-century hairpin nightstand – for those who cannot DIY

My forte is not DIY or building furniture. My forte is eating cake, stroking cats and dogs, and crying about not living in Canada, … View Post
Living healthily & ethically should not be a privilege

Living healthily & ethically should not be a privilege

Since the start of 2017, I have been making a conscious effort to live more consciously and ethically. The two biggest things I have discovered … View Post
Trestle Bridge & Niagra Falls | Goldstream Provincial Park

Trestle Bridge & Niagra Falls | Goldstream Provincial Park

Our first three days in Canada were solid travelling AND STRESS, so we were delighted to reach Vancouver Island and to start our trip … View Post
Share the love – July 2017

Share the love – July 2017

I really missed not writing a Share The Love post at the end of June, but I was jetlagged and unhappy about being back … View Post
Earth Overshoot Day; changing the way we travel

Earth Overshoot Day; changing the way we travel

 This originally appeared on HuffPost UK, go me!   Today is Earth Overshoot Day; the point in the calendar whereby we have used … View Post
The greatest adventures are with the greatest people

The greatest adventures are with the greatest people

In the past 12 months, Daz and I have had our fair share of adventures; we’ve been to Wales, Canada, Edinburgh, and Canada again. … View Post
Turns out, relocating is hard

Turns out, relocating is hard

Captain Obvious Award of the year goes to me for that title; I’d like to thank myself for being so oblivious to the … View Post
Sunset on the Bow River Loop, Canmore, Alberta

Sunset on the Bow River Loop, Canmore, Alberta

When we were in Canada, one of our goals was to see an amazing sunset, and Canmore finally provided us with one from the … View Post
Dilemma; buying food from companies with unethical parent companies

Dilemma; buying food from companies with unethical parent companies

I am a label reader; when I’m in the shower, in the bath, waiting for something to cook, I’ll be reading the … View Post
Photographers, quit ignoring conservation signs to get the best Instagram shot

Photographers, quit ignoring conservation signs to get the best Instagram shot

One of the joys of photography is getting to share a place, or a feeling, that you love with everyone else; that comes at … View Post
There’s Lead in Your Lipstick – Gillian Deacon | REVIEW

There’s Lead in Your Lipstick – Gillian Deacon | REVIEW

While I am an avid label reader and science nerd, trying to understand the confusing words on packaging is hard. Enter There’s Lead … View Post
When a mudslide tries to stop you catching a ferry

When a mudslide tries to stop you catching a ferry

Our first 24 hours in Canada were a real mixed bag of “thank goodness we’re here” and “WHAT DO WE DO?!”. We emerged from … View Post
I did it, I got my first!

I did it, I got my first!

Last Friday, I got the news I’d been impatiently refreshing my emails for; I have finished my forensic science degree with a first.&… View Post
Three ways to begin clothes shopping more ethically on a budget

Three ways to begin clothes shopping more ethically on a budget

Priscilla Du Preez When I first began researching ethical clothing I was very daunted by the price of ethical clothing. While I wish I … View Post
Don’t go camping in Canada if…

Don’t go camping in Canada if…

That's right, I am (sadly) back from Canada and geared up to start fangirling about it again; it never ends for you does it, … View Post
NARS, quit pretending to be appalled by animal testing & supporting it anyway

NARS, quit pretending to be appalled by animal testing & supporting it anyway

Photo by Victor Larracuente on Unsplash Although it seems to have blown up all over social media, you may have missed the news that … View Post