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Hi, I’m Claire, a Yorkshire born girl who left Bradford for the dizzy heights of Nottingham. I studied here, fell in love and got married here and made some of the best friends a girl could wish for here.

But life took me to Kuala Lumpur. Ben, my lovely husband, was offered an opportunity too good to pass up. So we packed up and flew to the other side of the world for 18 months. We had the best adventure and returned to Nottingham to continue life, albeit with a massive taste for travelling!

My life has been varied to date, doing many jobs, 24 to be precise. I’ve sold a variety of goods through different businesses, served tables, managed pubs and shops, worked in call centres, been a secondary school teacher and worked as a children’s entertainer, the last two aren’t linked, although some days it felt like they were!


I created my first blog nearly 10 years ago to document my work and making processes whilst at university. Fondly writing musings about life and documenting recipes, on various blogs ever since. I now focus on travel, blogging about my trips, the food I’ve eaten, the books I’ve read, and observations of the world around me. I’m also more than a little obsessed with skincare, being a woman in her thirties how can you not be!

I post here every week on Wednesdays at 9am GMT and make the occasional YouTube video here. I also post about my travels and life over on Instagram and IG stories if you want to have a peek.

Want to get in touch? Email me here claire@ayorkshiregirltravels.com or head over to twitter and send me a tweet. I’d love to hear from you.

If you want to see more about living in Malaysia look here… Living in Malaysia – What is it like?


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