+44 7879 440170 helen@unlikelygenius.com
Drum roll please… (or preferably Prosecco corks popping)

Drum roll please… (or preferably Prosecco corks popping)

🌟🥳 HAPPY 1ST #WRITE52 BIRTHDAY TO ME 🌟🥳   A year ago I was travelling around the Nordic fjords in snow…in June… (ahh bliss, remember the days when we could travel?)… when I stumbled upon a tweet by Ed Callow which mentioned he was trying to give himself...
What do you stand for?

What do you stand for?

Today I was asked what I stand for. I wrote quite a list but the one on the end that surprised me was ‘I stand for travelling the world and interacting with other cultures’.  Now obviously I know I like holidays, who doesn’t? But it is more than that – I...
Turning the Good Ship Melancholy Around

Turning the Good Ship Melancholy Around

I have had a bad week.  I will not hide it. It continues to be a struggle. It should be a great week, an exciting one. But I am a long way from home and feeling rubbish. For the first time since going freelance, I have had a wobble, after working non-stop for 4 weeks...
Bookshops: Welcome to my happy place

Bookshops: Welcome to my happy place

Is there anything more fabulous to do with your day than browse in a bookshop? I think not. I could really just leave it there, you will possibly not persuade me otherwise, but I will explain why bookshops are indeed one of my favourite things. As an avid reader, I...
Medieval majesty in -20℃

Medieval majesty in -20℃

Why Tallinn? My partner Graham and I love our travels, but due to our anti-social dislike of crowds or any form of busyness, we generally like to venture where others don’t. Or at least at a time of year when few other fools would visit certain places. Hence many a...
Preikestolen: The most beautiful viewpoint in the world?

Preikestolen: The most beautiful viewpoint in the world?

The ultimate place of beauty The most recent newcomer to my list of fantabulous favourite things, this is best place to start my #Write52 journey. It is an event that I will always be truly grateful for, and I feel may possibly never be trumped in the incredible view...