About This City Life

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Hello! Welcome to This City Life – a blog of travel, slow living and love

I’m Charley, a writer in Leeds, and this is my blog. Born in a rural town in Lincolnshire, where dinner meant lunch and parades of flowers were normal, nothing seemed more exciting than the bright lights of the city. So, I moved to one. And then hopped up north to another.

It took me until I was 19 to get on a plane. But once it happened, it was hard to stop! I’m a lover of city breaks, where it’s busy and exciting, and at breakneck speed. While everyone else stomps around in a hurry, I’m taking in all the smells, scenes and snippets of conversation. There’s nothing like waking up with the sounds of the city outside, and catching a brief glimpse of the moment where it drops to sleep.

But then when it comes to life itself I’m learning ‘slow living’, the concept of approaching everything in life a little slower than what we’re told to. I’m not here for the hustle, and I’m not here to cut corners. I’m learning how to place meaning and emphasis on what I do, being more conscious about my choices, and celebrating IRL connections with the people around me.

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So go ahead, explore This City Life and let me know what you think. Dive straight in.