Hello! I’m Louise Thomason, a 30-something freelance writer. I live in the Shetland islands in the far north of Scotland with my husband Kris and our toddler, Soren.

I decided to start this blog about 5 years before I was actually brave enough to hit publish. It’s a creative outlet; I love writing, and taking photos, and I’ve come to realise that blogging can serve as a good digital journal: it’s my place to document life and explore ideas.

Things I love: music, it feeds my soul in a way that nothing else can. Also coffee, the prospect of a good gin cocktail with my favourite people; running (occasionally), supporting women, lazing at home, cooking. I love the idea that people and experiences are more important than things; I’m trying to live a life that is true to that.

The name Girl In The North Sea came from an old blog, which I had briefly when I was actually still a girl, living in the north sea (not literally, of course) and chose because it semi-references one of my favourite songs. So I kept it.

When I’m not doing the mama thing, I create content for these guys.

I also co-run the Shetland Sling Library, a babywearing hire and advice service.

If you’d like to get in touch about work or collaborations or anything else, I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a line at mslouisethomason@gmail.com.