Up and Away with Gemma

Up and Away with Gemma

What is your name?


Where do you live currently?


Where are you from? (If it’s not currently where you live.)

Manchester, UK

What do you do?

Accessibility Designer

Where and when did we meet?


Where’s the last stamp in your passport from? Or where was your last staycation to?


Were you planning to travel this year, if so, where to?

Rome, Florence, Venice

Once this is all over – name three (or more) places on your bucket list you plan to visit.

Italy, Canada and Japan

What is the biggest lesson travelling or your life travels so far have taught you, that you’d share with me?

Always push yourself to try new things. You might end up finding out new things about yourself.

Do you have any travel tips to share?

Is there a ritual you always take before a journey? Or maybe one item you can’t leave home without?

Always take a travel pillow. You never know when you’re going to need it!

We’ve got a lot time on our hands now. What books, podcasts, or TV series’ / films would you recommend I check out?

Currently reading ‘The Psychopath Test’ by Jon Ronson and anything Stephen King. Also loving the TV adaptation of ‘The Outsider’, which also happens to be Stephen King.

How are you spending your extra free time?

I’m currently doing a few online courses through Udemy and trying out hand embroidery #grannychic. Also keeping up my Braille lessons!

Is there anything you have been / are now working on that you would like to share with me and the world?

My online Interior Design business (Rowland Interiors) www.gemmarowland.co.uk

Please drop your socials, websites, and creations here, so anyone who wants to know more about you can find you!



Charlotte Gray
Charlotte Gray

Thanks for spending some time Up and Away with me!

I’m writing here to keep track of not only my travels to new places, but also my daily journeys through learning, loving and life.

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