Marnie Johnston (@marniejjohnston) — 🎥 Travel blogger
🇦🇺 Aussie living in the UK 🇬🇧
🌱 Vegan
♻️ Towards Zero Waste
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🌏 Countries visited: 36
👉🏻 Currently: Bristol, UK
Happy First of December everyone! This date may mean something completely differ
Happy First of December everyone! This date may mean something completely different (or nothing at all) to you and your family, but to me, December 1 has always been the day the Christmas season truly begins 🎅🏻 . Mostly, to me, it means slapping on some classic Christmas tunes, lighting a festive-scented candle and setting up the Christmas tree 🎄 . As this is the first year of Dan and I being in our own house together, we didn’t have a tree yet. Of course, being one of those annoying festivity-lovers, I insisted we had to have one - but of course I also wanted it to be as #lowwaste as possible, or #zerowaste if we could 🌎 . So here you have our efforts: a pot planted Christmas tree which I plan to tend to year round as a houseplant (I’m really hoping I don’t have a black thumb though, I’ve never stepped into the world of gardening before 😳🌱), decorated with a string of lights we will reuse year-round also, as well as “baubles” and a star made from cardboard we were set to recycle and twine we already had at home. Ta-Da! ♻️ . Just a reminder that even if you love Christmas, it doesn’t have to be the wasteful, materialistic holiday that it can often be seen as ⛄️❤️ #lowimpactmovement#zerowastelifestyle#zerowastechristmas#zerowastechristmastree#ecochristmas#ecofriendlychristmas#homemadechristmas
01.12.2018 18:58:19
It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with my mental health. In fact, if you’ve see
It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with my mental health. In fact, if you’ve seen the video I posted on my channel last October for Mental Health Month, you know how much of a part mental illness has played in my life. . The best thing I ever did was learn to be honest with myself, seek help when I need it, and actively work towards creating a better mental landscape for my mind in any way I could. . For all those who are struggling this #worldmentalhealthday, don’t be afraid to seek help if you need it. It’s ok to not be ok - but as long as you are honest with yourself, reach out, and take that first step: trust me, things can and will get better. . All the love, Marnie x . #mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthmonth#itsoknottobeok#bpd#bpdawareness
10.10.2018 20:12:46
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Rainy days soothed with hot chocolate ☕️ It’s official, ladies and gentlemen: Wi
Rainy days soothed with hot chocolate ☕️ It’s official, ladies and gentlemen: Winter is coming ❄️
07.10.2018 19:34:31
Wishing this was my reality right now: Preparing for another adventure instead o
Wishing this was my reality right now: Preparing for another adventure instead of another three workdays until the weekend 😪🎒 ✈️🌎 . Who else is feeling the same right now? 👌🏼 . . . . . . . #travel#traveladdict#girlslovetravel#girlswhotravel#girlsloveadventure#travelblogger#travelholic#travelpicsdaily#glt#classicairportpic#airportstyle
02.10.2018 19:44:53
My #zerowaste dental products are nicely topped up and ready to tackle my teethi
My #zerowaste dental products are nicely topped up and ready to tackle my teethies 😄 . My homemade toothpaste paired with a bamboo toothbrush and #vegan charcoal floss by @georganicsuk purchased from @preservefoodsbristol 💚🌎 . #lowimpactmovement#zerowastelifestyle#plasticfree#trashisfortossers
26.09.2018 20:27:45
Who else loves fireworks? 🎆
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Following the amazing day at Marathon du Medoc, th
Who else loves fireworks? 🎆 . Following the amazing day at Marathon du Medoc, the sky was lit up in celebration of the efforts of the athletes 🍷 . What a way to end a perfect day! Check out my video and blog post from this French, wine-filled marathon if you haven’t already - It’s on my website now 👌🏼 . . . . . . #travel#france#fireworks#travelgirls#girlslovetravel#marathondumedoc#wine
24.09.2018 20:10:13
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Still astounded that Snow White, the Evil Queen, and Doc the Dwarf looked this g
Still astounded that Snow White, the Evil Queen, and Doc the Dwarf looked this good after running 42km plied with alcohol through French wine country 🇫🇷 . Video and post up now on my blog from the most fun marathon in the world (in my opinion), Marathon du Medoc 🍷 . . . . . #travel#marathondumedoc#medoc#france#wine#snowwhite#marathon
21.09.2018 21:22:02
A marathon and wine doesn’t usually sound like a good combination, but when it’s
A marathon and wine doesn’t usually sound like a good combination, but when it’s Marathon du Medoc in France, it’s the perfect match 🇫🇷 . New video and post up on the blog now from this unique (and extremely fun) event 🍷 . . . . . . #marathondumedoc#france#wine#travel
20.09.2018 21:32:47
I was so overjoyed to see @stoneandwooduk at the Bristol Craft Beer Festival ove
I was so overjoyed to see @stoneandwooduk at the Bristol Craft Beer Festival over the weekend 🍻 . Stone and Wood is “my local” brew from the Northern Rivers of NSW, where I grew up and lived until moving to the UK a year ago. So it was such a pleasant surprise to see them at my “new local” brew fest across the seas here in Bristol 🌊 . I made sure to say hello, grab a drink, and have a chat about my beautiful home region with the wonderfully friendly @stoneandwood reps. Such a refreshing experience (in more ways than one) to taste their Pacific Ale, and to talk to another Aussie about our love for the Byron Bay region 🌏@bristolcbf . . . . . . #bristol#beer#beerfestival#bristolcraftbeerfestival#stoneandwood#aussie#aussieexpat#vegan
