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A British immigrant residing in Norway, often with my two cats adjacent and Yorkshire tea (or gin) close at hand.

Aside from being quintessentially stereotypical I'm a lover of words and putting more positive vibes in to the world. 

Let's share our journeys together.

August 23, 2018

...and here’s how you can tackle them instead.

I’ve been sat on this topic for a little while now (well err no, sorry, “sat” sounds far too calm and reasonable whereas the reality is 3am solo vortex rants in my mind) because in an industry full of noise and oftentimes p...

July 5, 2018

“Hey, I heard you’re writing a book! What’s it about?”

A question that would fill me with sweaty, mind-blurring terror and result in an incoherent mess of stuttery words tumbling out of my mouth. Much to the awkwardness of the inquirer who then probably questions my car...

June 13, 2018

I'm back and WE DID IT! We got hitched, had the BEST day with our favourite people, ran away to Italy to eat and drink ALL the pasta and wine and generally now living on married cloud nine even between checking the credit card bills, cleaning out the cat litter box and...

April 23, 2018

Full name:

Ruth Elizabeth Alflat


1990 (level 10 millennial) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire UK

Currently living location:

Oslo, Norway

The beers are pricey and it’s a dark and icy most of the year but gosh darn it’s a great country.

Educational background:

Psychology, with...

March 31, 2018

I think about Social Media a lot.

Certainly more than the average Jo and probably more than what’s good for me (especially when it’s 2am and I’m revising tweet copies in my head because #fml).

One of the reasons I think about it a lot is because I get paid to think about...

March 18, 2018

Last year I, in arguably more eloquent terms than this, said “F*** It.” and quit my full time job to pursue my passion projects. I worked out how little I could live off (with admittedly varying results since), registered as a sole proprietorship and set off in to the...

March 8, 2018

It was all going so well until it wasn’t.

Since my last “behind the scenes” post a lot has happened, too much in fact and certainly enough to stop me from writing and blogging...which has probably been part of what lead to my fall-off-horse moments of late. And oh how I...

February 21, 2018

Wake up in the morning and lie there for a ridiculous amount of time in between multiple snooze alarms, contemplating whether or not you can really face being an adult today, whether your cat may or may not have puked in the night and if red is an overused book cover c...

February 13, 2018

Who’s our biggest critic? Who’s our worst enemy? We are! Oh Lord, we so are.

Not that we wanna be narcissistic, overconfident douchebags...but the total other end of the scale can be really detrimental and, quite frankly, exhausting.

I’ve always been a bit prone to the...

February 6, 2018

Mixing it up a bit by going against my normal grain of super planned and structured blog posts to give you just a little behind the scenes in to the day to day stuff.
I'm finding those are my favourite blog posts by other writers right now, just getting that glimp...

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Ruth Rostrup 2019

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