Where did Goodywinks come from?

My made up face when I attended a Full Moon Party in Thailand
My made up face when I attended a Full Moon Party in Thailand

Howdy, I’m Jo and I’m a marketer living in England (and hoping to move to London soon) – I set up this blog in 2011 initially as a fashion-based blog, but it’s since developed into a more travel-focussed kinda thing.

When I was 9 years old, at school with my best friend, she randomly coined the term ‘goodywinks’ – rather than using my first name (Jo) or my second name (Goodwin) to refer to me.

Well it stuck in my mind as an alternative name – back in the day it was often my MSN name, it became my LiveJournal name, and today it’s what I go by on Twitter, Instagram and here, on my blog. I like that it has a nearly 20-year history of being used, and it all was started by one of my favourite people in the world 🙂

So – about this blog of mine, generally I have 3 main areas I talk about a lot, which include:


I spent 4 months backpacking around South and South East Asia in 2014, and this gave me some of the most epic times of my life. A fair amount of nostalgic blog posting does happen as well as making the most of holidays on my blog as well.

Bright Hair.

Since I was about 22, I’ve been dying my hair all kinds of colours, in all sorts of ways, from an all over bright red, to a pink/purple/blue ombre, and all sorts in-between.


As someone who loves spending time with people, one of my favourite ways to spend time is catching up with old friends, current friends or new friends, and I like to chat about various people issues – some good, some bad.

So browse around, and if you feel like it, follow me on Twitter or Instagram 🙂

One thought on “About

  1. Beautiful blog. Goodywinks, you got a new fan. Seriously, I had a wonderful time reading your blog posts. It is vibrant and full of personality. You have some pretty interesting categories 😉 Loved reading about your journey especially the ones in Nepal and India. I would really appreciate if you could check my blog http://myjourneythroughindia.wordpress.com and let me know if you like it.

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