17.09.2018 19:43:55
The grandest AirBnB I ever did see 😍
Tour of this amazing house in Bordeaux, Fra
The grandest AirBnB I ever did see 😍 Tour of this amazing house in Bordeaux, France, up now on my blog 🇫🇷 #france#airbnb#decor#travel#girlslovetravel
16.09.2018 11:39:43
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NEW video and post up now on the blog! Check out this amazing @airbnb rental mys
NEW video and post up now on the blog! Check out this amazing @airbnb rental myself and some friends stayed at in Bordeaux last week 🇫🇷 . Awesome house, awesome city, awesome wine, awesome people ✨ . www.marniejohnston.com . . . . . #france#bordeaux#airbnb#housetour#travel#girlswhotravel#girlslovetravel#decor
13.09.2018 20:18:27
Spotted in Paulliac, France, over the weekend 🚲🇫🇷
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What a sweet little bicycle
Spotted in Paulliac, France, over the weekend 🚲🇫🇷 . What a sweet little bicycle in a sweet little town 💐😍 . . . . . . #france#medoc#travel#travelfrance#europe#europeanadventures#aestheticallypleasing#bordeaux
11.09.2018 20:24:04
It’s not the prettiest photo, but it’s an important message: Did you know that y
It’s not the prettiest photo, but it’s an important message: Did you know that you can donate blood in England even if you’re not a citizen, just living here on a visa? 💉 . I did not know this for a long time after moving to the UK. I’ve donated before in Australia, and it’s a habit I want to continue for the rest of my life if I can, but when I moved to Bristol I didn’t think I’d be able to donate 🇬🇧 . However, after quite a bit of research and inquiry, I got the news that the NHS is more than happy to take blood from visa holders (pending health requirements etc) 🏥 . This is fantastic news, as the NHS (the public health system here in the UK) is always in need of more blood donors. Every day in the UK more than 6,000 people will need blood, however only 3% of people donated blood in one year (2015) 🚑 . So if you are willing and able to give blood, have a think about the possibility of getting on board. It’s one of the easiest but most helpful things you can ever do ❤️ #blooddonation#donateblood#nhs#nhsblooddonation#england#unitedkingdom#expatlife#australianintheuk#aussieexpat#aussieintheuk#travel
09.09.2018 20:20:09
Beautiful Bordeaux 🇫🇷
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The last two nights here in France have been wonderful a
Beautiful Bordeaux 🇫🇷 . The last two nights here in France have been wonderful and filled with bread, wine and cheese (vegan cheese in my case) - just the way it should be 🍷🥖 . . . . . . #france#bordeaux#gironde#wine#bread#cheese#travel#travelgirls#girlslovetravel#vegan
07.09.2018 07:34:26
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After hiking the Korea Friendship Walk in the Cotswolds over the weekend (post u
After hiking the Korea Friendship Walk in the Cotswolds over the weekend (post up now on my website) it’s been reconfirmed to me how much I enjoy it and how much I want to get out on small day hikes more often ☀️ . Hiking is great for many reasons, but two of my favourite are: 💪🏼 The exercise factor – It’s great for both your physical and mental wellbeing 🌳 The nature factor – I love getting out into nature, and I know it’s probably related to the fact that being outdoors has been proven to enhance mental wellbeing as well ✨ . Do you hike? Do you have any favourite trails you’d like to share with me? 🌏 . . . . . . . . #hiking#travel#england#unitedkingdom#aussieexpat#cotswolds#hike
04.09.2018 20:20:30
The English countryside really is a gorgeous sight to behold 💚
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One activity we
The English countryside really is a gorgeous sight to behold 💚 . One activity we’ve decided to do more regularly to take advantage of this amazing country we live in, is to go on day trips to walk different hiking trails nearby Bristol (and further afield across the UK too) 🇬🇧 . Yesterday Dan and I took on our first day hike adventure together, following the Korea Friendship Walk in the Cotswolds 🌸 . I filmed the day adventure for you ✨ It’s live now on my blog and YouTube channel. . . . . . . . #hike#cotswolds#hikingtrails#england#travel#unitedkingdom
03.09.2018 19:40:51
I’m pretty lucky to have a fiancé who is very supportive - if not now passionate
I’m pretty lucky to have a fiancé who is very supportive - if not now passionate in his own right - about my zero waste and low impact living efforts 💚 . Not only does he make every effort he can to help us REDUCE our household waste and RECYCLE every item we can, but he’s also been inspired to REUSE whatever he can in creative ways ♻️ . His latest hobby? Taking old wine and liquor bottles and turning them into something new - like drinking glasses, candle holders, and this lovely new vase for me 😍 . Cheers to that! @thehungrynortherner#zerowaste#lowimpactmovement#recycling#upcycled#plasticfree#RefuseReduceReuseRecycleRot#5Rs
01.09.2018 20:38:12
Such a powerful photo regrammed from @allthatisshe via @plastictides .
This is w
Such a powerful photo regrammed from @allthatisshe via @plastictides . This is why I choose to reduce my plastic consumption and avoid making as much trash as possible ♻️🗑 . Let’s make our earth, the habitat of humans and animals alike, better than this 🌎 #zerowaste#lowimpactmovement#stopsucking#plasticfreeforthesea#plasticpollution
30.08.2018 13:13:42
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