Hey there! My name is Elizabeth and I’m a journalist, editor, writer and blogger. I’m a proud Geordie from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but I left the city in 1996 and since then have lived and worked in Edinburgh, Madrid and London and also had an incredible sabbatical in Toronto.

Publications I’ve worked at include the Sunday Herald, TheWeek.co.uk, the Edinburgh Evening News and The Scotsman, where I was appointed its first female night editor. I was also a columnist for Spain magazine and have written for such diverse outlets as Good Housekeeping, The Guardian, The Week Junior and others in both the UK and Spain.

To find out how I became a journalist and why I love it, click here. You can also hear me in early episodes of The Week Unwrapped podcast with Olly Mann.

When I’m not writing, I’m reading or listening to podcasts, especially when I’m at the gym. I also read (a lot), nag Mr 50Sense (not enough) and spend time just wandering the streets of Canterbury amazed at their beauty (quite a bit).

I’ve finally found my work-life balance by splitting working at Hello! magazine with freelancing and blogging. You can find examples of my work in: “Journalism.”

I love sharing stories of women and products that make life better. If you’d like to work with me, then click here. But be warned, I still ask when we’re off-stone and miss my proportional wheel so much. You can take the hot metal away, but it’ll always be in my heart…

Hope you enjoy the blog! Nice to have you along.

Elizabeth Carr-Ellis 50Sense