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. Congratulations! I look forward to getting to know you and your blog better over the coming year! All the best and lots of writing success to you!

  3. 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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