About me

Rooo-cks??! – everyone, always.

Hi, I’m Ashleigh, a 24 year old from Derbyshire in the East Midlands of the UK.


Roux, pronounced “Roo”, has been my nickname since I was eleven, when it caught on during a school French lesson. Roux, in French, means ginger you see! Thirteen years later most people, including friends, family and colleagues, either still use the name or are at least aware of its existence and origins. The use of the name Ashleigh is rare these days, except by my grandma, who refuses to call me by anything other than “the name you were given”.

By day, I work as a Business Development Manager for a company who provide expert witness and social work assessments to courts. By night, however, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading and watching films, watching rugby, and driving nice cars around Derbyshire.

I started this blog simply to document the simple pleasures of my life, in order to be able to look back and appreciate them again at a later date. I doubt anyone will read this, but if you do, I hope you are able to replicate some of the simple pleasures I have found, and are able to enjoy your life as much as I strive to.

Always ask for a rouxwithaview!

Love Roux x