About Me

Ghenet Actually || About Me

I’m Ghenet and welcome to my blog! I’m a born and bred New Yorker living in London! I’m a big personality with even bigger hair! I still unapologetically spell things the American way, because I just can’t cope with all those extra ‘u’s! It’s hard to overcome 27 years of habit! This is my life: a little bit of London with a slice of New York! It’s not always fancy, but I do try to make the most of this life that I’ve got. It really is the simple things!

I’m very happily married, and Mr. Actually and I live nice and cozy in a flat in South London with our very naughty one-eyed cat, Rex! My move to the UK was a big upheaval, but now that I’ve settled in, life is about the little things that make me happy! When I’m not lounging on the couch with a cup of tea and a book, I’m exploring all the little corners of this city I call home, baking cakes in my tiny kitchen, finding new coffee shops to visit, and enjoying the company of my internet-turned-IRL friends! I might even be planning a trip or two, even just for the day!

Ghenet Actually || About Me

Ghenet Actually started as a way to be creative when I first moved to the UK and was unemployed (and a little bit lonely). I’v had a blog in some form for a few years, but only in recent years has it turned into what you see now! I’ve fallen in love with blogging and creating content for people to read! These days, I’m just trying to live my best curly haired, glasses wearing, size 16, silly, quirky, colorful life! No topic is off limits. This blog is a chance for me to share my experiences in the hope that it helps you feel a little less alone. That’s it. So grab a cuppa and let’s chat!

A few T’s & C’s

Guys, I want to be totally upfront with you and be fully transparent. I’m asking you to trust me and my opinions, and we’re building a relationship, am I right? Everything I post about is 100% me. My opinions, products and brands I genuinely love, and things I’d have no problem spending my hard earned cash on. That being said, there are a few things I should mention. Opinions are my own, and unless otherwise stated, all items featured have been purchased with my own hard earned pound sterling.

Sponsored Posts & Gifts

When it comes to sponsored posts, or anything where I’ve worked with a brand, I will always include a disclaimer under the first image of the post. Brand collaborations are really amazing, but they have to be genuine. If you see something on my blog, and it doesn’t seem natural or organic, well, I’ve not done it right then, have I? Sometimes, I’m sent gifts, and they may appear on the blog. Anything that has been gifted to me, I’ll be sure to let you know by listing it as c/o (courtesy of) the brand, if not stated outright in the post itself that it was a gift. I want to be honest and upfront about things!

Cookies & Privacy

Like most websites these days, cookies are used on this site to track visits and page traffic when you visit my blog. I don’t share this information with any 3rd parties. It’s only so that I can see what my lovely readers are looking at, and analyze my audience. You can see my full updated privacy policy here!


I work very hard to create the imagery here on my site. If I haven’t taken the images you see, they will be credited within the post, either directly or as a reference to the people I was with at the time. If you want to use images from my site, please always ask permission, and always give credit where credit is due.