About Me

Hello and welcome.

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 and all things vintage.

Things Helen Loves image of girl in desert landscape

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. Last year we relocated to Wiltshire where I have discovered a love for rural living and the English countryside.

Living in different places pushes me to visit places I might not have discovered otherwise.. From hidden heritage to country walks to city breaks and coastal exploring,  I love discovering what each posting has to offer.  I hope my little corner of the internet will inspire others to get out there and have an adventure, no matter how small!

Three children still at home, a big daft dog and a military husband means I often have to get creative to make the best of things so you’ll also find me getting chatty about travel on a budget, making a house a home and other things that catch my attention. Oh, and lots of dog pictures. Like this one.

Things Helen Loves, image of black German Shepherd Dog


If you’d like to get in touch, have any suggestions for future posts or would like to work with me, you can either use the contact form, or email me direct at helen.story@hotmail.co.uk. For an extra does of all the things I love, find me over on Instagram @thingshelenloves.

Helen x