"we can be who we are"

I was 14 and had never travelled outside the tiny twin island nation in which I was born. I was restless. I begged and pleaded with my parents, I saved up every penny I had. At 15 they allowed me to travel, 8 and a half hours across the ocean, to England, where I lived with my cousin for a month. I was excited yet terrified because I travelled alone. I had so many wonderful experiences and met such terrific people....I cant wait until I have the chance to go back again. I've treasured these photo's for years. Today I'll share them with you.

I'm currently watching Grease, how great is that movie?? The title of today's post is taken from the opening song.
Do you live in England, if not have you been???

Much Love xoxo


  1. Hi Chari! I'm glad you found me! I went to England this year to visit my daughter - she has wander-lust too :-) What a lucky opportunity for you at such a young age!
    have a beautiful day!

  2. I've never seen grease in its entirety...as well as saturday night fever. Amazing photos and what a great opportunity at such a young age you had.

  3. Love Grease!
    I went to university in Scotland, and worked in England for 1.5 years, it was great!

  4. Oh wow this is nice! I would love to go to England (particularly London) one day!

    I haven't watched Greece, EVER. *hides*

    Lovely images.

  5. What a great experience! I didn't leave the country until I was 19 and it definitely changed my life! You were lucky to go there at such a young age. Pretty pictures :)

  6. SO FUN! I am jealous! I have never been out of the Untied States, but boy do I have a list of places I would love to go! MAybe someday! ANyways...Following you!!

  7. I love England, espacially London.
    And i Looooooove Grease!
    I´ve seen the Musical of Grease this Year and it was great :)

  8. I would love to visit England one day! :)

    I love watching Grease!!

    Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment!! I'm following you back via GFC. Keep in touch!!

    xo - Sheila

  9. Great post: I like these photos so much!!
    What about following each other?

  10. Looks like a wonderful trip!

  11. Nice post, thank u for share;)I also want to say thank u for dropping by my blog and checking out my posts! I highly appreciate your feedback!
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra

  12. Thank you for your lovely comment! :)
    I follow you now on Bloglovin!!! I already follow you on GFC!!!
    If you want we can follow each other on facebook!! Let me know!!! :)



  13. Woo! London! I love London so much. I've gone on vacation there twice and it's so wonderful! I want to live there someday.


  14. Love the name of post!
    We hope that some day we will come in UK.
    If you like we can stay in touch by GFC.
    We following you, now.
    E&N xx

  15. Wow, you're fearless honey! And at such a young age...I bet it's really shaped you into the independent woman you are today...LOVE these pics! UK's been on my mind for the last few years, dying to visit!

    Also- I’m hosting a décor-to-dress giveaway where 3 winners will WIN a fabulous frock of their choice just in time for the holidays! Hope you’ll stop by to enter the contest!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  16. I have only been once but it was fabulous. The exchange rate makes regular visits out of the question but hope to return one day.

  17. wow so amazing. that wonder wheel(?) loks humongous compared here in new york. and no i have never been to england :( seems like a great place to visit though. I dont think i really been out of my country. anywhoo, these aer great photos and i hope you will get the chance to go back soon.


  18. I have never been to England. I have wanted to go since I was a little girl. Your photos are amazing.

    P.S. I love Grease too.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  19. Great post and such an inspiration


  20. I don't live in London but I have been. It is a beautiful city. I can understand why you would want to visit.

  21. Lovely. Thanks for sharing....I love Grease and love rewatching it...I actually have a revolving list of movies I rewatch over and over and over. This weekend was an Underworld!