Exciting news & an update!

Life has been hectic as of late but I promised you guys a blog post this weekend filling you all in so here I am!

There’s so much to tell you that I haven’t a clue where to start. It just feels like an abundance of good news has come my way lately (which is a vary rare occurrence in my life). Firstly, I’ll spill the beans on the exciting news, if you follow me across my social media channels then you may already know some bits and bobs about this news already as I’ve dropped a few tweets here and there. 

So, if you didn’t already know, I’m a Miss Glasgow Finalist for 2017/18. Yes, really. Me. I can’t quite believe I’m saying that; I can’t quite believe that I put myself forward for it actually and that I managed to make it through to the final. Mind-blowing! That’s not all of the good news: I’ve only went and bagged myself a role as lifestyle editor for the Strathclyde Telegraph! I know right, what is going on? I’ve been putting myself out there, giving myself a wee shove when I’ve tried to curl back in to my molehill of a comfort zone, and I’ve achieved such astounding things that I never even thought I would be able to do. Ever. Yet here I am.


I won’t bang on about all of the things I’ll be doing in the run up to The Miss Glasgow final just now as I reckon I’ll probably do separate blog posts and keep you all updated throughout the journey. I’ll definitely be writing a blog post about the final, for sure! So watch this space lovelies. I’ll also keep you posted every month when the Strathclyde Telegraph is out so you can have a shimmy at the online version and check out what I’ve been working on. It’s all so exciting!

Additionally, I’ll be graduating college this month coming, and I get to go to a big fancy hall and receive my certificate wearing the customary robes that we all hope to wear some time in our lives. I’ve got 2 photoshoots coming up, my first deadline for the Strathclyde Telegraph, the Miss Glasgow final, assessments and essays to write for University, beechat to run daily and host twice a week, blog posts to write, people to see, things to do – I wasn’t lying with my opening line ‘Life has been hectic as of late‘. Honestly though, it’s propitious for me to be busy, it makes me feel good inside. It occupies my mind. It makes me feel like I actually  have a purpose; a feeling I’ve been lacking in my life for quite some time now.


It’s all happening! I couldn’t be more excited to share my journey on here with you lovely lot who endlessly support and encourage me and make all of these things possible for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’ll cut this blog post here before I start going all sappy and over-sentimental. Genuinely though, thank you.

Until next time

Charlene McElhinney







Snapchat: TheMcElhiester

Email: charlenemcelhinney@icloud.com




  1. October 28, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    Awwhh! I am so happy for you Charlene for every thing that you have accomplished and made happen for yourself. I can relate being busy and feeling like you’re actually going somewhere with what you’re doing is incredible. I am so proud and inspired by you lovely and you look absolutely stunning in that dress! ♡ ♥ ♡

  2. October 29, 2017 / 5:35 am

    That’s amazing, congratulations!!! You look lovely too xx

  3. October 29, 2017 / 7:34 am

    Keep up the good work Charlene and I hope the good news continues for you!

  4. October 29, 2017 / 9:26 am

    This is unbelievably exciting! Congratulations on all your success! 💕

  5. October 29, 2017 / 10:48 am

    So much good news in one post! Congratulations on everything, you should feel so proud. Getting out of your comfort zone really does do the world of difference. Can’t wait to read about Miss Glasgow! Good luck, you’ll be amazing!!

  6. Erin
    October 29, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    Aaaah congratulations lovely that is such a cool achievement! I would love to see the pictures! 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  7. October 31, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Ahhh this is fantastic news & I’m SO happy for you! A huge congratulations, you’re absolutely nailing it right now :’) truly an inspiration to us all Charlene <3 x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

  8. October 31, 2017 / 9:48 am

    You’re incredible Charlene! How much you’re able to do on a daily basis and how much you achieve is absolutely awe inspiring! You’re a massive success and I couldn’t be prouder to be your friend!

    Abbey ❤️

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