I’ve just realised that this week marks a year since I started blogging.

Things have changed quite a bit in that time. When I started blogging I was hoping to post something once a week, and mostly about writing. Now I try and post two or three times a week, and have expanded my focus to encompass more of my life and who I am.

I also had no followers. Now I have quite a few but, more importantly, I’ve connected with a wonderful group of people who read and comment regularly, which I really enjoy and appreciate. And some of you have even been kind enough to buy a copy of my book! I love to write, and it’s been a real pleasure so far to be able to share my ideas and work with you all.

I’ve also published my first book, Oak and Mist. Part one of a six part series, it’s the culmination of nearly three years’ work. A lot of people contributed to the process, including some generous bloggers out there whose advice and encouragement have meant a great deal.

To celebrate, I thought it might be fun to look back at some of my most popular posts over the last year. And here they are, in no particular order:

Making Salad With Anais,



Clearing My Mind


The Joy of Reading

Treasure Hunting

A Mystery From the Sea

It’s been a wonderful year! Thanks to everyone for visiting, reading, following and commenting 🙂


22 thoughts on “Birthday

  1. I started reading ‘Journey to Ambeth’ the other night. It might take me a while to finish, as I have a couple of things on the go, including a daughter completing her Year 12 mid-year exams, but I’m enjoying it so far!

    • Thanks Louise – it’s lovely to hear you’re enjoying it so far 🙂 And I hear you about having no reading time – I still have two books on the go I seem to have been reading for months. I suggested to another commenter with the same issue that instead of a Writing Retreat, we should all go on a Reading Retreat, (which I imagined as a room with comfy seats and lots of snacks) so we can all catch up!

  2. Reblogged this on Suzie81 Speaks and commented:
    Meet Helen! She’s just celebrated her year blogiversary and has shared links from her favourite posts. She’s a wonderful writer and I’m sure would love to meet new bloggy friends! Check out her post, follow, reblog – do your thing WordPress!

      • You’re very welcome! Mine is pretty new too- but a year is a commitment and something to be proud of! I’ve only started being serious about mine since late Feb. it will be good to read more of your postings! 🙂 KaiCarra

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