About Me

Hello and welcome to my blog!

My name is Gemma aka Girl Up North. I live in Cleethorpes with my boyfriend John and our guine-pig Burt. 

I started the blog when I lived in Manchester as I have a passion for writing, it’s really just an online diary about my life and my adventures.

I enjoy thrifty shopping and I am trying to live a more conscious lifestyle. It is a work in progress and I am learning every day!

I have a passion for small, independently run businesses, visiting new places and talking about mental health. After years of (and still struggling with) anxiety I am keen to keep the conversation going and talk about the ways I deal with anxiety.