About Me

Life is a highway and I’m gonna ride it, everyday a winding road, yeah. My rollercoaster’s got the biggest ups and downs, but as long as it keeps going round it’s unbelievable!” – Kimya Dawson

Scrabble Ash!

Some Quick Facts:

Name:                          Ashleigh
Age:                             27 years
Height:                         1.52m
Hair colour:                  Red
Eye colour:                   Blue
Star Sign:                     Virgo
Favourite Colour:         Green
Where I grew up:         Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa
Proudest moment:       Driving home in my very own 1972 Austin Mini Panel Van
Lowest slump:             Crashing it into a pole 2 weeks later 🙁
Theme song:               My Rollercoaster – Kimya Dawson
Ultimate joy:               Swinging anywhere, anytime!


Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  – Howard Thurman


So why Highway Carnival?

I love road trips, open highways and the romantic idea of travelling carnivals. Its not romantic I know! Its hard work, and tainted with a whole bunch of horrors of humanity, but don’t burst my bubble! So that’s why. Carnivals are cool and I’m cruising down the highways of life amazed by all the rides and shows and food it has to offer! Its poetic. Or not. You decide.

Ok, but what Is this blog about?

I am a twenty something South African who realised my life is finite and belongs to me alone. My blog is about my ridiculous dreams, my attempts to make them happen all while trying to figure out what I would happy doing for the next 40 odd years. It’s not a guide, it’s a collection of my thoughts and adventures. Maybe they inspire someone to do something ridiculous, maybe they just make you happy to be happy where you are. I can’t promise to motivate you, but maybe entertain? I’ll settle with trying to entertain!

If you want to get in touch with me to ask any questions, or just want to say hi! You can email me at info@highwaycarnival.co.za 🙂

Life is like a carnival ride. You can play it safe and ride the merry-go-round, it’s predictable. But, myself  personally, I will ride the rollercoaster, for all its glory and thrills, It’s ups and downs, twists and turns.” – Unknown