About Me

Hello and welcome.

Things Helen Loves, Helen sitting on an old steam engine
Interesting find in a park in Berlin.

My name is Helen and I am a Mother to four, wife to one and consumer of more coffee than would be considered sensible. I’m also a lover of history, books, beautifully scented candles and laughing until my sides hurt. I’m also very curious and love to travel, explore and see what I can see.

I am happily married to a soldier and  our version of travelling involves spending a few years at a time, in as many places as possible. Currently, we are very much enjoying a stint in Edinburgh. Living in different places inspires me to travel to destinations I might never have considered. With three children still at home, a budget to keep to and a military husband, travel can be an interesting experience. I hope the research, the journeys and- lets be honest, because real life happens- the mistake I make can inspire others to get out there and just give it a go.

If you’d like to get in touch, have any suggestions for future blog posts or might like to work with me, you can either use the contact form, or email me direct at helen.story@hotmail.co.uk.

I am so pleased to have you here and if you’d like a peek at what I’ve been up to that doesn’t make it onto the blog  you can also find me over on Instagram @thingshelenloves.

Helen x