Question: What do you do with old military barracks when they are no longer needed to house soldiers and supplies? It’s an interesting question. Moving about as an army wife and digging into the history of each place we live, I’ve come to realise that the MoD lives in an endless cycle of building military… Continue reading Peninsula Barracks, Winchester
So… Winchester. Located in Hampshire, keeper of a rich history, former capital of ancient England. Home to a proud military heritage and incredibly photogenic to boot. Worth a look, right? I thought so. Hence our first day out exploring anywhere beyond our immediate local area in a long, long time involved a self guided walk… Continue reading Walking Tour of Winchester
Hello and Happy March. How are we all? Here I am once again, blowing the dust off this old blog of mine. I always intend to write regularly and have a few ideas floating around, but real life gets in the way. I last posted in February, the month of nearly. Nearly out of home… Continue reading 5 Ways to Be Kind From Home.
I recently posted my travel wish list for 2021. I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to start making travel plans again soon, but for now we remain in lockdown. That means lots and lots of local lockdown walks. Try saying that quickly after a couple of generous gins. Luckily, I love walking. I’m out everyday… Continue reading Lock Down Walk: The Natural Beauty of Wiltshire ( Kind of)
How are we all doing? I mean, really and truly, how are you doing? I hope everyone is managing to stay positive. It’s a challenge isn’t it? Every time we see the light at the end of the tunnel, circumstances shift just enough to block it. I don’t know about anyone else but it makes… Continue reading Spring Flowers & A Story from Estonia.
Does what it says on the tin, really. I’m hoping most of this will go from wish list to concrete plans at some point in the year. Dream now, travel later. 10 places I’d like to go in 2021. Some are local, some overseas. I live in hope. Some are re-visits of places I didn’t… Continue reading 10 Places For 2021: My Wish List
Happy New Year ! Here’s to all the hopes and dreams of a fresh start. And thankfully so. Honestly, despite generally being a glass-half-full person, the back end of last year got me down. I avoided any major disasters and the dreaded COVID, but a handful of other things including restrictions on seeing people, issues… Continue reading Deployment: The Truth & The Future
Apart from the actual travelling , obviously. Things Helen Loves started out as a travel blog. It’s meandered about a bit. There’s been a few lifestyle posts, lots of graveyards, a bit of army wife life thrown in along the way. I always return to travel and exploring. It’s what I love. This hasn’t been… Continue reading Things I Miss About Travel
Just as the title says, and in that order. I used to live in a little town in Germany called Bad Lippspringe, affectionately shorted to ‘Bad Lip’ by the Brit community. Bad Lip was home to the Arminius Spring or Arminius Quelle, a water source said to have healing properties. I’m not so sure, I… Continue reading A Revisit, A Review & A Rant
First things first. Mail or post? Mail box or post box? Mail man or postman? It’s post, post box and postman or ‘postie’ for me. When we moved back to the UK from Germany the first time my son, having been born in Germany had no concept of post coming through the door. So fascinated… Continue reading The Latest Thing I Love…Letters & Post Boxes.