It was a pleasure to be nominated again for a 'SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD' and answering interview questions so you my readers can get to know me more as the person behind the keyboard at Helen's Journey Blog
The Chevin Cross, a 36foot high cross made from wood salvaged from the 1996 IRA Manchester bomb destruction. Instillation on 'Ottley Chevin' within the Chevin Forest Park in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Review of a family day out and disability access information also. See my photos to make you smile and want to visit yourself...
Life lessons from Spring: "All of these Spring time clues that nature gives us, carry with them messages of hope, new beginnings and fresh perspectives!" - Helen's Journey
Saint Patrick's Day celebrations in Birmingham UK - the 3rd biggest St Paddy's parade in the world! New York City has the biggest Saint Patrick's Day parade & then the second largest is Ireland's own parade in Dublin.
Birmingham has Britain's only Irish Quarter & also hosted Britain's first ever Saint Patricks Day Parade in 1952. Read all about it...
A dose of female empowerment on 'International Women's Day' and to take with you into each new day ahead! Including my poem "WE ARE WOMEN" all about the power of a woman.
World Book Day - Snow White and other Fancy Dress Costume ideas and photos. It is a day to celebrate all things books - reading, authors, illustrators, book characters, etc. With the aim of encouraging more children to discover more books and the joy and pleasure that can come along with reading.
How to do pancake day, the healthy way! Product review of the Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Vegan and Non GMO pancakes on my menu.
A dose of love & perspective for singles on Valentine's Day. Change your feelings this February from lonely to loved! Read my strategies & advice for being single. Learn about the 4 Greek words to describe the different types of love.
The dangers of Tunnel Vision and how to break down the walls to widen your perspective in life
Survival Tips for when life feels overwhelming! Taking 'one day at a time' moving forward into the unknown 'step by step', getting things done 'bit by bit' & ticking off the to-do list 'one by one'!
As Helen's Journey Blog is 1 of the 8 bloggers from 102 nominees chosen as a finalist for the 'WELLBEING UK BLOG AWARD 2019' I share why wellbeing is so vital to our health and happiness and how wellbeing niche blogs are important and inspiring. I also list my top wellbeing posts for encouragement.
Handy ways to get prepared, focused and be ready for all that's ahead... Set your intentions for the future with Focus Words, Goal Setting and Promises to yourself.
"CHRISTMAS CHEER" A Christmas Acrostic Poem encapsulating the beauty of the Christmas Season and all its traditions.
Two Category Nominations in the 'UK Blog Awards 2019' Please VOTE FOR HELEN'S JOURNEY in both categories; 'Wellness' & 'Green & Eco'!
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A big THANK YOU! I appreciate every single vote esp as I'm up against some big blog names...
The Power of THANKFULNESS! Top Tips for logging GRATITUDE, to bring more happiness and inner peace into your life through the joy of gratefulness! Including a 'WEEKLY GRATITUDE DIARY' free printable, as my gratitude gift for my readers!
HOW I BUILT MY BLOG IN THE FIRST YEAR - REACHING OVER 10,000 VIEWS & OVER 11,000 FOLLOWERS. Helen's Journey Blog 1 year Bloggerversary!
Mary Poppins Fancy Dress Costume DIY Tutorial. A great costume option when you need an easy outfit that isn't too complicated to put together, but that gives you a great chance of winning best costume!
As my first year of blogging comes to an end, I've been nominated for two 'Blogger Recognition Awards'!
Here is my award interview, sharing the story of starting my blog and two pieces of advice for other bloggers or wannabe bloggers...
Finding the right gift can be tough - So here are some handy ideas for touching gifts for friends and loved ones!
A post sharing a list of gifts I had for my Birthday, that helped to made it so full of love and effort!
LIFE LESSONS THAT THE SEASON OF AUTUMN/FALL CAN BRING TO ALL...
Like most things in life, how we experience the change of season and weather, is down to our personal perspective. This post is all about how we can purposely choose a positive perspective, as we transition into a new season.