Author Archives: Helen

The practicalities of wood-fired heating

My posts about the Rayburn 345W are still some of my most popular as there is so little information about them. Now we’ve had ours for four years, I thought I’d put together a list of practicalities that should be … Continue reading

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What is 50,000 divided by 30?

The answer is 1667. If you’ve just completed National November Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. For those of you who don’t, the idea is that you write a 50,000 word novel in … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at Hollow Crown filming

  I saw Benedict Cumberbatch filming some of the next series of Hollow Crown on Monday. Very exciting! The full post is on Oshun’s blog.

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There’s a hole in our kayak

This is a genuine post on our local Freecycle forum: “We have a very old kayak to get rid of.  I don’t know anything about it except that it has a hole in it but still floats and that it is too … Continue reading

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Frozen Costumes

Just a quick message to tell you that I’ve written a bit about adult Frozen costumes over on my alternative fashion blog.

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Farm Festival review, Bruton, Somerset

Oh my goodness – apologies for not posting in absolutely ages! One of the first things I was busy with was Farm Festival  which took place 1st – 2nd August. This review is from a trader’s point of view. We arrived … Continue reading

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The Glastonbury bag dress

When you walk through the entrance of Glastonbury festival, this is usually the scenario: You’re pulling some kind of trolley or cart stacked up with camping paraphernalia; it’s wobbling precariously, but so far the bungee cord is holding. The rucksack … Continue reading

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Oshun’s book dress & Maisie Williams

I’ve been busy making a fairytale dress from a stack of unwanted books for the Bookbarn out-of-print fashion show. It’s going to be judged on Friday by Maisie Williams (Arya Stark in Game of Thrones) I’ve written all about it … Continue reading

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Courtney Love tour at Bristol

I am playing all my Hole and Courtney Love albums again, and I’m even inspired to get out the electric guitar and have another go at trying to learn how to play it! As we queued at the O2 Academy … Continue reading

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Oshun

Just a quick post to let you know about my new website. Oshun is my clothing label for fairytale, steampunk and bohemian handmade creations. Please take a look HERE and let me know what you think!

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