Bio: I have always been passionate about writing and thought it was time I do more of it. In fact, my adoration for, and infatuation with the written word is matched only by my intense love of jazz music, hot soup and good, old-fashioned explorations abroad! And so, this year, my boyfriend and I decided to up sticks and move from our Bristol home to sunny Istanbul. We migrated to this magical city to learn, live and work, but most of all to be inspired and to throw ourselves out of our British comfort zones - scary stuff! Despite my initial reservations about living in Istanbul—considering the recent political unrest, among other things—this gritty and thriving metropolis continues to fascinate me. As Alphonse de Lamartine famously said, 'If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.' So, I will be turning my gaze, as well as my trusty pen, to this bewitching city. I hope you enjoy reading along.