Life, talent and everything in between: my interview with Honestly Lau

I had the great pleasure to speak to the wonderful beauty blogger Lau of, and answer a few questions for her. In the interest of my sanity and yours, some grammar has been changed and connectives added.

Lau: Let’s just start off with a topic… life. Tell me about it.

Me: It’s like a box of chocolates… you never know what you’re going to get!

Lau: Very true — risk taking makes life a bit more adventurous.

Me: Spot on! Risks are great in proportion.

Lau: Personally, I never take risks. I’m very cautious and try to make my life as drama free as possible.

Me: Why? What scares you?

Lau: Something could very much go wrong and I can’t take that risk.

Me: But something could very much go right too?

Lau: True — at some point, risks need to be made. Maybe soon. Anyway, let’s talk about you: tell the readers a bit about yourself.

Me: Right, that’s a tough one. I’m 18, I founded my own business and have been teaching myself to program for almost 9 years, I teach coding voluntarily at a private all girls school in York, I used to lead a team of journalists around the world and I ran the first site for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire reaching 200,000 people in 2 weeks. Now, how about you?

Lau: You’re very successful. Well, I’m 17, I started my blog in March and have been making frequent posts ever since. When I was younger, I was into dance and did quite a lot of dance actually. A few weeks ago, I won an award and that was cool. I don’t really have much else to say.

Me: As are you! Work hard, play harder. Well done on the award! So, what got you into dance?

Lau: Thank you! It just something I really liked when I was younger. I’ve always been very creative. What got you into coding?

Me: You seem it from your blog! I accidentally opened the source code of a web page one day, and got curious… learnt to code before it was cool for 9-year-olds to.

Lau: That’s really cool, I’ve never understood coding. But for a 9 year old to develop a passion for it, that’s amazing.

Me: It was such a nice feeling when I built my first webpage… bit bright though!

Lau: What colour did you go for?

Me: It was bright pink text on a bright blue background, combined with Comic Sans for the font. Awful!

Lau: You went bold then, any child would do colours… as an adult, you kind of tone it down.

Me: Indeed! My sense of design still isn’t that strong. How about yours?

Lau: I try to, I do like it but just not that great at it. I’m always trying

Me: Keep at it! What’s your biggest strength?

Lau: Probably kindness. I like to think of myself as kind. What about yours?

Me: You really are. I think mine has to be programming — I’m no expert, but I can sure as hell get by!

Lau: Definitely, and you’re awesome at it.

Thanks for the opportunity, Lau! Please head over to and subscribe for her updates, as well as checking out all of her social media over there.Till next time,
C x

2 thoughts on “Life, talent and everything in between: my interview with Honestly Lau”

    1. Crikey, Niamh — that’s the nicest thing you’ve ever said. 😂 Thank you! Looking forward to seeing more from both you and Lau.


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