29 things about me


When I first started this blog 7 weeks ago, I really thought my main audience would be my mum, my sister and a few close friends, all of whom know quite a bit about me already. I now have over 800 followers, through one channel or another, who probably don’t know much about me. I loveΒ finding out about other bloggers and the person behind the blogs I read so I thought it might be nice if I shared a few things about me and the person behind this blog.

So here goes, in no particular order…

  1. My name is Helen
  2. I’m 40 years old (though closer to 41)
  3. I have 2 children – a 6-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter
  4. I met my husband 16 years ago and we’ve been married for 7 years
  5. My 4-year-old is a mini-me, from her looks to her personality
  6. My son has my worry gene (which I really worry about)
  7. I have a day job as a research consultant
  8. I started blogging and writing online content in 2012 as part of my day job
  9. I LOVE writing!
  10. I started this personal blog to give me a creative outlet for my writing and to keep me motivated to find a healthier and more balanced life after a health scare last year
  11. We left city life 4 years ago and now live in a village in Somerset
  12. My favourite places are Barbados and Borneo
  13. I also love London and New York
  14. I am a volunteer, supporting mums with postnatal depression
  15. One of my most fulfilling and humbling experiences was working at a summer camp with a group of Romanian children from an orphanage
  16. I’m not a great runner but I do it because it makes me feel good
  17. I love chocolate and cake – probably too much, hence the need for running
  18. I am not a natural domestic goddess (in fact, quite the undomestic goddess if I’m honest!)
  19. I used to have purple hair
  20. And piercings
  21. I have a much more conservative look these days
  22. I’d love a tattoo but I’m too scared (and indecisive)
  23. I’m determined to get more organised
  24. I love nice smells. Really. I have a very sensitive nose!
  25. I’m not a morning person but I also struggle to stay up late
  26. I have a big crush on Colin Firth
  27. I love relaxing at a spa
  28. I need to find more time to relax at a spa
  29. I love jelly babies and odd numbers (which is why these 2 items are listed together!)

There you have it. A little bit about me and the person behind this blog. If there is anything else you would like to know, please ask! Thanks for stopping by.

Helen x

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18 thoughts on “29 things about me

  1. We could be friends, I’m with you on everything bar the odd numbers, I love even ones myself. Great idea, I might try this out for my blog x #twinklytuesday


    • Thank you. That’s so lovely. I did wonder if it was a bit self-indulgent as I just decided to do it but I like to think it means readers can get to know me a bit better. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ Hx


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