My Autobiography

Ok, well where to begin…?

Erm well my name is Elisha – hi! 🙂

I’m a twenty-odd year old girl living in Leeds, Yorkshire. I work as a Digital Content Creator and this is my personal blog, ‘Elisha Blogs’.

Welcome! Thanks for visiting!

I split my time between Leeds and Harrogate (where my family is) so I like to enjoy, explore and write about the area that I live in.

I’m a BIG fan of brunch. Best meal of the day, hands down. All the eggs. All the coffee. And add in a boozy brunch with lots of prosecco? I’m sold.

Also wine and cheese – I’m your girl! Rhubarb gin and elderflower tonic is the drink of champions and a cold Corona on a hot day is perfection (or an evening with a curry). So I guess I kinda like alcohol then…

I long to see the world!

I’ve seen a lot already (mainly thanks to my time working for Disney Cruise Line when I practically got paid to travel Europe and the Caribbean) but my intention is to experience as many places as I can in my lifetime. The world is beautiful and I want to make the most of the time I have on this miraculous planet.

I have a nut allergy, so I understand how nerve-wracking it can be to try new places – especially when you go travelling abroad where you can’t be 100% sure what you’re eating! So my intention is to write about the places I travel and give as many hints and tips as possible so that, should you have an allergy too and want to go where I’ve been, you have a heads up on some great spots to eat/places to avoid.

I trained professionally in Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting and worked in the industry for about 3 years afterwards, before deciding it didn’t make me happy anymore. Constant self loathing and crippling anxiety didn’t really fit into my life plans anymore…

BUT musical theatre and the world of performance, show biz and acting is still a huge part of my life. I teach kiddies how to prance around a stage at weekends and I sing like a loon in my car and flat. Maybe one day soon I’ll find an outlet to get back on a stage for fun again!

I worked for Disney Cruise Line as a performer in the MainStage shows for a couple of years and I had the best time ever! No job will ever beat dressing up as a Disney princess and singing on a stage to hundreds of people every night. Oh, and I’ve met and worked with Alan Menken – whaaaaaaat?!

Other random facts about me…

I am trained to an advanced level in Stage Combat, so I can pretend to kick your ass and stab you with a sword pretty convincingly.

I’m dramatic but NOT a drama queen. I actually try to actively avoid drama; I don’t have time for it.

My life is not like the stuff Instagram dreams are made of and I am terrible at taking pictures – so don’t expect first class pictures from me. Hopefully you’ll just like the random shit I have to say instead.

I am a crazy dog lady. And my dogs are cuter than yours.

Love me a bit of yoga to soothe the soul and soothe the aching muscles.

I’m a huge advocate for The Sims 2. Not The Sims 3, 4 or original. The Sims 2. I have lost many an hour to that game and I don’t regret a second.

I’m obsessed with murder podcasts. I’m currently religiously following ‘My Favourite Murder’. I loved ‘Up and Vanished’ and I need to start the OG podcast, ‘Serial’. I tried listening to ‘Lore’ but it scared the hell out of me. I believe in ghosts, so as soon as anyone mentions them, I’m not sleeping for a week…

If it’s sparkly then I’m probably going to buy it.

I change my hair like I change my underwear. Except obviously not quite that often cos otherwise… eww.

If I ever disappear, I’ve either taken myself off to Villefranche to live in a tiny flat with a balcony, where I’ll write every day and drink strong coffee, or I’m in Thailand meditating on a clifftop, walking barefoot and dedicating myself to Buddha for the rest of my days…

Anyway, that’s enough…

I hope you enjoy browsing my blog 🙂

July 31, 2016