About me

Yo! My name is Laura Céline (or LC. Not Laura. Never Laura). I’m in my late twenties and hail from Australia. Originally from Sydney, I did a lot of growing up around the Hunter Valley and the coastal city of Newcastle. It’s a special place and very close to my heart.

I now live in London, have done for almost two years. I work as a video editor during the day, take photos on my lunch break and write at night. I’m dog mad (particularly for German Shepherds) and am pretty sure I’m unhealthily addicted to green tea. However, there are worse things to be reliant on in life.

London’s a fun city to live in, but my real passion lies in the outdoors. I’m a bona fide beach bum, who loves long road trips, bonfires, animals and tree-planting.

About Birdgehls

Birdgehls started in a living room out in Zone 5 of West London in 2014. I’d just moved to the UK’s capital and needed a side project to stop me going loopy in between applying for job, after job, after job…

I started up the site with one of my best friends, who was living in New York at the time. We blogged together, until other commitments ate up her time. Now it’s just me here, on my lonesome.

Why the name? The original inspiration came from this haunting song, written by Antony & The Johnsons. Also, because birds are rad. The name remains pluralised, in honour of my pal and the wonderful friendship we have together.

What else should you know?

This blog is not only my writing and photography portfolio – it’s a place of experimentation.

In 2016, I decided I’d dedicate the year to eliminating plastic from my life. Easier said than done, but I’m learning a lot along the way.

I like to escape from the city as often as possible, so I travel a lot too. My two favourite places (that I’ve written about ad nauseam on this blog) are Iceland and England.

And home, of course.

If there’s anything else you’d like to know, please feel free to contact me via hello@birdgehls.com. I can also be found online at all the usual suspects: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by!


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